Maryati

Maryati

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June

Sangkulirang Mangkalihat Karst is located in East Kutai, East Kalimantan. Like other karst areas, the location of Sangkulirang Mangkalihat is surrounded by steep walls, underground cave with exotic natural carved and green hills. The beauty of giant karst group extends from East Kutai regency to Berau regency. There are tens of caves at Sangkulirang Mangkalihat Karst complex, which are rich of pre-historical heritages. The karst complex reaches 1.8 million hectares. The complex has 550,000 hectares of the main eco-system area. According to the research, the karst complex gives information on traces of ancient human beings which can be seen from hands’ paintings, boat pictures and paintings of various kinds of animals on the walls and people say it has existed since around 10,000 years BC. When being explored, Sangkulirang Mangkalihat Karst complex has some parts on tens of caves which have long valley with natural ornament and amazing stalactite and stalagmite. If you depart from Samarinda, the capital city of East Kalimantan, it takes around 8-9 hours by land transportation.

17
June

Four Indonesian state-owned companies have been included in the list of the largest public companies in the world in 2019, released by Forbes, a US economic magazine. They are PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, PT Bank Mandiri, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and PT Bank Negara Indonesia. Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Rini Soemarno said in Jakarta on Thursday (13/6) that the international recognition and appreciation of the performance of the Indonesian state-owned companies was a proof of their seriousness in realizing a long-term vision as service providers and having the best performance. She was very proud of the Forbes ranking which shows Indonesian state-owned companies to have strong competitiveness with other top global companies. Forbes released a list of the 2,000 largest global public companies in the world in 2019. Selected companies are spread in 61 countries, with the criteria of the largest global public companies that refer to the size of market capitalization, sales or income, profits and assets in 2018. In the list, BRI occupies in the position of 363. Meanwhile, Bank Mandiri is in the 481. PT Telkom Indonesia 747 and BNI is 835. Minister Rini Soemarno emphasized that the international recognition and appreciation of the performance of these state-owned companies were inseparable from their performances that were getting stronger. Thanks to the hard work and synergy built through the vision of Indonesian state-owned companies, “One Nation, One Vision, One Family, to Excellence". According to Minister Rini Soemarno, the positive performance will be safeguarded and increased so that they can continue to serve the country, becoming agents of development that focus on improving people's welfare. She added that her ministry is committed to always improving the performance and service of all state-owned companies.

17
June


Who doesn't know Bali? The island, known as the Island of the Gods, has indeed been famous for its beauty throughout the world for a long time, even since the Dutch colonial era.Bali is famous not only for its natural beauty and beaches, but also for its culture and arts. Almost all types of art are on this island, ranging from dance, sculpture to the art of music. The richness of culture and art needs to be preserved amid the current flow of modernization and globalization. One of the efforts made is by organizing the Bali Arts Festival, an annual event that has been held since 1979.The Bali Arts Festival or abbreviated as PKB is an annual parade or art festival initiated by the Bali Provincial Government. This activity is also used as a forum for the activities and creativities of artists in a bid to support the government’s programs in terms of excavation, preservation and development of Balinese artistic values.The Bali Arts Festival was held for the first time in 1979. In the history of this Balinese art event in general it is always opened by high-ranking state officials.This year's Bali Arts Festival was opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Balinese people’s struggling monument, Niti Mandala Reno in Denpasar, Bali. This art festival is held on June 15-July 13 2019 is attended by 41 participants consisting of 9 participants from regencies / cities in Bali, 21 participants from outside the region, and 11 overseas participants. The 11 foreign participants include the People's Republic of China, Japan, India, Singapore and the United States. There are 7 main agendas in the 2019 Bali Arts Festival. They are parades, competitions, performances, exhibitions, and workshops.The Bali Arts Festival is also a medium to preserve culture such as Janger Kedaton dance that has existed since 1906. Janger Kedaton is also known as the Janger Sesungsungan Krama Banjar Kedaton. The dance is one of the assets and cultural heritage of Denpasar.Through 41 years of history, the Bali Arts Festival has become a medium to re-discover and preserve the unique and famous Balinese arts and culture while enhancing the welfare of its people. It is aimed at exploring and preserving cultural arts and improving people's welfare. The preservation of cultural arts includes philosophy, noble and universal values, basic concepts, cultural heritage both objects or non-objects of high historical value, science and art as a representation of civilization and the development of art through creation, innovation, cultural adaptation with the hope that it will remain alive and sustainable in the context of changing times and situation.Hopefully, the authenticity, wisdom and philosophy of Bali will continue to be preserved and to grow as well as to spread throughout the world.

12
June

By highlighting agricultural ecotourism as one of the selected tourist destinations in Indonesia, the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) Windhoek, Namibia, is present at the largest tourist exhibition in Namibia, the Namibia Tourism Expo held from June 5 to 8. Function of Economy, Information, Social and Culture of the Indonesian Embassy in Windhoek, Paulina Gupta Wijaya to Antara in Jakarta said that green field and Subak irrigation system in Bali becomes the theme of the Indonesian Embassy’s stand. In addition to promoting various tourism destinations in Indonesia, the Indonesian Embassy also utilized Namibia Tourism Expo to promote the mainstay export products and handicraft of Indonesia. Ambassador Eddy Basuki is very optimistic the promotion programs of economy and tourism conducted by the Indonesian Embassy this year is able to increase the interest of Namibian tourists to have holiday in Indonesia and also Namibian entrepreneurs to do business with Indonesia.

Eid al Fitr 1440 H celebration in Indonesian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania treated Indonesian citizens’ homesickness on their homeland. Indonesian Ambassador to Tanzania, Ratlan Pardede conducted an open house celebration on Wednesday (5/6) to increase relationship among Indonesian citizens in Tanzania. The celebration was also attended by special guest from Muslim community of Tanzania, which was represented by Sheik Issa Othman Issa, Great Imam of Ma’amoor Mosque, the Greatest Mosque in Tanzania, who also becomes member of National Council of Ulema, and also delegation from Dance League of University of Indonesia which was in Tanzania for Indonesian Cultural Day event which was conducted on June 8, 2019.In his speech, Indonesian Ambassador, Ratlan Pardede conveyed his hope that through Eid al-Fitr moment, Indonesian people forgive each other and still unite although having different political choice during the general election. The Indonesian Embassy, in Dar es Salaam makes efforts to increase people-to-people contact and cooperation opportunity in various sectors, including economic sector between Indonesia and Tanzania.

 

The trade line for Bitung-Davao-Vietnam will be opened and should be utilized by traders and exporters in North Sulawesi. This was stated by Governor of North Sulawesi, Olly Dondokambey in Manado, North Sulawesi. The Governor said that according to the plan, Bitung-Davao-Vietnam trade line has operated again on June 17, 2019. Head of Industry and Trade Department of North Sulawesi, Jenny Karouw called on local entrepreneurs to utilize the trade line. He said there were various commodity exported to the Philippines, including copra and corn and many kinds of fruits. He hoped the existence of the trade line gave more opportunity to local entrepreneurs to export their products directly abroad.