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22
November

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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Today's Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information: first, Tanah Laut holds Folk Market 2018. The second is that Grebeg Maulud in Madiun is enlivened by Gunungan 'Jaler' and 'Estri' parade. We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on Tourim Minister facilitates Business-to-Business of Lombok and Yogyakarta industry.

Regional government of Tanah Laut, South Kalimantan held Folk Market 2018 at Pertasi Kencana Pelaihari square on Wednesday (21/11). Regent of Tanah Laut, Sukamta said that Folk Market 2018 is an annual event to commemorate the anniversary of Tanah Laut regency. He said that the implementation of Folk Market 2018 is different from the previous year because the event is handed over to vendors as implementer, which is organized in the group of PKL Uber Rezeki or in English means Vendors Chase Fortune. The regional government only facilitates it. The event was attended by Deputy Regent of Tanah Laut,  Regional House of Representative’s members of Tanah Laut, Head of Cooperative Office of Small Business and Trade of Tanah Laut. In addition, Head of the vendors’ group and the committee of the event also attended the event.

City’s government of Madiun held Gunungan, 'Jaler' and 'Estri' parade. The parade of the two events was the peak of Grebeg Maulud event to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW 1440 Hijriah, which felt on Tuesday (20/11). The parade took route at ancient mosque park to Madiun city’s square. Gunungan Jaler contained of raw vegetables, while  Gunungan Estri contained of snacks. After being paraded, the two gunungan events were prayed and then seized by local people. They believed if they succeeded to get part of the gunungan, they would get blessing in their life. Head of Historical Development Section, Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Office, Madiun city, Sumiati said that the parade is a manifestation to imitate the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Meanwhile, Mayor of Madiun, Sugeng Rismiyanto said that the parade of gunungan Jaler and Estri has become religious cultural tourism icon in Madiun. In the future, to enliven the birth of Prophet Muhammad SAW, his side would ask related offices to invite Small and Medium Enterprises to conduct bazar for three days at Madiun city’s square.

We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on Minister of Tourim facilitates Business-to-Business of Lombok and Yogyakarta industry.

Big mission was carried out by Tour Agent and Tour Operator (TA/TO) of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara in Yogyakarta. Facilitated by Tourism Ministry, as many as 20 Tour Agents and Tour Operators offered various kinds of tourism packages to Lombok and West Nusa Tenggara and to affirm if tourism of West Nusa Tenggara has been recovered. Business-to-Business (B2B) event was packaged in Table Top and Gala Dinner of West Nusa Tenggara rise Asia, held starting from November 20-22, 2018. Head of the Working Team of Destination and Promotion Recovery of West Nusa Tenggara, Dr. Farid Said stated that the team has proposed various activities both destination recovery and promotion to accelerate NTB tourism recovery post-earthquake. This was stated by Dr. Farid in his press release received by RRI on Tuesday (20/11). The event is follow-up on tourism recovery post-earthquake that hit Lombok and surrounding areas on August 5, 2018. Previously, Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya has set a Decree related to the Working Team. The team did efforts and activities in the form of 3A data collection (Attraction, Accessibility, and Amenity), psychological recovery through trauma healing and promotion of tourism destination that was not affected. Head of Marketing of Area II Regional III at the deputy of Marketing I Section of Tourism Ministry, Hendry Noviardi explained that the intended destination is Special  Economic Zone of Mandalika which is being developed by ITDC as Priority Tourism Destination, Sekotong (Gili Nangu, Gili Sudak, Gili Kedis), as part of Senggigi and Mataram city.

That was Mosaic of the Archipelago.

22
November

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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RRI World, Service -Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world. 

 

The first information is from Geneva.

Indonesian delegation in World Trade Organization -WTO at the meeting of Committee on Technical Barriers on Trade of goods questioned again two European Union policies which will hamper the access of palm oil export and derivative products to 28 markets of European Union member countries. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday (14-15/11). The obstacle of the European Union policy is RED II or Amendment Renewable Energy Directive 2009/20/EC which is related to European Union plan to prohibit using biofuel from palm oil. European Union also enforces palm oil free labeling on various consumers products which are conducted voluntarily by private companies in European Union. Indonesian delegation perceived that the two European policies only will take benefit for vegetable oil producers from the European Union, which is from rape-seed. Indonesian permanent representative in Geneva, Ambassador Hasan Kleib also said that voluntarily labeling method is not fair because it discriminates import products from domestic products, a condition that is prohibited by WTO’s agreement.

