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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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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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03
April

The University of Indonesia held a meeting with the Chilean Ambassador to Indonesia to explore the potential for further collaboration with universities in Chile. Previously, University of Indonesia has collaborated with Universidad Catolica Del Maule, from 2018 to 2023. Secretary of the University of Indonesia, dr. Agustin Kusumayati in Depok, Wednesday (27/3), said that the potential for collaboration could provide positive opportunities for both parties and open up opportunities for the University of Indonesia to expand international collaboration with universities in Chile.

Agustin also said that progress in relations between the two parties was not only carried out by the University of Indonesia and universities in Chile, but was also a good collaborative initiative between the two countries. She proposed establishing wider collaboration with various universities in Indonesia and universities in Chile.

Meanwhile, the Chilean Ambassador to Indonesia, Mario Ignacio Artaza Loyola, said that the visit of the Chilean Embassy to Indonesia to the University of Indonesia was aimed at identifying potential areas at the University of Indonesia that would be collaborated with the Chilean government. He also encouraged students and lecturers at universities in Chile to get involved in international collaboration initiatives.

Ambassador Mario explained various problems occurring in the world such as climate change, gender equality, welfare and public health as threats and challenges for every country. He saw the need to initiate high-level cooperation between Indonesia and Chile which would involve Indonesian universities, students and professors to contribute to overcoming these challenges.

31
March

 

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore held a business forum for entrepreneurs based in Singapore to explore the direction of Indonesia's economic landscape policies in the future. According to Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, Suryo Pratomo in an official statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore on Wednesday (27/3), Singapore is the largest investor in Indonesia. This forum affirms that Singapore and Indonesia have a solid relationship in fostering a strong business ecosystem and dynamic. He further conveyed that the business forum strengthens economic relations of both ountries to expand cooperation in various business sectors. The forum took a very strategic momentum for the Singaporean public, because it was held right after the Indonesian General Election Commission announced the vote count for the 2024-Presidential Elections.

Moreover, the event, which was attended by 400 participants, also featured the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto and the Minister of Trade and Industry of Singapore, Gan Kim Yong. Both of them emphasized the importance of bilateral relations and cooperation of the countries.

Besides, the forum also held a panel discussion to deeply explore projections of Indonesia's business and investment policies during the new government. Meanwhile, Head of the Archipelago Capital Authority, Bambang Susantono at the forum explained the developments in the development of the Archipelago Capital -IKN. He invited Singaporean investors to invest in the development of Indonesia's next new capital city.

31
March

 

Every region has its own special food which is usually served as a menu for breaking the fast in the holy month of Ramadan. In Central Java, specifically in Rembang, there is also a traditional food served as a menu for breaking the fast, namely Dumbeg.

Dumbeg is a traditional food shaped like a small trumpet, made from rolled Siwalan leaves. Meanwhile, the inside content is a mixture of rice flour, coconut milk and brown sugar. Even now, there are some sellers who mix milk to make it taste more delicious. But, there are also many of them who still maintain the traditional recipes and ways to cook Dumbeg. In general, in Rembang, Dumbeg cakes can also be found at every traditional event, including alms to the earth, alms to the sea or weddings. In the past, Dumbeg cake was one of the guardians' favorite foods when visiting Rembang Regency. Wali Songo are Islamic figures who are respected in Indonesia, particularly on the island of Java, because of their historical role in the spread of Islam in Indonesia. Although the existence of Dumbeg has been passed down from ancestors for a long time, this food is still very popular, from children to the elderly.

Not just food, Dumbeg cake, which is easily found in traditional markets in Rembang, has a high meaning or philosophy. In Javanese tradition, Dumbeg has a high meaning or philosophy. It is used as a symbol that symbolizes fertility and a milestone in human civilization. Besides, the palm leaves used as the wrapper symbolize humility. Because palm leaves always grow downwards; they teach a humble attitude and avoid arrogance. The shape of Dumbeg which is like a spiral from small to large circles symbolizes that in life, you have to work diligently and patiently from small things to big things.

To make Dumbeg whose price is Rp. 2000, you need softened rice, brown sugar and coconut milk. The mixture is   cooked until thickened and then put into a container made from palm leaves. After the container for Dumbeg, which is a palm leaf shaped into a long circle like a trumpet, called urung, has been made, it is then placed in a large pan, then the mixture is added slowly. After adding all the mixture, wait until it is cooked and Dumbeg is ready to be enjoyed.

