To increase the promotion of Indonesian culture, especially in the culinary field, the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, the Philippines in collaboration with Colegio San Antonio-Bacolod City, held 'Culinary Tourism: Modern Indonesian Cuisine'. This event was broadcast live on Wednesday (28/4). Indonesian Chef, Untung Taurat demonstrated how to cook chicken Opor and fried banana. This activity was attended by students majoring in tourism and hospitality management from Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City virtually, through the Youtube channel of the Indonesian Embassy in Manila. Acting Dean of the Faculty of Accounting, Business, Education and Computers Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City, Airyn Apale appreciated this activity. According to Airyn, live cooking is very beneficial for students considering that culinary tourism is an important aspect of tourism education and Hospitality Management, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In commemoration of the International Creative Economy year, the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo signed a Creative Economy Cooperation Agreement with a Japanese creative economy company, Creek and River Co., Ltd. The signing of the Indonesia-Japan cooperation agreement was carried out on the side-lines of the Japan-Indonesia Virtual Conference on Creative Economy in Japan, last Wednesday (28/4). At the same time, this event enlivened the International Creative Economy Year for Sustainable Development which was initiated by Indonesia and ratified by the United Nations through resolution No. 74/198. Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Heri Akhmadi explained that this agreement would become an umbrella for more intensive partnership and collaboration between Japan and Indonesia. According to Heri Akhmadi, this initiative effort is one of the concrete efforts of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo to contribute to accelerating national and global economic recovery amid the pandemic.