 

The next information is from Jeddah.

Team of Directorate General of General Administration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights conducted socialization of citizen service innovation based on online.  The electronic system was introduced to staffs at the Indonesian consulate general in Jeddah. Director of State Administration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Kartiko Nurintias in his written statement said on Tuesday (20/11) that the application makes easy access and gives service certainty for applicants who want to propose citizenship. The electronic system provides 6 types of services by submitting the application for the statement to choose the citizenship for Indonesian people with dual citizenship, to request to be Indonesia citizen, to request to receive again Indonesian citizenship, to apply for a certificate of loss of citizenship, to request loss of his or her citizenship to President, and to report the loss of citizenship automatically. Kartiko also remarked that the existence of the application is also to protect the applicants from brokering practices and declared that all data that are proposed through the application are guaranteed by using QR barcode system.

 

We end Diplomatic Corner from Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.

Around 50 foreign bikers of Brompton will do bicycling tour in Bali, starting from November 23-24, 2018 to enjoy beautiful scenery, culinary and taking pictures. Those who will come are influential bikers in their countries. Therefore, Brompton cycling tour which is the first time conducted in Bali, is expected to be able to invite other bikers to come and tour to Bali next year. Head of Brompton Owners Bali, Karonaituha Wiwin said in Gianyar, Bali on Wednesday that 50 tour participants of “We love Bali – Brompton World Travelers come from Singapore, Malaysia, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau. He also said that 19 bikers are women. The touring will start from Thursday from the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kentjana (GWK) to Udayana University, Kedonganan and will end in Kuta. On Friday (24/11), the bikers will begin from Karangasem to Ubud. Head of Tourism Office of Bali, AA Gede Yuniartha Putra welcomed Brompton World Traveler in Bali.

That’s Diplomatic Corner.

20
November

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of Archipelago. In today’s edition, I will present some items of information. First, being conducive situation, the working environment in Central Java is the best in Indonesia; Second, students are committed to building the country's economy through entrepreneurship, and the last information is that Bali Election Supervisory Board encourages women to become election supervisors.

 

The Ministry of Manpower gave an award to the Central Java Provincial Government because the conducive situation of the work environment in Central Java is the best when compared to other provinces in Indonesia. According to Antara press release received in Semarang on Monday, Central Java succeeded in surpassing 33 other provinces in Indonesia with the highest Employment Achievement Index (IPK) from the category of conducive working environment. The award was given directly by the Minister of Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri to Governor of Central Java,  Ganjar Pranowo in the 2018 Employment Development Index Award at the Ministry of Manpower Office. In the event, Central Java Province is also named the third national best as a Province with Large Employment Affairs. Governor Ganjar Pranowo, after receiving the award, said that this award is actually a collective work of the government, employers and employees in Central Java. Meanwhile, Minister of Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri on the occasion said that the awards given were a manifestation of the country's appreciation for the regions that have excelled in labor development. He also emphasized that the government in the future will increasingly focus on improving the quality of human resources because skilled human resources are the key to boosting national economic growth.

 

The 9th Indonesian Student Entrepreneurship Expo (KMI) held at the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Campus, Dramaga, Bogor, West Java (10/11) has several series of events; one of which is the ISEN (Indonesia Student Entrepreneur Network) Workshop. Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of IPB, Dr. Ir. SyarifahIis Aisyah and Chair of the 2018 KMI Expo said that ISEN is expected to be a forum for young entrepreneurs to collaborate so that they can move forward together to improve the Indonesian economy. In addition, Head of the Sub-Directorate of Welfare and Entrepreneurship at the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs, Dr. Ismet Yusputra in his speech, hoped that through this workshop, it would spark the spirit of students in achieving entrepreneurship.

 

The Bali Provincial Election Supervisory Board –Bawaslu encourages women in Bali to participate as supervisors in the 2019 Election and can cast their voting rights according to their conscience. This was affirmed by Chairman of the Bawaslu Bali, Ketut Ariyani during the 2019 Election Supervision Socialization event in Denpasar, Bali on Monday. In terms of quality, Ariyani regards women in Bali as potentially "plunging" as supervisors, but face a number of obstacles starting from the family environment and lack of understanding regarding the role of election supervisors. At the socialization program which was attended by women representatives from various campuses, NGOs, professional circles, beginner voters and media representatives, she said that  with these activities, they are encouraged by their enthusiasm to actively become election supervisors. Moreover, participatory supervision is carried out by women, according to Ariyani, its role is very important to help create elections that run smoothly and democratically amid the limited number of election supervisors. To keep strengthening the understanding of Balinese women about the 2019 Election and supervision, Bali Election Supervisory Board also plans to re-organize socialization by targeting PKK members along with a number of competitions, women's gatherings in villages that learn joint Rejang dance, youth organizations and so on.