31
March

 

Every region has its own special food which is usually served as a menu for breaking the fast in the holy month of Ramadan. In Central Java, specifically in Rembang, there is also a traditional food served as a menu for breaking the fast, namely Dumbeg.

Dumbeg is a traditional food shaped like a small trumpet, made from rolled Siwalan leaves. Meanwhile, the inside content is a mixture of rice flour, coconut milk and brown sugar. Even now, there are some sellers who mix milk to make it taste more delicious. But, there are also many of them who still maintain the traditional recipes and ways to cook Dumbeg. In general, in Rembang, Dumbeg cakes can also be found at every traditional event, including alms to the earth, alms to the sea or weddings. In the past, Dumbeg cake was one of the guardians' favorite foods when visiting Rembang Regency. Wali Songo are Islamic figures who are respected in Indonesia, particularly on the island of Java, because of their historical role in the spread of Islam in Indonesia. Although the existence of Dumbeg has been passed down from ancestors for a long time, this food is still very popular, from children to the elderly.

Not just food, Dumbeg cake, which is easily found in traditional markets in Rembang, has a high meaning or philosophy. In Javanese tradition, Dumbeg has a high meaning or philosophy. It is used as a symbol that symbolizes fertility and a milestone in human civilization. Besides, the palm leaves used as the wrapper symbolize humility. Because palm leaves always grow downwards; they teach a humble attitude and avoid arrogance. The shape of Dumbeg which is like a spiral from small to large circles symbolizes that in life, you have to work diligently and patiently from small things to big things.

To make Dumbeg whose price is Rp. 2000, you need softened rice, brown sugar and coconut milk. The mixture is   cooked until thickened and then put into a container made from palm leaves. After the container for Dumbeg, which is a palm leaf shaped into a long circle like a trumpet, called urung, has been made, it is then placed in a large pan, then the mixture is added slowly. After adding all the mixture, wait until it is cooked and Dumbeg is ready to be enjoyed.

31
March

 

Researchers from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) carried out a joint Indonesian-Chinese expedition on an expedition to the deepest point in the Java Trench. It aims to explore Indonesia's rich marine biodiversity. This deep sea research was done in the Hadal zone of the Java Trench stretching 3,200 km covering southern Sumatra, Java, Bali to Nusa Tenggara. The expedition participants consisted of 4 Indonesian researchers, 15 Chinese researchers, a security team from Indonesia and 40 research ship crew. The dive started on February 28, 2024 and ended in the waters around Ujung Kulon on March 22, 2024.

 

Marine microbiology researcher at the National Research and Innovation Agency, Yustian Rovi Alfiansah, said that the Java Trench expedition aims to explore the richness of marine biodiversity in order to benefit Indonesia. The Java Trench expedition provides new information regarding the unique geology, biology and environment of the Sunda subduction zone and its potential impact on the ecosystem of the Java Trench. This expedition was done by the Directorate of Research Ship Fleet Management, BRIN and the Institute for Deep Sea Research and Engineering (IDSSE), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The research vessel used is 94.45 meters long and 17.9 meters wide with a main engine of 12,000 horsepower and a range of 10,000 nautical miles. The expedition was carried out by using the Tan Suo Yi Hao research vessel and the Fendouzhe research submarine with two passengers and one pilot.

 

The Java Trench Expedition is part of the Global Trench Exploration and Dive Program (Global TREnD). Yustian Rovi Alfiansyah also said that the joint expedition team was trying to dig up information about the Java Trench, including obtaining information about the deepest point of the Java Trench with the various potentials it contains. He also thanked Prof. Xiaotong Peng, the expedition leader, gave him the opportunity to become an Indonesian researcher who dived in the Java Trench using a mini-submarine to research China's deep sea.

31
March

 

The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town held a coordination meeting on public services and protection of Indonesian citizens on March 27-29, 2024 in Cape Town South Africa.

A press statement received in Jakarta Thursday (28/3) said the meeting was attended by 10 Indonesian representatives in the African region namely the Indonesian Embassies of Abuja Addis Ababa Antananarivo Dakar Dares Salam Harare Maputo Nairobi Pretoria and the Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town.

