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Primaduta Award for Lebanese Businessman

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The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut has acknowledged its continued support for trade cooperation improvement between Indonesia and Lebanon. Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon Hajriyanto Y Thohari gave the Primaduta Award to Lebanese businessman and importer, George R Fattouh. The award was given for his service in helping market Indonesian products in Paris from the Middle East. The award was given at a ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut, Thursday (11/1)  Fatough, is the owner of George R. Fattouh S.A.L, a business that has been importing Indonesian products since the 1980s. It has a range of products, including: palm oil and its derivatives, oil and fats (including cocoa butter substitute, fat spread, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, and lauric confectionery fats), cardboard, stationary, and school equipment. Some Indonesian products are now even available at famous retail networks, such as Spinney’s and Carrefour. In 2022, the value imported by George R. Fattough S.A.L of Indonesian products, was 981.3 million USD. This was a 149.5 million USD increase when compared to 2021. Fattouh said Indonesian products are known for their quality and are in high demand in Lebanese markets. However, he said, the challenge now is increasing freight costs due to security challenges in the region. 

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Garulina

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Listeners, a number of delicious dishes were served to the guests of Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman Yogyakarta, at the wedding reception of the youngest son of K.G.P.A.A. Paku Alam X, namely B.P.H. Kusumo Kuntonugroho with Laily Annisa Kusumastuti which was held on January 10, 2024.Head of the Customs and Accommodation Division, Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman, KRT Radyo Wisroyo said that the menu served to guests was quite varied. These menus are typical menus prepared by Pakualaman Pura, Indonesian menus and western food menus were also available. All invited guests including VIP and VVIP guests got the same menu. The first menu served to welcome guests, namely two types of welcome drink, namely lime lemongrass and ginger drink with lime. The welcome drink was given when guests sat down and watched the Bedhaya Sidamukti and Bedhaya Kakung Indrawidagda dance performances. Next, they gotsnacks for appetizer such as croquettes and other light snacks. There is a snack that is considered quite special and rare called Garulina. Garulina was the opening snack at the Pahargyan Dhaup Ageng Pakualaman lunch on the first day. Garulina has been around since the era before Indonesian independence. Garulina is actually not a typical Central Javanese food. It looks like the Lapis Legit layered cake, but there is something different, because there is a special layer like vla which is made from fresh milk, eggs and sugar. To get this sweet snack, Pakulaman Temple has to place a special order from the third generation of makers who have been pioneering since the 1950s. In Jogja, Garulina is very difficult to find and is considered rare because it is not sold every day.

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April

GEDONG SONGO TEMPLE

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Gedong Songo Temple is the name of a Hindu heritage temple complex located in Candi village, Bandungan sub-district, Semarang regency, Central Java, Indonesia, precisely on the slopes of Mount Ungaran. In this temple complex, there are nine temples. The Gedong Songo Temple was discovered by Thomas Stanford Raffles in 1804, and it is a relic of Hindu culture from the 9th-century Syailendra Dynasty.

The temple is situated at an altitude of about 1,200 meter above sea level so that the air temperature here is quite cold ranging from 19 to 27 °C. The location of nine temples is scattering on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, which has beautiful natural scenery. In addition, this tourism attraction is also equipped with pools from sulfur-containing springs, camping areas, and horse riding tours.

It takes about 40 minutes to reach the temple by motor vehicles from Ambarawa City through the uphill road that slopes up to 40 degrees sharply. The temple can also be reached within 10 minutes from the Bandungan tourism attraction.

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April

Festival Rimpu Mantika

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The Government of Bima City, West Nusa Tenggara will hold the Rimpu Mantika Festival again in Bima City on April 25 to 27. This festival highlights Rimpu, the local traditional hijab of Bima. Rimpu has begun to be worn or used by women of the Bbojo tribe or ethnic group since the 17th century.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, in his statement, expressed his hope that the Rimpu Mantika Festival would become a stage for the promotion of increasingly creative and innovative Parekraf (Tourism, Creative Economy and Fashion) industries.

According to Sandiaga, Rimpu Weaving is not just cloth, but also a symbol of the rich culture and creativity of the Bima people. Rimpu Mantika Festival, it is hoped that the creative industry, especially in the traditional weaving sector, will develop increasingly rapidly.

