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Various tastes of Indonesian coffee are in great demand by British people. It can be viewed from the existence of importers and owners of coffee’s stalls in England in the event of Indonesia Coffee Day that was held by Indonesian embassy in London. Counselor of the Indonesian embassy in London, Thomas Siregar said on Sunday that the importers and the owners of the coffee said that they are interested  in and want to do business with Indonesian coffee’s entrepreneurs and farmers. They admitted that Indonesian coffee has different taste from instant coffee. Indonesian Ambassador to Great Britain, Republic of Ireland and International Maritime Organization, Rizal Sukma said that market potential of Indonesia coffee in England is very large, reminding there is tradition changing trend in England from drinking tea to coffee. Ambassador Rizal hopes that Indonesia Coffee Day event can become promotion event to increase export of Indonesian coffee to England. In the cooperation event of the Indonesian embassy in London with Trade Ministry and Bank Indonesia, all coffee types were presented in coffee cupping session that was guided by Syafrudin, a representative of Specialty Coffee Association Indonesia.

Indonesian embassy in Singapore cooperated with Indonesian Tourism Ministry to introduce Bintan to 12 ambassadors of neighboring countries that reside in Singapore and Jakarta. The event was Ambassadors' Familiarization Trip to Bintan & Batam that was conducted at Bintan Lagoon Resort, Lagoi, Bintan, Riau Islands.  Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, Ngurah Swajaya in his press release received in Jakarta, on Saturday, said that he efforts were conducted to realize the target of 20 million foreign tourists to Indonesia. Ambassador Ngurah said that Bintan has a lot of tourism destinations and attractions, including golf square. In addition, Bintan is also adjacent to Singapore. Bintan is chosen because of proximity of location with Singapore as international hub.

Three students of Wikrama Vocational High School, Bogor, West Java were selected to represent Indonesia to participate in Film Festival in Japan. The 12th Asian International Children’s Film Festival' is conducted in Hokaido, Japan starting from November 19-28, 2018. The three students are Denzel Gymnastiar Setiawan, Muhammad Fauzi Azhar, and Angelive Hilsunny. They were selected to represent Indonesia based on selection result which was conducted by Japanese embassy in Indonesia. Their documentary film entitled 'Return' succeeded to pass selection and selected as representatives from Indonesia on the festival. The film will be shown together with films of other schools from 12 countries in Asia. Coach and also teacher of multimedia expertise competency of Wikrama Vocational School, M Dudi Permadi said that the film with the title "Return" under cooperation with his students tells about a worker who has worst habits by littering. Then finally, the worker realizes that the environment must be protected.

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