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Maryati

16
July

First information is that Barong Attraction closed Cultural Week of Kediri 2018. The attraction of Barong Sewu dance of colossal collaboration which was held by the government of Kediri Regency, East Java, closed the Culture and Tourism Week event 2018 at the local Simpang Lima Gumul (SLG) area. Deputy Regent of Kediri, Masykuri said in Kediri on last Saturday that besides as entertainment, the attraction was aimed at introducing and preserving the cultural arts to the community. He said that the event involved the some artists from various art galleries. They are artists who can be role models of this cultural preservation. Masykuri also hopes the event to be routinely held every year. It is also expected to encourage the young generations to eagerly love their ancestral culture and preserve it.

West Bali National Park –TNBB released 10 Bali Starlings into the wild in Labuhan Lalang area, Buleleng regency on last Saturday (14/7). Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation –KSDAE, Wiratno said that to manage the current conservation area should involve the community. Head of West Bali National Park, Agus Ngurah Krisna said after being released into the wild by the community, his team will conduct intensive surveillance to ensure that Bali starlings can survive and breed in the wild well. He said that the 10 released birds are the result of breeding at the Bali Starling Special Management Unit of West Bali National Park in Tegal Bunder, Buleleng Regency. The efforts to conserve this rare bird will continue to be done. He added that in addition to supervision and protection, the Bali starlings are expected to survive in the wild. Along with various concerned groups, his team also planted feeding trees for Bali starling, such as Pilang and Sawo Kecik. Currently, the population of Bali starlings in their natural habitat continues to grow. In 2013, the number reached 32 birds, and in 2018, it increases to 141 birds spreading at several points in the park that stretches from Jembrana Regency to Buleleng Regency. Besides, there are still 336 birds in the breeding nests. Periodically, the result of the breeding will be released into the wild.

 Indonesia President Joko Widodo inaugurated five of the 14 venues the 18th Asian Games at Jakabaring Sport City (JSC) Palembang, South Sumatera on Saturday. President Joko Widodo accompanied by Minister of Public Works and People's Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi, and Governor of South Sumatera, Alex Noerdin. The five venues inaugurated are shooting range, Jakabaring Rowing and Canoeing Regatta Course, Skate Park, beach volleyball, and bowling center. President Joko Widodo said that Indonesia is ready to welcome the Asian Games 2018 to be participated in by 16,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries. The progress of the construction and renovation of the 14 venues and support facilities of Asian Games 2018 at JSC has been 99 percent completed. Minister of Public Works and People's Housing –PUPR, Basuki Hadimuljono said that five arenas have been inaugurated; three of them are shooting arena, rowing and skateboard built by the Ministry of PUPR. Besides inaugurating the venues, President Joko Widodo also opened Dragon Boat National Championship President’s Cup 2018. The championship is held by Executive Board of Rowing Sports Association of Indonesia –PB PODSI and becomes one of the test agenda in the rowing arena in welcoming the 18th Asian Games. The championship is followed by 619 participants who are  from 17 provinces and 4 contingents of Indonesian Armed Forces –TNI and Indonesian National Police –Polri. Contested race numbers are 500m and 200m for men and women. Minister Basuki added that both of the race numbers are targeted to win two gold medals at the upcoming the 18th Asian Games.

16
July

Promotion of Indonesia’s economy keeps being enhanced in the United States of America. Indonesian Consulate General in Houston, Texas the USA cooperating with representative of Bank Indonesia New York and Indonesia Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) New York was successful to hold a seminar of Indonesia Economy Outlook. The seminar was attended by dozens of entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas, the United States of America on Wednesday (11/7). In the panel discussion, the Houston entrepreneurs understood on Indonesia’s economic development and also cooperation opportunity on trade and investment. The Indonesian Consulate General keeps encouraging bilateral cooperation in economic, social and cultural aspects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The Indonesian Consul General in Houston, Nana Yuliana stated that the Indonesian Consulate General is committed to supporting the cooperation and bilateral relations in the fields of economy, investment and trade.

Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan, Totok Prianamto received Head of Pakistan Edible Oil Refinery Association –PEORA, Abdul Rasheed Janmohammad  at the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi on Tuesday (10/7). On the occasion, the Indonesian Consulate General stated that Abdul Rasheed is expected to support the efforts of promotion of the Indonesian Consulate General through the implementation of Palm Oil Fair of Indonesia (POFI) which will be conducted for the first time on September 6, 2018. The event will invite stakeholders in the field of palm oil from public and private sectors of Indonesia, as well as the provincial government of Sindh. The Indonesian Consulate General also opened opportunity for private sides in palm oil sector. At the end of the meeting, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi and Abdul Rasheed Janmohammad are committed to promoting relations on economy, trade and investment between Indonesia and Pakistan.