 

That was Mosaic of Archipelago.

20
November

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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First information is from New Delhi, India. Indonesia has many historical archives about Indonesia's efforts to create a more just and peaceful world. These archives deserve to be the collective memory of the world. Therefore, Indonesia has sought several years of important archives to become the Memory of the World from UNESCO. Indonesia is currently nominating the archival record of the First Non-Aligned Movement Conference and the archives of first President Soekarno's speech, entitled To Build the World Anew in the UNESCO Memory of the World. India is an important partner to realize this desire. Thus, Deputy for Information and Filing Systems Studies at the National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia, Imam Gunarto, National Archives Ambassador, Rieke Dyah Pitaloka, and Indonesian Ambassador to New Delhi, Sidharto R. Suryodipuro met with Director General of National Archives of India (NAI), Shri Shravan Kumar in New Delhi, India last Friday (16/11). The National Archives Ambassador, Rieke Dyah Pitaloka expressed the desire of the Indonesian Government to obtain support from member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement to nominate together to record the archives of the First Non-Aligned Movement Conference as the UNESCO Memory of the World. This nomination will begin in the upcoming June 2019.

 

Next information is from Minsk, Belarus. Commemorating 25 years of Indonesia-Belarus relations, Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir visited Belarus on November 13 and 14. The visit was intended to enhance research, technology, innovation and higher education cooperation between Indonesia and Belarus. While in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, Minister Mohamad Nasir conducted a series of meetings and visits, such as opening the second meeting of Indonesia-Belarus Joint Working Group on Science, Technology and Higher Education, bilateral meetings, and witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Education of Belarus. Both countries have the same interest in preparing the militant generation to master science and technology and innovation for a nation that is able to face global challenges. Higher education cooperation includes, such as developing contacts between universities, exchanging information on various higher education programs, designing curriculum programs, conducting dialogue, and joint conferences, as well as teaching and student mobility programs.

 

Last information is from Stockholm, Sweden. Six students of Pelita Harapan University and seven from Gadjah Mada University participated in a debate competition at the Global Rounds of Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court at Stockholm University, Stockholm. They routinely participate in debate competitions at the international level representing their respective universities, hoping to increase their insight and knowledge about arbitration issues between investors and the state. Moot Court's Global Rounds of Foreign Direct Investment provides opportunities for Indonesian students to compete against representatives from top universities around the world, such as Harvard Law School, King's College of London, and National University of Singapore. Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court has a very high standard and has an organized program. Around 280 participants along with their mentors and around 90 arbitration experts from around the world attended. In 2018, the University of Pelita Harapan team ranked second in the Asia-Pacific arena, while the UGM team was the overall champion of Foreign Direct Investment Moot in Argentina in 2016. The Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm will continue to encourage students to join in various international competitions in Sweden.

 

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19
November

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A number of foreign artists participated in enlivening art-culture performance in Kediri, East Java. Whose title was "Panji Mbulan" at Selomangleng cave tourism object in Kediri on Sunday (18/11). Mayor of Kediri, Abdullah Abu Bakar said that the event was conducted to more introduce tourism potential and culture in Kediri abroad. The event also becomes collaboration opportunity between Indonesian and foreign artists. In addition, the event was held to introduce products of small and medium enterprises from Kediri. Besides Indonesian artists, the event was also enlivened by some neighboring countries, such as Spain, France, Germany, China, Brazil, and Mexico. They conducted various attractions, such as musical performances, theater and dance.

