Maryati

Maryati

21
June

In the past, Batanghari people of Jambi province had cooking habit for lunch at garden which was called talang or ketalang in the local language. The food is called Gulai Talang. The local people of Jambi usually make the food for lunch, taken from materials which are easily found at the garden such as duck, partridge and mouse deer which could be hunted in surrounding garden. The Gulai Talang has simple ingredients, such as salt, red onion, garlic, chili, coriander, ginger, curcuma and lemongrass. Although, the food is cooked by using spices, gulai talang has unique tastes, a blend of spicy, sweet and sour. Currently, the local people of Jambi has gulai talang eating tradition, which is called masak talang, in of local community’s home which will hold celebration event. The Gulai Talang eating tradition is usually by a resident who wants to perform wedding event. The masak talang tradition is conducted at night before the party being held. In the masak talang tradition, all residents gather at the house. In the eating together which is called makan behidang, the gulai talang is served in a tray for three to four persons. Currently, Gulai Talang cannot only be eaten in celebration event or party. Anyone can try the typical culinary of Jambi at food stalls in the region. For example the brestaurant on Jalan lintas Batanghari-Tebo. The price is relatively cheap, only Rp.10,000 - Rp.15,000 per portion. In addition gulai talang, in Batanghari has also some other culinaries, such as gulai terjun. It is called gulai terjun, because all ingredients of the food such as bufallo’s meat, undak, coconut milk, chili and spices are cooked together. The situation is called by the local people with terjun means at once.

21
June

The theme, archipelago and Unity in Diversity colored the opening of Indonesian Days (ID) 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Combination among Indonesian arts and cultures as well as clothes got attention from Hungarian citizens. Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary, A.H Dimas Wahab said that the theme is chosen to show Indonesia’s wealth and diversity in full by pressing Unity in Diversity of Indonesia.On the occasion, the annually promotion event was combined not only Hungarian people who came to the event, ambassadors of neighbor countries who attended the event, among other Malaysian and Thai ambassadors enjoyed various kinds of Indonesia typical foods and also shopped and watched Indonesian art and cultural performances.

Celebration of the 93rd birthday of the UK’s Queen, Elizabeth II in Jakarta becomes a farewell party of the UK’s ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik. Ambassador Malik who has officiated as representative of the UK’s government in Indonesia since 2014, ended his duty on June 21, 2019.In celebrating the 93rd Queen Elizabeth II birthday in Jakarta, on Wednesday evening (19/6), Ambassador Malik said goodbye and also underlined the achievement of Diplomatic Relation among Indonesia and the UK for 70 years which is also commemorated in 2019.During his term of office, Malik said that Indonesia and the UK have signed around 40 Memorandum of Understanding in various fields, beginning from economy, creative industry, education until environment.

Three Indonesian delegations who are joined Train Signaling Engineer Institution (Irse) will promote profession and also the development of Indonesia’s railway signal in England.One of the delegation, Ahmad Sugiana, expert of railway signal from Telkom University when met in Irse Sponsor Gathering in Jakarta, on Wednesday (19/6) said that currently, railway signal profession is not in demand yet, while railway project more grows.Another delegation, Yanto Yulianto, Head of Railway Department, Information of Telecommunication and Technology of PT MRT Jakarta, said that by explaining about signal development of MRT Jakarta, it is hoped the recruitmentof professionals either Indonesian or foreigner to contribute in railway signal in Indonesia could be done.It will also promote railway projects which are potential to be cooperated.

21
June

President Xi Jin Ping visited Pyongyang, North Korea before attending  the G 20 Summit,  to be held  in Osaka, Japan  on June 28-29 . This  is  the first Chinese leader's visit after 14 years. Relations between the two countries have been very close since China’s support to North Korea during the Korean war in the 50s. This closeness is not only about politics but also trade. China is North Korea's main trading partner. Even though it is more symbolic and does not carry a specific mission, this visit provides moral support to North Korea in  resolving the issue of its nuclear installation. What's more the problem faced by both of them is the United States, though not exactly the same. China faces economic problems caused by  the ongoing  trade war with the US. While  North Korea deals with nuclear installation issues. Indeed there is no plan to issue a joint communiqué, but at least there is an opportunity for the North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un to deliver a message through the Chinese President to US President Donald Trump. President Xi Jin Ping plans to meet with President Trump at the G 20 Summit later. The Chinese President himself still hopes that there will be further negotiations between the United States and North Korea that have been deadlocked after two meetings between President Donald Trump and Leader Kim Jong-un. After the failure of the last meeting in Vietnam, the North Korean Supreme Leader was indeed mobilizing moral support from countries he considered close partners. Before meeting the President of the PRC, the North Korean leader visited Russian  President Vladimir Putin recently. Amid the trade war with the United States, President Xi also approached President Putin and even met twice. The first was during a bilateral visit to Moscow and the second at a Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The world is  looking  forward to see whether the message from Kim Jong-un will be accepted by the United States. If so, it is likely that the third meeting between  President Donald Trump and Leader Kim Jong-un will be realized.

19
June

 
Having holiday is the right time to explore Indonesia. The biggest archipelagic country in the world has many tourism objects. One of which is Pramuka Island. The island is located in the area of Thousand Islands of Jakarta province. The island has the name,  “Pramuka” which means “scot” because the island has been often used as place to conduct scout’s activities since 1950s. Before the island became hamlet, it was the habitat of Indonesia’s endemic animal, namely the brahminy kite (Haliastur indus), also known as the red-backed sea-eagle in Australia. They are found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Unfortunately, since 1980s, this kind of animal cannot be found anymore on this island. Remains of the animals migrate to Kotok Island which is located in the Thousand Islands area. On Pramuka island, there is preservation place of hawksbill turtles which nowadays  its number has decreased so that these animals should be protected. In addition, there is also mangrove planting in a bid fortify the coastal area. The island provides various supporting facilities so that tourists who visit this island will have unforgettable experience. There is no hotel on Pramuka Island. To support this tourism object, Indonesian government through Tourism Ministry gives education for local people to provide their home as homestay with international standard. The local people are also directed to be able to give different experiences which cannot be found at other hotels. Hopefully, tourists can stay longer and they get closer to know more  activities which are usually conducted by the local people.
Natural potential of Pramuka Island has its own attraction for tourists.  The stretch of clean and soft white sand on the long coastline makes a calm atmosphere and creates a romantic nuance when the sun begins to set on the western horizon. Diving and snorkeling are the main activities which can do on the island. Its clear water and coral reefs which are still natural make the beauty of amazing nature.