Indonesian tea received certificate of “AVPA Gourmet Product 2018" award for category of Black Tea which is from product of PT. Bukitsari with “Bankitwangi" brand. The certificate was issued in “Teas of The World International Contest" which was held by Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles or AVPA French, an organization in Paris which aims to assist increasing added value and to market agricultural products in national and international level. In the event which was held on July 10,2018 in Paris, the award was directly given by Philippe Juglar, President of AVPA, to Suryo Tutuko, delegation of PT Bukitsari, and witnessed by Indonesian Ambassador to France, Dr. Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan. “Teas of The World", as international event was the first contest, especially to give awards of the best product which was conducted by AVPA. The tea product which was contested is being shared based on 9 categories, namely Green tea, White tea, Oolong Clear, Darjeeling, Oolong Moyen, Oolong Oriental Beauty, Oolong Dark, Black Tea, and No other Category. From 113 tea products of 15 countries which were contested were only 53 teas which received awards, such as Indonesia, Japan, China, India, and Taiwan.

16
July

 

Amidst the hustle of Indonesian political activities and euphoria of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, there is a proud message from Indonesian athlete, Mohammed Zohri who surprised Indonesia and the world after winning the men's 100 meters race in the U-20 Athletic World Championships on Wednesday (11/7 / 2018) evening time of Tampere, Finland. For the first time, the name of Indonesia came up at the 20-year-old world-class event held by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF World U-20 Championship), since it was first held in 1986, even in other world athletics events. Zohri, an 18-year-old young man from West Nusa Tenggara -NTB, succeeded in bringing the first gold medal for Indonesia in his participation in this event. The official website of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Wednesday (11/7/2018) noted that the best performance of Indonesian athletes in 32 years of championship history was finishing in the 8th position in 1986. Zohri successfully touched the finish line in 10.18 seconds, defeating the American sprinter duo, Anthony Schwartz and Eric Harrison with the time 10.22 seconds respectively. In addition to Zohri, in other sports branches, the Wushu Indonesia team that fought at the Wushu Junior World Championships in Brasilia, Brazil on July 9-16, 2018 won 10 medals consisting of one gold, four silver and five bronze medals. There are many more Indonesian athletes who glorify the name of Indonesia because of their achievement. In early May 2018, Aries Susanti, a 23-year-old athlete from Purwodari, Grobogan, Central Java dominated the world competition while performing at the speed world record in the Rock Climb World Cup series in Chongqing, China. Aries defeat  Russian athlete, Elena Timofeeva with the time 7.51 seconds. The achievement of young Indonesians in the field of sports certainly makes the Indonesian nation proud. However, being proud is not enough. It needs support from all related stakeholders, especially the government. So, the achievement of Indonesian athletes is increasingly excellent both in regional and international championships. In addition, the Indonesian athletes who have obtained wonderful achievement should not be complacent with the euphoria of their victory, especially before the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang in August. They have to keep practicing their skills and improving their achievement in a bid to glorify the name of Indonesia in regional and international championships.

16
July

West Sumatera is one of the provinces in Indonesia which is rich of diversity of nature. Most regions in West Sumatera are still natural and protected with West tropical forest. In the province, there are two national parks, namely Siberut and Kerinci Seblat. There are also some kinds of conservation, such as Rimbo Panti, Batang Palupuh, Harau valley, and Anai valley. At Anai valley, there is a waterfall which becomes tourism icon in West Sumatera, namely  Lembah Anai waterfall. Lembah Anai waterfall is located at the roadside of main street which connects Padang and Bukittinggi. Precisely, the waterfall is located in Nagari Singgalang, Sepuluh Koto district, Tanah Datar regency, West Sumatera. Its height reaches 35 meters. Because the location is easy to be accessed, the tourism object becomes favorite destination for tourists who visit West Sumatera. Every weekend, the waterfall is always visited by a lot of tourists. The visitors can take a shower under the waterfall. Lembah Anai tourism complex is suitable for relaxing when doing long trip to Bukittinggi. The visitors can take pictures with the waterfall as a background. Surrounding the waterfall, there are also wild monkeys which occupy the waterfall complex. Lembah Anai waterfall has a distance 60 kilometers from Padang city. To access the tourism object, you can use land transportation. If you use public transportation, the trip can be accessed from Minangkabau international airport until Lembah Anai conservation by taking the time around one and half hours. Surrounding Lembah Anai, there are various facilities such as stalls along the road which serve various kinds of foods and beverages and  souvenir shops. In addition, parking space and toilet are also available. If you want to set a tent, there is also camping ground over there.