A series of Rimpu Mantika Festival activities, on the first and second days there will be an opening event featuring traditional dances, competitions, announcement of competition winners and musical performances.

On the peak day of the event there will be traditional dances and attractions at the location of the parade participants' activities, as well as the colossal rimpu dance performed by students in Bima City.

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April

 

 

Several Indonesian communities and student organizations in Perth, Western Australia held a Halal Bihalal event for Indonesian citizens at E-Zone Social, University of Western Australia (UWA) on Saturday (13/4).

As quoted by Antara in a press release from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth which was received in Jakarta on Sunday (14/4), the Consul-General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth, Listiana Operananta, in her speech, emphasized the importance of togetherness and community support. She is grateful for the solidarity of the Indonesian community in Perth. Listiana viewed that not all student organizations and communities could collaborate as cohesively as this community did.

Listiana Operananta felt proud to be able to attend the event and met approximately 400 guests and praised the cooperation of community members and organizations in creating a festive atmosphere. At the event, various typical Indonesian dishes were served, such as Padang satay, pecel and meatballs.

Besides, as the representative of the Indonesian government in Western Australia, the Consul-General said that her side would be responsible for the safety and whereabouts of Indonesian citizens in the region so that they were open to input to strengthen relations between the government and its citizens.

Halal Bihalal is a gathering event which is usually held after the Eid al-Fitr celebration in which Muslims in Indonesia meet their relatives and friends while enjoying the dishes that are served.

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April

Keranjang Sultan

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Keranjang Sultan Situ Gunung, suddenly goes viral, because on his Instagram account, Will Smith, an American actor, rapper and film producer, reposted a video. The video shows several residents riding the ride at Situ Gunung in the Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, Sukabumi, West Java. In this content, Will Smith asks the location of the ride in a tourist attraction, "Where is this?"

Keranjang Sultan is a hanging chair ride in the form of a basket made of rattan. Instead of being used to sit and relax, Sultan's Basket will actually get your adrenaline pumping. The rattan chairs will run across the river with a 100 meter long route.

This Sultan chair is very safe for tourists, because it is attached to a steel rope (sling) and uses a motorbike to move it. This ride can be found before the return journey from the Suspension Bridge.

By sitting on this rattan chair, you can enjoy the beauty of nature, both views of the river, rocks and trees around it. There are 4 baskets provided and tourists can ride them alternately, so you have to queue to be able to enjoy the sensation of this sliding chair.

Keranjang Sultan Situ Gunung is in the Suspension Bridge tourist area. The cost of riding this attraction at Situ Gunung Sukabumi includes payment of the VIP Suspension Bridge ticket price of 100,000 rupiah or 6,18 US dollars.

Tourists who buy VIP tickets will also get the facility of riding a motorbike, getting a welcome drink and snack, then experiencing passing through a suspension bridge. VIP Suspension Bridge ticket holders do not need to pay any more and can immediately feel the sensation of hanging from Keranjang Sultan.

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April

 

Several Indonesian communities and student organizations in Perth, Western Australia held a Halal Bihalal event for Indonesian Citizens at E-Zone Social, University of Western Australia (UWA) on Saturday (13/4).

As quoted by Antara in a press release from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth which was received in Jakarta on Sunday (14/4), the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Perth, Listiana Operananta, in her speech, emphasized the importance of togetherness and community support. Listiana is grateful for the solidarity of the Indonesian community in Perth. According to Listiana, not all student organizations and communities can collaborate as cohesively as this community does.

Listiana Operananta felt proud to be able to attend the event and meet approximately 400 guests and praised the cooperation of community members and organizations in creating a festive atmosphere. At the Halal Bihalal event, various typical Indonesian dishes were served, such as Padang satay, pecel and meatballs.

Apart from that, as the representative of the Indonesian government in Western Australia, the Consulate General said that her party would be responsible for the safety and whereabouts of Indonesian citizens in the region so that they were open to input to strengthen relations between the government and its citizens.