In his speech. Indonesian Consul General Cape Town. Tudiono. expressed his full support for this activity. The coordination meeting also sought to increase service capacity and protection for Indonesian citizens. including ship crew. In 2018 Indonesian Seafarer Corner was established for Indonesian ship crew in Cape Town.

The parties involved agreed on the preparation of an integrated contingency plan for the African region. especially regarding crisis situations that threaten the safety of Indonesian citizens abroad. They also agreed on the importance of accelerating digital transformation in public services which is conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Representatives. in order to realize excellent public service.

Apart from that they also agreed to carry out technical guidance on public services regularly both in person and online meetings to increase the capacity of service providers. Efforts to protect Indonesian citizens in dealing with the law in foreign countries can be seen from the number of cases in the African region. During 2022-2023 the number of cases handled by Indonesian Representatives reached 208 or 2.44 percent of the total cases of Indonesian citizens in foreign countries.

The Indonesian Citizen protection system also continues to be built and strengthened among other things, building an Integrated Protection and Service System for Indonesian Citizens abroad namely the Indonesian Citizen Care Portal and the Safe Travel application. The Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town also strengthens regulations and innovative policies such as building a Shelter for Crew Members and appointing a strong Legal Team for the Protection of Indonesian Citizens in countries where most Indonesian citizens live in

28
March

 

Five Indonesian citizens and Japan who became volunteers in responding to the Ishikawa earthquake disaster, Kanazawa Prefecture, Japan received the Ambassador Award from the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan, Heri Akhmadi. The ambassador gave awards for their contribution in treating affected victims. According to Ambassador Heri Akhmadi in a Press Release from the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, Friday (22/3), this award was an appreciation of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo to the parties who had made efforts since the earthquake occurred, to collect data, communicate, coordinate and distribute aid to affected Indonesian citizens.

Moreover, the Ambassador Award recipients are Nengsih and Tsuchida Naoto, Hikmah Balbeid and Matsui Seiji, and Wawan Supriyanto. The Award was also given to the Toyama Muslim Center (TMC) which also played a role in providing logistical assistance to earthquake victims, including affected Indonesian citizens.

In addition, Ambassador Heri Akhmadi conveyed that this award was not only a symbol of the attention and gratitude of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo for the efforts made for Indonesian citizens, but also a reminder of the importance of togetherness and close coordination between the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo and the local community, particularly in efforts to protect Indonesian citizens. The number of Indonesian citizens affected by the Ishikawa earthquake reached 183 people, consisting of 145 men and 38 women in nine points in Ishikawa Prefecture, namely Ogi, Suzu, Saikai, Wajima, Nanao, Anamizu, Uchinada, Nakanoto and Naomi. Besides, it was also recorded that several Indonesian students who were traveling in the Ishikawa area and surrounding areas were also affected, including nine students at the Isurugi-Toyama shelter, 10 students at the Morinosato-Kanazawa Elementary School shelter, and six people at the Toyama shelter.

Currently there are 1,351 Indonesian citizens in Ishikawa Prefecture. Meanwhile in Kanazawa City there are 481 Indonesian citizens. The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo has also sent staff to Ishikawa to provide direct logistical assistance to affected Indonesian citizens who are still not reached. The assistance provided includes drinking water, staple foods such as bread and rice, instant side dishes and other food ingredients.

28
March

 

Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt, Lutfi Rauf, handed over a Certificate of Appreciation to the Food Land Import & Export and Commercial Agencies in Alexandria City, Egypt on Thursday (21/3). The certificate was received by Directors of Food Land Import & Export and Commercial Agencies, Tamer Nasyat El Hennawy, and Ahmed Nasyat El Hennawy.

Ambassador Lutfi in a press release from the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo, Friday (22/3) said that the cooperation that has been well established is expected to continue to increase in the future and provide benefits for both parties. He also remarked that this cooperation at the Business-to-Business level has made a significant contribution to encouraging trade cooperation between the two countries. He added that the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo is ready to provide support in efforts to increase trade cooperation of both countries.

Meanwhile, the Trade Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo, Syahran Bhakti said that the Certificate of Appreciation is an important award for importers of Indonesian products as well as a means to increase exports of non-oil and gas products to the world market which is given directly by the Indonesian Ministry of Trade. The awarding of the Certificate of Appreciation is expected to increase bilateral trade with recognition of the commitment of Egyptian companies as exporting partners of Indonesian products.