Indonesian embassy in Canberra held Indonesian Festival which presented various Indonesian foods, traditional art stage and  cultural exhibition in a bid to promote Indonesian tourism potential. The event was welcomed enthusiastically by the local people and the number of visitors reached 5,000 people. A number of Senior and Junior High schools in Canberra also used the event to more closely introduce Indonesia by witnessing annual culinary and cultural festival. The event was officially opened by Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo on Saturday (17/11). A number of ambassadors with their wives of neighboring countries, such as Denmark, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Palestine, Lebanon, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Zambia, of Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Australian diplomats and foreign diplomats of the Philippines, China and Thailand, especially also attended the event. Indonesian Festival in Canberra presented 5 main attractions at cultural hall, Indonesian products and New 10 Bali tourism promotions at Kartini hall. A number of superior textile products and handicrafts such as batik, bead bags and Tapis clothes were also exhibited. Indonesian typical foods that were also offered, became its main attraction for Australians. The visitors even were willing to take long queue to get service of Indonesian foods that were sold by Indonesian community in Australia. Arumba rhythm and Angklung from West Java, Dayak Kenyah dance and playing Sampek instrument from East Kalimantan, Lampung traditional dance, until Tor-Tor from North Sumatera Utara and Sajojo dance from Papua succeeded to enliven the event.

Chief of Indonesian Police, General Tito Karnavian led Indonesian delegation at the 87th General Assembly held at Madinat Jumeirah Convention & Events Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main agendas discussed  in the Assembly that is held starting on November 18-21, 2018, are global strategic formulation in handling trans-national crimes through optimized cooperation among state polices and the increasing of the capability of police’s institutions of Interpol members.  General Tito is also  scheduled to attend some bilateral meetings, along with Home minister of United Arab Emirates, US Deputy Attorney, Chief of Canadian police, Chief of Ukrainian police, Chief of Hong Kong Police, and Head of Russian NCB-Interpol.

19
November

Mosaic of Indonesia

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At least, one thousand dancers were deployed by Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism to target tourists who want to enjoy the evenings on the weekend in the education city on Saturday. The dancers presented on Jalan Ijen area to Jalan Simpang Balap Malang City are expected to be able to attract the attention of tourists who are spending theirs weekend in Malang and at the same time, this becomes an alternative look that is packaged in Malang Night Culture and Art. In addition to carrying a thousand dancers, Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism also presents a variety of arts and culture that can be enjoyed free of charge by tourists or visitors from various regions around Malang. Head of Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism, Ida Ayu Made Wahyuni said that through this event, 20 art potentials in Malang City are expected to be displayed simultaneously. She hopes that this activity can become an annual agenda, such as the Malang Flower Carnival (MFC). Thus, Malang Night Culture and Art can also be a reference for foreign tourists to visit Malang.

The Kandang Kebo Community again held a cultural gathering with the theme 'Fabric Motives on Temple Reliefs and Statues and Their Use at Present' on Saturday (17/11). The event is located at the Kandang Kebo Community Basecamp, Ngalian, Widodomartani, Ngemplak in Sleman. Head of the Sleman Regency Culture Office's Documentation, Facility and Infrastructure, Wasita stated that his side gave high appreciation for similar activities, considering that these activities would increase the horizon of understanding local culture and enhance awareness towards the potential of the noble culture. Through this workshop, we can reintroduce batik motifs in reliefs and statues in the temple, their meanings at present, and the government's progress in fostering batik artists.

The Lima Gunung Cultural Parade enlivened the Friendship Run event, Borobudur Marathon 2018 Powered by Bank Jateng, which was held at the Pawon Temple complex, Wanurejo, Borobudur Village, Mungkid District, Magelang District, in Central Java on Saturday (17/11). Before being released for a distance of three kilometers, hundreds of Friendship Run participants were first welcomed by some community arts from various regions around the Borobudur Temple. Such arts include Soreng, Kipas Mego, Truntung and the art of Topeng Ireng, which was sung by Wargo Budoyo Hamlet, Gejayan, Warangan Village, Pakis District, Magelang Regency. The organizing committee packs a 'kick off' event from the main objective of the 2018 Borobudur Marathon Powered by Bank Jateng with a fairly local nuance. Race Director, Andreas Kansil said that the committee deliberately raised local wisdom to arouse tourism around Borobudur Temple through 2018 Borobudur Marathon Powered by Bank Jateng. Andreas also said that the community around Borobudur Temple has a lot of local wisdom and a variety of cultures. This was shown in the main pre-activity. In addition to arts and culture, the local wisdom highlighted was the display of local specialties that could be enjoyed by participants at the Friendship Marathon. Some kinds of dish are Nasi Lodeh Jantung Pisang, Tahu Kupat Magelang, fried Entok, Opor Entok, Nasi Pecel, Dawet and many others.