Halal Bihalal is a gathering event which is usually held after the Eid al-Fitr celebration which is where Muslims in Indonesia meet their relatives and friends while enjoying the dishes that are served.

For Indonesian citizens who live in Perth, this Halal Bihalal event is an opportunity to cure their longing for celebrating Eid in their homeland. According to Listiana Operananta, the aim of holding Halal Bihalal at the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth is to provide wider opportunities for Indonesian citizens in Perth to meet and stay in touch.

The participating communities and organizations are Warneds, Madina Community, the Association of Indonesian Postgraduate Students and Scientists in Australia (AIPSSA), the West Australian branch of the Australian Indonesian Student Association (PPIA WA), and the LPDP scholarship recipient community in Perth.

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April

The Indonesian Pavilion participated in the London Coffee Festival 2024 exhibition.// The Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Desra Percaya at the opening of the Indonesian Pavilion, Thursday (11/04) explained that this participation was a manifestation of his commitment to always support Indonesian coffee farmers and exporters, as well as to promote the excellence of Indonesian coffee in the international market.// Apart from that, this participation also takes advantage of strengthening cooperation between Indonesia and the UK, especially during the 75th anniversary of the two countries' bilateral celebrations this year.//

This event was attended by more than 300 exhibitors related to coffee, such as coffee producers, roasters, cafés, traders, equipment manufacturers, as well as coffee-based food and beverage products. // Approximately 30,000 visitors from business circles and consumers from Great Britain, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, came to attend the London Coffee Festival 2024//

Director General of National Export Development, Indonesian Ministry of Trade, Didi Sumedi said, promoting coffee at prestigious international exhibitions is always a priority for the Indonesian Ministry of Trade.// Especially for England, this exhibition is important because England is a large market as a destination for Indonesian coffee exports.//

The Indonesian Pavilion targets visitors from the UK, various European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Latvia, Italy, France, Spain and other countries such as South Africa, Mexico, India, Mauritius, Malaysia.// Apart from promoting Gayo Arabica and Mandailing coffee, the Indonesian Pavilion also showcased coffee strains and coffee cuppings made in Indonesia as well as business matching opportunities.// Head of Bank Indonesia's London representative office, Farida Warinangin, said that her party was presenting Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) coffee products from Sibolga and Jember for London Coffee Festival (LCF) 2024, to present a taste of Indonesia to importers and coffee lovers in the UK.//

Trade Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in London, Ayu Siti Maryam, explained that Indonesia is one of the 10 largest coffee exporting countries to the UK with an export value of 26 million US dollars, in 2023.// She said opportunities for penetration of the Indonesian coffee market are of course still wide open, seen from the trend of increasing coffee consumption by 7.43% in the UK.//

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April

In the midst of the fast-paced and stress-prone dynamics of life, maintaining physical and mental health has become increasingly important. This is where innovation comes in, not only to improve health problems but also to prevent them. One of the interesting innovations that emerged from Malang State University students was the creation of "ImmuniTea," a health tea specifically designed to maintain body immunity and mental health. ImmuniTea, an innovative health product that originates from the idea of a student, Ananta Ardyansyah.

 

The development of this product began during the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea for developing ImmuniTea products began with Ananta's concern about the declining condition of immunity and mental health in society. This inspired Ananta to create a formula for a health tea with a multitude of benefits. The creation of ImmuniTea products is not only based on the need to increase physical immunity, but also on the importance of maintaining mental health such as increased anxiety and changes in people's behavior, especially in difficult times such as the pandemic. ImmuniTea not only provides physical benefits but also realigns emotional balance. The combination of selected natural ingredients such as green tea, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger makes ImmuniTea drinks able to provide maximum benefits for consumers.

 

This drink, which is rich in antioxidants, is very good for maintaining the body's immunity and relieving stress which can affect mental health. Through the ImmuniTea product, Ananta succeeded in winning the essay competition held by UNS in 2021. Not only that, in the same year Ananta formed a team to bring the ImmuniTea product to an even more prestigious event, at the national level in 2021.

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April

Hundreds of Indonesian citizens in Romania, attended the Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri festivity, which is Indonesian   most important holiday, followed by  halal bihalal gathering  held by the Indonesian Embassy in Bucharest for the first time in the last five years. It was held  at the Indonesian Ambassador's residence in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday (10/4/2024).

