Kendari City Government in Southeast Sulawesi conducted tree planting in commemorating National Planting Day 2018, in Kadia Kendari on Monday (17/12). The event was attended by Acting Mayor of Kendari, Sulkarnain. Sulkarnain after planting the tree, affirmed that the event is a real action to save forest, land and water. He said forest is a very important life support to protect land and water sustainability. According to him, the program can balance development and preserve environment and water resources in Kendari.
As many as 735 athletes are participated in International Wushu Championship in Bali, that was opened by Chairman of Executive Board of Indonesian Wushu, Airlangga Hartarto, in Nusa Dua Bali, on Monday evening (17/12). Head of the championship committee, entitle “1'st Bali International Kungfu Championship 2018”, Bambang Supriyanto, said the participants are from 88 clubs in Indonesia and overseas, namely Ukraine, Macao and Norway. According to Bambang, the main target of the championship is to introduce and to popularize traditional wushu sport to international world. Therefore, part of traditional wushu propaganda that will become the biggest competition, is competed in Indonesia in accordance with the determination and standardization of International Wushu Federation. Therefore, the championship is also packed in form of sport tourism to more strengthen Bali image as tourist destination.
The Office of Tourism, Youth and Sports of Agam regency, West Sumatra recorded that around 7,500 tourists visited Maninjau Lake Festival which was centered at Muko-muko tourism object, Tanjungraya district, on December 15 and 16. Secretary of Tourism and Culture Office of Agam, Agusmardi, said in Lubukbasung, on Monday (17/12) that generally tourists who visited the event were local tourist from Agam, regency, and neighbor towns. The crowdmade most of merchandises at the tourism object sold out. It was along with the goal of the event, namely to increase the economy of the local people, and to increasing the number of visits and also to preserve Minangkabau tradition to young generation. Agusmardi said the event was a“tambua tansa” competition, an art of Salingka people of Maninjau Lake, with the participants 42 teams and also recitation competition of Asmaul Husna or the names of Allah (God the Almighty) which was participated by45 teams. Besides that, there was also competition of pupuik batang padi, fari Minangkabau instrument, with 20 participants and rowing which was participated by 6 regencies and cities. In the future, the event will be held in international level with participants from neighboring countries.