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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.

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