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27
August

 

Thirty-eight groups participated in enlivening the Kendal Cultural Carnival in the nuances of Independence Day as well as commemorating the 413th Kendal Regency Anniversary on last Saturday (25/8). There were several indigenous Kendal Cultural parades which were enlivened by 5 other regions: Pemalang, Pekalongan, Batang, Semarang City, and Magelang. Regent of Kendal, Mirna Annisa who wore jeweled studded clothes and rode on the carriage, was escorted by 20 village heads who were riding on horses, greeting the Boja people from the start line to the Honor Stage. Regent Mirna Annisa said that the model of clothes she wore also described Kendal's slogan as a Pantura Gem. Therefore, a lot of jewelry on the clothes is the result of a pure design from Kendal's Youth. She hoped that the 413th Anniversary of Kendal Cultural Carnival can make Kendal a Pantura Gem.

Thousands of residents of Silih Asih Village, Pabedilan Sub-district, Cirebon Regency, West Java, who crowded the soccer field in their area, came to watch theatrical folk art performances. The Cirebon arts and culture show was held by Dave AF Laksono, a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission I –DPR in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics –Kominfo in a bid  to maintain the unity and integrity of Indonesia and preserve cultural arts. Dave AF Laksono to RRI Cirebon on Saturday (25/8) said that by presenting the Cirebon original cultural arts performance is an effort to preserve art, healthy entertainment without negative content, and can strengthen unity and call for peace. Meanwhile, the Expert Staff for the Social, Economic and Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Lala M Kolopaking explained that his Ministry and the House of Representatives Commission I are trying to bring folk art closer to various jurors of Indonesia. One of them is in Cirebon, and with the help of technology approaches to unite the nation and care for diversity.

Lampung Krakatau Festival –LKF is the property of all Lampung residents and is a valuable asset for tourism in Indonesia. This was stated by Governor of Lampung, Muhammad Ridho Ficardo on the Night of the Glory Enchantment Sai Bumi Ruwa Jurai in the 28th Lampung Krakatau Festival –LKF 2018 at Saburai Field, Enggal Bandar Lampung on Saturday night (25/8). Ridho said that it was not an easy thing to maintain the LKF organization that has been aged for 28 years. He also appreciated all relevant stakeholders, as well as the District / City Government who gave so much support in the LKF 2018 implementation. He mentioned that the District / City Government continues to provide active support by increasingly inviting the private sectors to play an active role in tourism activities, and to push investment, especially in the tourism sector. At the event, Governor Ridho symbolically distributed prizes to the winners who had participated in various competitions of the 28th LKF 2018.

27
August

Indonesian nation and Asian sports’ enthusiasts are still focusing their attention on the 2018 Asian Games. There are several days left to the end of the 18th Asian Games. A number of countries have obtained half of the 462 gold medals. The People’s Republic of China dominates the achievement of gold medals. Various records have been made during the event. For example, the Japanese swimming team broke a new record at the 2018 Asian Games with 3 minutes 3.54 seconds on the 4x100 meter women’s medley relay category. Weightlifting sports category also engraved another world record at the 2018 Asian Games. Iranian athlete, Sohrab Moradi successfully lifted 189 kilograms defeating the 188 kilograms record made by Greece’s athlete, Akakios Kakiasvilis in 1999. Indonesian people, particularly in Jakarta and Palembang greatly express their attention to Indonesian athletes. Sense of pride is getting sharpened in them. The pride is due to not only the success of hosting a spectacular opening ceremony inviting positive reactions from the international world, but also the achievement of gold medals approaching the targeted number, namely 16 gold medals. Until the 9th day, Sunday (26th of August) Indonesian contingents have contributed 12 gold medals. Muhammad Sejahtera Dwi Putra also won silver medal on the shooting category. This is the first medal received by Indonesia on the shooting category since its last time in 1966. By the achievement of those medals, currently       Indonesia is one the 10 biggest countries at the event. One target has been achieved. The next one is to fulfill the target of 16 gold medals. Should Indonesia be satisfied with the number of the medals it accomplished? Especially, the achievement has surpassed the quantity of medals obtained in 2014. At the 17th Asian Games, Indonesia could only gain 4 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 11 bronze medals. To strive for better result, one should not be quickly satisfied. Likewise, Indonesian contingents should not be satisfied with their achievements at the 2018 Asian Games. However, at least their efforts and hard work done for the past 4 years have led to progress. Until last night, Indonesia has achieved 12 gold medals, 12 silver medals, and 24 bronze medals. Indonesian contingents have dedicated their best to contribute medals for Indonesia. Moreover, Indonesian contingents received many supports from a lot of parties. Take for example as a tribute to Indonesian athletes, Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports attended matches to give support for the athletes. Even, President Joko Widodo also attended several final rounds. The supports will ignite the spirit of Indonesian athletes to compete at the competitions. The progress achieved by Indonesian contingents has encouraged the sense of pride of Indonesian people toward the organizing of the 2018 Asian Games. The success of presenting a remarkable opening ceremony, being an incredible host, and producing outstanding achievements will mark new history for the organizing of the Asian Games. Hopefully, the achievements gained at the 18th Asian Games will encourage Indonesian athletes to foster better achievement in the future. There are still a lot of sport events that Indonesia should participate in such as the 2020 Olympiad. The remarkable achievements at the 2018 Asian Games is expected to motivate Indonesia to be the leader in Asia, just like the record established at the 1962 Asian Games when Indonesia stood on the second place. We hope Indonesian sports will continue to improve better.

