The Yogyakarta City Cultural Office continues to assess and study a number of cultural heritage buildings. So, it is estimated that the number of buildings included in the list of cultural heritage in Yogyakarta will increase. Previously, 33 buildings were enlisted on the heritage list and this year, the number has been set to 44 buildings. Head of the Yogyakarta City Culture Service, Eko Suryo Maharso said in Yogyakarta on Saturday (3/11) that it is possible until the end of 2019 to be increased to around 200 buildings. Determination of 44 buildings is included in the list of cultural heritage through Decree of the Yogyakarta Mayor No. 435/2018. Some of them are Ndalem Notonegaran, Yogyakarta Education Office building, SD Negeri Sosrowijayan building, Rumah Kalang in Kotagede, and a number of houses standing up to the building that are now being used as hotels. According to Eko, there are still many people who are afraid if their homes or residences are specified in the list of regional cultural heritage. Therefore, Eko said, the Yogyakarta City Cultural Service will intensify socialization related to various rules for the preservation of buildings that are included in the cultural heritage list. He also said that one of the things that we want to do is to form a community or at least a group through a conversation application in a bid to accommodate people who are currently occupying or taking care of heritage buildings. They can communicate with each other and obtain information more easily.
A total of 30 local creators in Bali had the opportunity to showcase and present their unique ideas to the public through the "Maker Fest 2018" event at Renon Square, Denpasar City, Bali for two days until Sunday (4/11). Chairman of the "Maker Fest 2018", William Tanuwijaya said in Denpasar on Saturday that the activity was aimed at encouraging micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as local creators grow and move up to higher class. Maker Fest is present as an online and offline stage for Indonesian creators to realize and develop their creative business ideas. He hopes that this event can contribute to the creation of a more conducive business ecosystem so that more small businesses can grow into industry.
Ministry of Tourism claims that Indonesia's westernmost outermost island is very suitable to host the free diving or Sabang Free-diving International Championship (SFIC 2018) event from November 3-8. Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism's Maritime Tourism Acceleration Team, Ratna Suranti said in Sabang on Saturday (2/11) that the location of Sabang Free-diving International Championship (SFIC) is centered in Teluk Balohan, Sabang and its depth is more than 140 meters above sea level. She said that with the depth, it does not flow as seen above sea level. She also pointed out that the international free-diving competed three types of attractions: constant weight / CWT (November 3-4), free immersion / FIM (November 5-6) and constant weight no fins / CNF (November 7-8). Registration for SIFC 2018 was opened online for 22 minutes and in a very short period; the number of participants registering was 40 people from 22 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. There were also participants of "SIFC 2018" from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Macau and South Korea. In addition, there were also from the Netherlands, the Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and America and South Africa. He hopes that the participants of Free-diving will promote Sabang marine tourism potential to their respective countries. Marine tourism is a superior object in the National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) and domestic and international tourists can easily see a variety of types of coral reefs or rare ornamental fish in the most western sea of Indonesia.