10
November

TODAY IN HISTORY

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This is RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Today in History. The first information is about the inauguration of the 124th Japanese Emperor.

 

Hirohito or better known as Emperor Showa was the 124th Japanese Emperor. He was appointed as an emperor on December the 25th, 1926 after his father, Emperor Taisho, passed away. Hirohito was officially inaugurated on November the 10th 1928 in Tokyo. In Japanese history, he was the longest-ruling Japanese emperor from 1926 to 1989. In addition, he was also a prominent figure during World War II and the man behind Japanese restoration. His empire was known as the era of Showa meaning peaceful and bright. However, the name did not represent those values because Japan was involved in a war against China during World War II.

 

The next information is about Heroes’ Day.

 

Heroes' Day is commemorated every year on November the 10th in Indonesia. The day is dedicated to commemorate the battle of Surabaya which took place on November the 10th, 1945. It was a war involving Indonesian army and militia, who supported Indonesian independence, against the UK and the Netherlands armies, who were part of the Indonesian National Revolution. The National Day was established based on the Presidential Decree Number 316/1959 on December the 16th 1959.

 

Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO), namely a sport event for newly developed countries was a sport event established by the first Indonesian president, Soekarno late 1962 as the competitor of Olympiad. GANEFO believed that politics could not be separated from sports. This was contrary to the principle of the International Olympic Committee -IOC which separated between politics and sports. Indonesia established GANEFO after the IOC's condemn against Indonesia's political decision which did not invite Israel and Taiwan to participate in the Asian Games 1962. The decision was taken because Indonesia sympathized with China and Arabic countries. Due to the reason, the IOC postponed Indonesia's membership in the IOC and suspended Indonesia from joining the 1964 summer Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first for the IOC to postpone a country's membership.

 

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12
November

Diplomatic Corner

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Mystical figure of Nyi Roro Kidul who was presented in dance drama entitled ‘Nyi Roro Kidul’: Forgiveness, Revenge at Its Best, was carried out by Indonesian students at Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea. The performance succeeded to attract around 400 audiences who flocked Concert Hall, Kyungsung University. Information of Cultural and Social Affairs of the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Purno Widodo said on Sunday that the dance drama was adapted from folk legend story of Dewi Kandita, a princess of Sundanese Pajajaran kingdom. The performance was described well through traditional dances and music from various regions in Indonesia. The dance drama was part of “Knock Knock Indonesia” program, an annual program which was held by Indonesian students in Kyungsung University to introduce Indonesia. Annually "Knock knock Indonesia" always succeeds to amaze Korean people or foreign citizens in Busan, even it becomes one of annual programs, which is waited by Busan people and surrounding areas. Dean of External Affairs Kyungsung University, Dr. Taioun Kim expressed gratitude on support from various sides, including the Indonesian embassy in Seoul, Indonesian Trade and Promotion Center (ITPC) Busan, and Busan Foundation for International Cooperation so that Knock Knock Indonesia 2018 could be implemented smoothly.

Ten startups from Indonesia explained their ideas before Singaporean investors through ‘Indonesia Startup Insight 2018’ in Singapore. The event, which was held by Kinerja Bisa and PSB Academy, was attended by more than 400 digital entrepreneurs and investors from Singapore. Those start-ups conducted short presentation to introduce their business ideas before the investors. Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, Ngurah Swajaya hoped that strong synergy among the government, start-ups and investors can create good ecosystem and incubation for startup development in Indonesia. Indonesia Startup Insight is an annual event which gets positive response from Singaporean investors and entrepreneurs.

In welcoming Hero Day, Netflix streaming  service showed biopic film "Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto" internationally. Nayaka Untara as producer of MSH Films said on Sunday (11/11) that by showing the film through Netflix service, it’s hoped that the world community could understand Indonesian history and culture as well as figure and spirit of HOS Tjokroaminoto. Raden Hadji Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto or well known as HOS Tjokroaminoto is a figure who led Sarekat Islam organization until becoming the first largest organization with member as many as 2 million people from various social classes. He was also a teacher of leaders of national movement, such as Sukarno, Semaoen, Alimin and Moesso. The film with biopic drama genre has historical background which is strong with Javanese culture. It was played by Indonesian famous actors and actresses.