26
August

Indonesia will host the 2018 Startup Nation Summit (SNS). It will take place in Surabaya, East Java on November 16 and 17. Until now, young entrepreneurs in the digital field from 170 countries have stated their readiness to join the event. The criteria of a startup business is a company working in the digital fieldthat has run under 5 years. Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini at a press conference in Surabaya Thursday, August 23, 2018 said, she wants Surabaya to start and enter a new era. The 2018 Startup Nation Summit entitled Digital Creative Industry Collaboration is the seventh of its kind. In 2017, this international event was held in Tallinn City, Estonia. According to Risma, the 2018 Startup Nations Summit will collaborate with four other activities, namely Inno Creativitation on November 14-15, Bekraf (Creative Economy Agency) 2018 Festival on November 14-17, Kamadjaja Logistics Hackathon Day on November 10-11 and Mlaku-Mlaku Nang Tunjungan on November 18th. Risma said, in these activities she is deliberately involving stakeholders in education such as chancellors, teachers, and academics to jointly arouse the spirit of young Surabaya entrepreneurs. According to her, being an entrepreneur is the right choice because the challenge of young people in 2040 is how to create a job, not looking for a job. That is why she has invited Bekraf(Creative Economy Agency) and universities. The 2018 Start Nations Summit will become a new era for Surabaya to begin a startup business world, and to realize the city of Surabaya as the first creative city in Indonesia, advance the Surabaya startup world, and bring the city of Surabaya to be equal to major cities in the world in the field of Startup. President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Jonathan Ortmans said that the SNS would not only become a forum to tell entrepreneurial success stories. It will also discuss the obstacles experienced by each Startup. There is even a special session discussing a real ecosystem that occurs in Surabaya. How the long process has eventually given birth to a sustainable ecosystem in Surabaya. According to Jonathan Ortmans, the SNS will bring the best innovations, and public policies that will be presented in Surabaya. There will be also a collection of reports made by the World Bank to be a joint collaboration in the event. Meanwhile, Deputy Head of Indonesia's Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) Ricky Joseph Pesik added that the Bekraf Festival 2018 would be synergized with the Startup Nations Summit (SNS). On that occasion, the agency will present creative economic players in Indonesia, whose products are considered to be able to compete in the wider world of creative industries.

26
August

The biggest sporting event in Asia, the 2018 Asian Games, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang since August 18, has entered the middle of the period. The sports event involving 45 countries in the Asian region provides its own excitement and entertainment for the people of Indonesia and the world. The presence of supporters from each country to encourage their team is a special feature of this ongoing event. The presence of supporting communities as well as foreign tourists can certainly be one of the momentum to expand friendship among people from various parts of Asia, especially for the citizens of Jakarta and Palembang. At this moment, a friendship application named Tantan claims to have experienced a significant increase in users.A week before this grand event was opened, one of the friendship application vendors noted a surge in user activity along with an increase in the number of compatibilities between users by 56 percent. When athletes are fighting for the glory of their country, supporters can use the moment to add their friendship. Jack WU, Marketing Director of one of the friendship applications on Friday (08/24/2018) sid that he saw a very significant increase in users during the 2018 Asian Games period. He commented that of course this was a good thing and he hoped his application can be a bridge to expand friendship among various parts of the country in Asia. Jack WU hopes that with the wider friendship, of course many positive things can happen. He also wants this application to open opportunities for cooperation between countries on the Asian continent.Jack Wu asserted, his friendship application guarantees users with a high level of security and a variety of sophisticated filtering systems such as fake account identification. This social application is specifically designed for young people in their 20s. This Friendship application also offers a new way to meet each other. With a swipe and match system, it allows two users to start a conversation when they like each other. This application also claims to get one billion swipes per day and has a total of seven billion matches for its users. In Indonesia, this application captures more than millions of users.