Food Land Import & Export and Commercial Agencies has been importing Indonesian tobacco products for the past 10 years and importing Indonesian Robusta coffee beans for the last three years. In 2023, the company imported more than 1,000 tonnes of Indonesian coffee beans worth US$3.5 million or around IDR 53.31 billion. This year, the company targets importing 1,500 tons of Indonesian Robusta coffee. The company also plans to expand its trade by exporting Indonesian coffee to AlgeriaLibya, and Morocco via Egypt.

Based on a report by the Egyptian Bureau of Statistics (CAPMAS), Indonesian coffee bean exports to the Egyptian market in 2023 were ranked first with an export value of US$92.96 million or around IDR 1.46 trillion and controlled a market share of 42.69 percent.

25
March

Kahatola Waterfall, Maluku

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Kahatola Waterfall is located right on Kahatola Island, Loloda District, West Halmahera Regency, North Maluku Province. Kahatola means jutting out into the sea. To get to Kahatola waterfall, you have to rent a speed boat from Jailolo port and it takes about three hours, but if there are big waves it can take for 4 hours.

Even though the journey is quite tiring, the views along western Halmahera are so beautiful and guaranteed to relieve fatigue, because during the trip on the boat, you will be treated to quite beautiful views of the coast.

When you arrive at Kahatola waterfall, you will definitely be amazed by the high and steep rock cliffs that surround the island. The beautiful Kahatola waterfall is on one of the steep cliffs.

Uniquely, the Kahatola waterfall does not come from river flow, but comes from overflowing water collected in a basin. This water comes from groundwater seepage collected from rain, and dew droplets that seep into the soil and humus.

During dry season, this waterfall still flows, even though the water flow is smaller than usual. In contrast, during the rainy season, the water flows more rapidly. Waterfalls that flow from steep rocks will go straight into the sea.

For this reason, visitors are not advised to enter the water directly when they arrive at the waterfall. Visitors can simply enjoy the beauty of the waterfall from the boat. But if you still want to try to enter the water, you must use a life jacket because the sea water depth reaches 4 meters. Visitors who are allowed to enter the waterfall must be able to swim.

If you are in Maluku, also take the time to visit West Halmahera. Here, while enjoying the beautiful views, you can also taste typical food and drinks from this region, such as mulu bebe, namely bananas sliced thinly and then fried dry. Mulu bebe is usually eaten with dipped chili sauce. Apart from that, in the Loloda area, you can also dive. It is guaranteed your holiday will be very memorable.

25
March

 

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Cairo invites business actors in Egypt to take part in the Indonesia-Africa Forum II to accelerate investment and encourage transformation on the African continent.

This invitation was conveyed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Lutfi Rauf, on a separate occasion after the Tahfiz Al Quran Festival for the month of Ramadan was held in Qalyubiyah Province, Egypt, Wednesday (20/3).

Ambassador Lutfi Rauf hopes that the presence of Egyptian business actors at the Indonesia-Africa Forum II in Bali will help build positive momentum for the Indonesia-Africa private sector partnership, in order to accelerate investment in the fields of education, science, technology and innovation, as a means to encourage Indonesia's transformation on the African continent.

Lutfi in a press statement, Friday (22/3) said that the presence of Egyptian business actors opened up opportunities to further expand cooperation and collaboration for mutual benefit between Indonesia and Africa.

Indonesian Embassy Trade Attaché M. Syahran Bhakti revealed that Indonesia-Africa II 2024 is planned to be held in Badung Regency, Bali on August 27 and 28, 2024.

Abdul Hakim Al Tarki as organizer of the Tahfiz Al Quran Festival in Qalyubiya Province, Egypt, welcomed the invitation to attend the Indonesia-Africa Forum II. He said he would prepare supporting materials in the study of economic transformation, energy cooperation, sustainable economic development, food security, health and sustainable cooperation in various fields.

The Indonesia-Africa Forum was first held on 10 and 11 April 2018 in Badung Regency, Bali. The forum facilitated meetings between Indonesian and African business actors and resulted in business agreements amounting to US$ 1.09 billion.

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