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November

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Edelweiss Tourism Village, which is under the auspices of the Central Office of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (BB-TNBTS) for farmer groups, was inaugurated on Saturday (10/11) through a series of Land of Edelweiss festival. Director of Conservation of Forest Service Environment at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dody Wahyu Karyanto said that the festival had the theme “The Harmony of Conservation and Culture of the Tengger Community”. He said that the inauguration of the Edelweiss Tourism Village is expected to provide benefits for residents of Wonokitri Village, Pasuruan Regency and Ngadisari Village, Probolinggo Regency and to attract a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. Dody also stated in Wonokitri Village, Tosari Subdistrict, Pasuruan Regency on Saturday that with the presence of  Edelweiss Tourism Village, the problem of Edelweiss flower scarcity could be directly overcome through conservation. At the same time, this also makes the village community become tourist actors, and can provide education to tourists who visit.

Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini inaugurated the National Hero Wage Rudolf Museum (WR) Soepratman. The museum is located on Jalan Mangga, Tambaksari, Surabaya, East Java. At the inauguration of WR Soepratman on Saturday (10/11), she said that the aim of building the Wage Rudolf Soepratman Museum is to understand the struggle of heroes in the past. In addition, the construction of the museum is a form of respect from the Surabaya City Government in a bid to appreciate its services to the Indonesian nation. Mayor Risma also said that most of the Indonesian people know WR Soepratman as the person who created the “Indonesia Raya”, the national anthem. Up to now, the song remains eternal for Indonesian people. The more museums in Surabaya are, the better for the future of children is.

A total of 25 letters from the nation's founders were exhibited at the National Museum, Jakarta from November 10-22 in an exhibition entitled "Founding Letter of the Nation." An Exhibition Curator, Bonnie Triyana at the opening of the exhibition on Saturday said that the letters on display included Soekarno, Mohammad Hatta, Sutan Sjahrir, Tan Malaka, Kartini, Agus Salim, John Lie, and Ki Hajar Dewantara. He explained that the founding figure was chosen. Of course, the letters were still there, and could describe the author as well as the situation at the time. Bonnie said that the exhibition "The Founding Letter of the Nation" is expected to stimulate young people to see history or information from their main sources. The letters were obtained from a collection of various agencies and private collections, including the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI), Tamansiswa Museum, Chinese Peranakan Museum, National Archives of Dutch, and International Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. While the private collection was from Mohammad Hatta's family owned by Gemala Hatta, Sutan Sjahrir's letter from the collection of Dutch literature and civilization professors at Sorbone University, Paris, Kees Snoek, and Tan Malaka's letter from historian Harry Poeze. Meanwhile, Director of History at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Triana Wulandari said that the exhibition was a collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Culture and Historia.id. The exhibition wanted to provide access to boutiques about archives that had not been directly seen. The letters presented are mostly original letters, and some of them have been duplicated. She also said that almost all letters were written in Dutch. Triana added that now, the letters have been translated into Indonesian and given a contextual explanation.

09
November

Gadjah Mada University –UGM students won “Greenpreneur Competition 2018” organized by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Seoul, South Korea from October 29-November 2, 2018. The five students managed to get a funding prize worth US$ 5,000 dollars after presenting their eco-friendly business design to GGGI officials. Besides the Indonesian team, other teams that won were from Uganda, Cambodia and Morocco. Afterwards, the team representatives were invited to Korea to present their business ideas before GGGI officials. Yohanes Susanto, one of the team members said that of the total participants registering, 10 finalists were selected, and 4 of them were invited to do business presentations in Seoul.In this competition, the UGM team designed the business of producing organic pesticides. The business plan was prepared by Yohanes along with Jonathan Kent Sorensen, Muhammad Hafish Mahdi, Albertus Alphero Tangkilisan, Natali Gupita Abhirama, and supervisor Wiratni Budhijanto. They brougth a business plan about the production of organic pesticides that are more rain-resistant than ordinary pesticides. The raw material for pestisidan is taken from distillates which are no longer used. Besides obtaining a small amount of business capital, in this competition the participants were also given the opportunity to learn various strategies to develop their business through mentoring activities from experts who had been selected by GGGI.This Eco-Friendly Business Design Competition is a bit different because there is 10 weeks of mentoring. This GGGI mentoring provides knowledge on how to market and start a business. Every week, there are also assignments that must be collected. These assignments are in the form of market surveys, financial planning, and analysis of social and economic impacts. Prepared with the knowledge and capital of this competition, the students will then prepare various steps to start and develop their business that can provide economic benefits while providing a positive impact on environmental sustainability.

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