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Borneo Cultural Charm Festival II

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Borneo Cultural Charm Festival is being held again from 11-15 August 2018. This year the Festival is held in Banjarmasin, the capital city of South Kalimantan, after last year it was held at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) Jakarta. This activity is centered in the former South Kalimantan Governor's Office, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Banjarmasin. The festival is filled with Dayak cultural performances that featured various arts, such as traditional dances and creations, talawang or shields painting and sculpting, blowpipe competition , regional culinary, exhibits of superior products, Dayak charm photo competitions and other South Kalimantan traditions. The event was also marked by a cultural carnival involving participants from Kalimantan as well as involving the local community such as old bicycle lovers or ontel mania. This carnival was attended by participants from Kalimantan and neighboring Malaysia. Chairperson of the Borneo Cultural Enchantment Festival II Ramond said, this activity is targeted to be attended by hundreds of participants from provinces throughout Kalimantan, as well as from neighboring countries. According to Ramond, as the host of the South Kalimantan Provincial Government and the Dayak Customary Council (DAD), South Kalimantan had prepared to welcome guests and contingents from other provinces in order to provide the best in the implementation of this national scale activity. Head of South Kalimantan Tourism Office, Heriansyah, said that the Borneo Cultural Enchantment Festival II is expected to increase foreign and domestic tourists in the 2020 tourist visits program. According to him the festival would be attended by a number of ministers of the Indonesian Working Cabinet, 12 Ambassadors of friendly countries namely Germany, France, Italy, Czech, Brazil, Netherlands, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam. This activity is also attended by Dayak communities in Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. Meanwhile Chairperson of the South Kalimantan Dayak Customary Council (DAD) Difriadi Darjat said the theme carried for 2018 is "With Our Culture and Tourism Moving to Build Kalimantan to Be More Prosperous". According to him, this festival is presenting the wealth, local wisdom of the people of Kalimantan, both in the form of cultural arts and mixed or blended culture imbued with the spirit of Bhineka Tunggal Ika. Difriadi added that this activity was a means of promotion and publication of art and culture of the people of Kalimantan.

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