In a written statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Bucharest received in Jakarta, Friday, the Indonesian Ambassador to Romania Meidyatama Suryodiningrat said that the Eid al-Fitr celebration was very meaningful because there were no other foreign representatives in Bucharest that held the event.

This event became a momentum for the Indonesian people coming from various cities in Romania, such as the cities of Cluj and Timiosara which are more than 450 km from Bucharest, to pray and strengthen social bond in celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

According to the Indonesian Ambassador, the Eid al-Fitr celebration was also attended by the Malaysian Ambassador Sirajuzzaman bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin. Also present were Muslim citizens from Romania, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Türkiye.

After the Eid al-Fitr prayers, Indonesian people from various religions participated in the halal bihalal gathering to forgive each other. In this event, typical Indonesian food was also served, such as lontong rice cake, opor ayam or chicken curry, sayur lodeh (mixed vegetables cooked in coconut milk), beef stew, sambal terasi or shrimp paste chili sauce and others, to heal the longing of Indonesian people for their homeland.

Ambassador Meidyatama reminded that for Indonesians  Eid al-Fitr is not only a holiday for Muslims but also a means of gathering nationally to strengthen brotherhood. According to him, this is very valuable for Indonesian citizens who are far from their homeland.

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April

The Indonesian Embassy in Madrid,  Spain  again held  Indonesian Language classes for Foreign Speakers  (BIPA ) 2024 on  Tuesday (2/4). BIPA classes are held in a hybrid manner to facilitate 75 participants who come from some regions in Spain,  Chile, Ecuador and Peru,  including Indonesia. Indonesian Ambassador to Spain, Muhammad Najib stressed the importance of internationalizing the Indonesian language to strengthen relations between Indonesia and Spain in which not only to improve business and political relations,  but also to promote tourism and culture.  Ambassador Najib on the website of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday ( 2/4) mentioned that learning a language is like a door to enter a new culture or new world.


The BIPA class is   held from April 4th until June 28th, 2024 and participants are divided into 3 class levels, namely for Beginner,  Advanced I and Advanced II learners. Apart from teaching and learning activities,  the class  includes watching films and singing Indonesian songs together.  Ambassador Najib affirmed that as a cultural promotion, fun teaching and learning activity, it is hoped that it will help participants understand Indonesian more easily.  At the opening of the class, as additional motivation for the participants, the BIPA Team from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology also announced the agenda "Handai Indonesia Festival 2024. The festival which will take place in Bali is oriented to foreign citizens who can speak Indonesian. Since 20 November 2023, Indonesian has become one of the 10 official languages of the UNESCO General Conference. This international recognition further confirms the benefits of mastering Indonesian.

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April

Indonesia will re-operate the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang which has been empty since July 2021. Recently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a special team to Pyongyang to make preparations.

The reopening of the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang is one of the themes discussed at the 59th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's visit to Indonesia on Friday (5/4). Counselor for the North Korean Embassy, So Kwang-Yun, in his remarks at the commemoration, said that this year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which was marked by President Sukarno's visit to Pyongyang on November 1 to 4 1964. He also said that Indonesia and North Korea are preparing for the reopening of the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang. He also believes that relations between the two countries in the future will be even more substantial.

Counselor So Kwang Yun also invited all attendees to remember the efforts of the founding fathers of both countries to liberate nations in Asia and Africa from the grip of colonialism.

A similar thing was conveyed by the Director of East Asia at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arifianto Sofiyanto. He said that the reopening of the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang reflects the good relations of both countries that were built by the founding fathers of Indonesia and North Korea. He also said that North Korea is one of Indonesia's old friends. The relations between the two countries should continue to be improved.

The commemoration, which was held at Griya Anggrek, Bogor Botanical Gardens, was also attended by the Chairman of the Indonesia-Korea Friendship Association, Teguh Santosa, and lecturer in International Relations, FISIP Unpad, Teuku Rezasyah.

This activity was also filled with a photo exhibition and screening of a documentary film on the visit of President Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il to Indonesia.

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