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Vice President Leads Strategic Tourism Coordination Team

JAKARTA ~ Vice President Boediono has been assigned to lead a new Cross-Sectoral Strategic Tourism Coordination Team based on Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 64/2014 about Cross-Sectoral Strategic Coordination of Tourism Implementation, which was signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on July 3, 2014. “For the smooth implementation of the national tourism programs, a Strategic Tourism […]

Japan to Implement Free Visa for Indonesians: Marty

Japan will be implementing a free visa policy for Indonesians traveling to Japan starting January 2015, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa reported on Tuesday after meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Ishida in Jakarta. “The free visa policy will likely be implemented starting January 2015. In response, the Indonesian government is also in the […]

Local Cultures Are Excellence of Indonesian Fashion: Minister

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu said that the wealth of diverse local cultures should be used optimally for excellence and attractiveness of Indonesian handicraft and fashion. “Utilization of local culture will make Indonesia famous for its uniqueness and excellence in the international fashion arena,” Mari Elka Pangestu said here on Tuesday. […]

Pastika Demands Titab Reservoir to be developed as Tourism Attraction

SINGARAJA ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika wanted Titab Reservoir in Buleleng Regency can be developed as tourism object with the addition of periodic appearance of attractions. Pastika, on the sidelines of his visit to the reservoir in Singaraja, on Thursday said that addition tourist attractions and cultural performances will certainly make the reservoir very […]

Nusa Penida to be Developed as a Cow Breeding

Head of Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health of the Province of Bali, Putu Sumantra said Nusa Penida island, Klungkung Regency, continues to be developed into one of Bali’s cattle breeding places for superior quality. “It’s called community breeding pattern, by then the economy of local people develops. Breeding program in Nusa Penida Bali […]

Presidential Scholarship Program for Leaders of the Future

The government is designing the “Indonesian Presi-dential Scholarship” program to prepare a golden generation who will become the future leaders of the nation, an official has said. “The Indonesian Presidential Scholarship program is designed for a golden generation as the future leaders of this nation,” presidential special staff for economy and development, Firmansyah, said during […]

Economy Recession Not Decreases Tourists Visit to Bali

DENPASAR ~ A tourism observer, Nyoman Sumada said that the economic recession that hit several countries in Europe and has yet to recover fully, not discourage travelers from the continent to travel to Bali. “Many airlines supporting travelers’ arrival from several countries in Europe for a vacation to the island to be able to relax […]

Japanese Tourist Enthralled by Balinese Arts Performs at Art Festival

JAKARTA ~ During her foremost visit, 25-year-old Japanese citizen, Emiko Nakai, was interested in Balinese arts and culture alike any other tourist visiting Dewata Island for the first time. However, her love for Balinese arts and culture has deepened over the course of time. “After I learnt about Balinese arts and culture in detail, I […]