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Maryati

18
September

Located in the west of Sumatra Island, Indonesia, Nias Island is the biggest and most  advanced island among other islands at the west coast of Sumatra. The island is occupied by Nias tribe (Ono Niha) which still has megalithic culture. The region  has tourism objects such as surfing, traditional house, diving spot, Hombo Batu (jumping stone). Trip to Nias Island from Medan (the capital city of North Sumatra province) can be accessed through three modes of transportation: land,  sea and air transportation.


Currently, the name of Nias Island is very popular in Indonesia. Because, Nias Island is one of icons of Indonesian tourism destination through Sail Nias 2019 event. The implementation of Sail Nias 2019 involved a number of ministries and agencies to promote Nias as destination with surfing as tourism potential of world class. Its sea which has blue-greenish color will welcome your arrival on the island. Nias Island has cultural wealth and natural beauty and interesting marine spots.  


Tourism as main sector must be supported by all communities. The tourism destination has to be supported adequate infrastructure and good transportation to accelerate tourism target 2019. As an island with major tourism potential, Nias Island becomes one of priority travel destinations, which is being developed by the Indonesian government. You can visit Teluk Dalam district which has some places that become tourism objects, such as Sorake and Lagundri beach, and Bawömataluo village which has a lot of traditional houses that are hundreds of years old.

16
September

Siguntang hill in Palembang is not probably as popular as Ampera Bridge which splits Musi River. The hill is a sacred place which has story of Sriwijaya kingdom. Siguntang hill is located at Bukit Lama village in West Ilir district, Palembang, South Sumatera. In the past, Siguntang hill was believed as a place for praying of royal family as well as meditation place to calm the mind. Until now, the hill, whose height is 29-30 meters above sea level, is still considered sacred by the local people. Usually, visitors who come to Palembang will do pilgrimage to Palembang noble’s tombs and considered as founder of Palembang City. The hill is the highest point in Pelembang so that it is believed to be the safest place if there is flood. On the peak of the hill, there are some tombs which are related to the figures of kings, nobles and heroes of Malay-Sriwijaya. It is quite easy to access tourism object of Siguntang hill, because it is located in the downtown of Palembang. The trip to the destination can be accessed from the downtown by using land transportation to Ampera-Bukit Besar. The land transportation will carry you directly to Siguntang hill. Entering to the hill area, the visitor will be charged the entrance ticket Rp 3,000 for adult and Rp 2000 for kids. Because its location is close to the downtown. So, it is not difficult to find restaurants. You can also find hotels in accordance with your need and budget.

16
September

Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on Sunday opened a relay race competition in "Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden 2019" as a symbol of strengthening of Japan-Indonesia bilateral relations. He said that Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden 2019 as relay race sport establishes togetherness and relationship among nations. Ekiden is relay marathon competition in Japanese style which does not use stick to be given to another runner; otherwise it is used cloth which is called ‘Tasuki’. In Jakarta Kizuna Ekiden 2019, each team consists of 4 runners. Among of them, there is one Indonesian, or vice versa, three Indonesians and one Japanese. This year, there were 600 teams with total 2,400 participants. The event was conducted to commemorate the 61st year of Indonesian-Japanese relations.

Indonesian embassy in Vatican conducted a training to make batik for Catholic clergies and nuns in Napoli, Italy. The activity, which was conducted in Basilica Dell’incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio, was attended by 29 nuns and three pastors from 10 congregations in Napoli and surrounding area. The congregations are hierarchically under Vatican. The training was opened by Indonesian Ambassador to Vatican, Antonius Agus Sriyono on Saturday (14/9). In his speech, Ambassador Sriyono said that the event is aimed to expand knowledge of clergies and nuns in Italy on wealth of Indonesian culture; one of them is making batik process. The event was the first time conducted by the Indonesian embassy in Vatican to promote Indonesian culture. Batik itself has received recognition from UNESCO since 2009 as Masterpieces of the Oral and the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in the uniqueness of its making proses and symbolism.

Ministry of Education and Culture through Directorate General of Teacher and Educational Personnel sent again delegations to participate in Teacher Exchange Program. This year, 12 teachers depart to South Korea for period of August - November 2019. They are placed at elementary and senior schools. The Program is participated in by Asian-Pacific countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Mongolia, and Malaysia. The aim of the program is to improve teachers’ capacity of global education and cross-cultural communication skills through experience. Furthermore, the program is to grow mutual understanding among the community in Asian-Pacific region, and also to make cooperation model of educational development.

16
September

In commemorating the National Transportation Day, Indonesian Ministry of Transportation held ‘Indotrans Expo 2019. When opening the Indotrans Expo 2019 in JCC Senayan, Jakarta on Friday (13/9), Vice President, Jusuf Kalla affirmed that good management of transportation may help the government reduce the trade account deficit through less use of fuels in transportation sector.  If the personal motor vehicles are getting bigger, consumption of fuels is also getting bigger. As a result, air pollution cannot be avoided due to the emission of the motor vehicles. A good management of transportation is by building infrastructure of public fast and comfortable modes of transportation. Consequently, the people especially the commuters are expected to change their life style from using their personal motor vehicles to public transportation. Thus, the Ministry of Transportation has to carry out rapid transformation in managing transportation in land, sea and air transportations across Indonesia. With effective and efficient transportation system, the infrastructure development across Indonesia has been evenly mobilized. Of course, this connects among people and cargo inter-region. VP Jusuf Kalla asked for the Transportation Ministry to adjust with updated transportation technology that can reduce the traffic accident. More importantly, the human resources in the transportation sector must be improved to address the obstacles in the transportation sector such as modes of sea, land and air transportations. In the commemoration of National Transportation Day, Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi hopes that his side can improve human resources in his ministry so that transportation becomes more convenient, safer and safer. Indotrans Expo 2019 was held from Friday (13/9) to Sunday (15/9) with the theme "Knitting the Archipelago Building the Nation, a Real Service for Transportation People for Excellent Indonesia, Advanced Indonesia." The aim of the exhibition was to provide information to the public about the development of infrastructure, facilities and human resources in the transportation sector in Indonesia.