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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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July

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Acting Governor of Aceh, Nova Iriansyah said that the more advanced a country, the frequency of its development certainly increases. The more advanced a country, so the necessity on consultant also increases. Nova Iriansyah when opening the first regional discussion of Indonesian Consultant’s Expert Association in Banda Aceh, on Monday (16/7) added that consultant service in determining the choices of technology, management, supervisory system and the implementation of development mechanism are really needed so the development in Aceh runs effectively. The role of the consultant service is not only needed in the planning step or feasibility study, but also in preparing project, engineering, supervisory of implementation, until evaluation and monitoring steps. The quality of a consultant also has an impact on the result of work. No wonder, if in developed countries, the role of the consultant is very important in encouraging project to give the best result. Professionalism is more important, especially since the policy of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) valid. It is because the policy of AEC has presented free market in ASEAN region, as well as encourage intense competition at the global level.

Delegations from 24 countries in Asia Pacific and Africa participated in a training on fishery and fishery conservation or aquaculture. Ambassador at Directorate General of Public information and Diplomacy of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Diar Nurbintoro, said on Tuesday (17/7) that the training is Indonesia’stechnical assistance to developing countries. The training is held at fishery educational and training hallof Bangsring, Banyuwangi, East Java starting from July 16-20, 2018. According to Diar Nurbintoro, Banyuwangi was chosen because it has good fishery sectorand adequate training facility. The training is a cooperation between Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministry of Maritime and Fishery with 24 countries in increasing capacity of fishery stakeholders in developing countries. Meanwhile, Banyuwangi regent, Abdullah Azwar Anas, appreciated the appoitment of Banyuwangi as the place for the training. According to the regent, the event is the implementation of good diplomacy, and also to show that performance of Indonesia’s fishery has been recognized by other countries. In addition, the event can become efforts of Banyuwangi to promote fishery and tourism sector. There were 28 participants of the training among others fromBangladesh, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Algeria, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, and Tunisia.

Two students of State’s Senior High School 1 of Kediri regency recorded international achievement. They obtained silver medals in International Young Scientist Innovation Exhibition which was held on July 9-13 in Malaysia. Shona Fa’iqa Febiastuti and Aulia Fidia Syahrina, who are now in 12th level, initiated their discovery, namely The Organic Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Wipes, which can decrease temperature of body and absorb virus and bacteria. KediriMajor, Abdullah Abu Bakar, is proud of the two students. The major said students participation in the international event can increase their competitiveness.The major hoped in the next future there will be many children who bring the good image of Kediri in the international event.

16
July

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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.

16
July

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Promotion of Indonesia’s economy keeps being enhanced in the United States of America. Indonesian Consulate General in Houston, Texas the USA cooperating with representative of Bank Indonesia New York and Indonesia Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) New York was successful to hold a seminar of Indonesia Economy Outlook. The seminar was attended by dozens of entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas, the United States of America on Wednesday (11/7). In the panel discussion, the Houston entrepreneurs understood on Indonesia’s economic development and also cooperation opportunity on trade and investment. The Indonesian Consulate General keeps encouraging bilateral cooperation in economic, social and cultural aspects in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The Indonesian Consul General in Houston, Nana Yuliana stated that the Indonesian Consulate General is committed to supporting the cooperation and bilateral relations in the fields of economy, investment and trade.

Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan, Totok Prianamto received Head of Pakistan Edible Oil Refinery Association –PEORA, Abdul Rasheed Janmohammad  at the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi on Tuesday (10/7). On the occasion, the Indonesian Consulate General stated that Abdul Rasheed is expected to support the efforts of promotion of the Indonesian Consulate General through the implementation of Palm Oil Fair of Indonesia (POFI) which will be conducted for the first time on September 6, 2018. The event will invite stakeholders in the field of palm oil from public and private sectors of Indonesia, as well as the provincial government of Sindh. The Indonesian Consulate General also opened opportunity for private sides in palm oil sector. At the end of the meeting, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi and Abdul Rasheed Janmohammad are committed to promoting relations on economy, trade and investment between Indonesia and Pakistan.

Indonesian tea received certificate of “AVPA Gourmet Product 2018" award for category of Black Tea which is from product of PT. Bukitsari with “Bankitwangi" brand. The certificate was issued in “Teas of The World International Contest" which was held by Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles or AVPA French, an organization in Paris which aims to assist increasing added value and to market agricultural products in national and international level. In the event which was held on July 10,2018 in Paris, the award was directly given by Philippe Juglar, President of AVPA, to Suryo Tutuko, delegation of PT Bukitsari, and witnessed by Indonesian Ambassador to France, Dr. Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan. “Teas of The World", as international event was the first contest, especially to give awards of the best product which was conducted by AVPA. The tea product which was contested is being shared based on 9 categories, namely Green tea, White tea, Oolong Clear, Darjeeling, Oolong Moyen, Oolong Oriental Beauty, Oolong Dark, Black Tea, and No other Category. From 113 tea products of 15 countries which were contested were only 53 teas which received awards, such as Indonesia, Japan, China, India, and Taiwan.

13
July

As one of the busiest tourist destinations throughout the year, Jogja provides many tourist options for you. From the mountains to the beaches, there is always a place that you can visit to add your travel experience. The impact of the tourist visits may increase local revenue. But, this also bring about negative impact on garbage, especially plastic waste. Toreduce the quantity of plastic waste that accumulates in the city, the Office of the Environment of Yogyakarta will prepare a movement of 1000 tumbler as one of a series of environmental commemoration activities to be held at Embung Langensari, Yogyakarta on late July 2018 Head of Environmental Office (DLH) of Yogyakarta City, Suyana explained that in theory, the quantity of plastic waste produced by Yogyakarta City will continue to increase. Thus, it takes a lot of effort to make plastic waste being minimized. One of them is the movement from the community. Suyana further said that the average volume of garbage produced by Yogyakarta City and disposed to the Piyungan Disposal Site during June was 257 tons per day, with 20 percent of plastic waste. Some of the plastic waste consists of bottled plastic. Thus,  Yogyakarta government enlivens the movement to reduce the plastic bottles with the use of 'tumbler' or bottle drinking brought from home and can be refilled. Suyana further also disclosed that there are still many people who are not aware with the dangers of plastic waste. They prefer buying bottled beverage because it is considered more practical than having to bring a bottle to drink from home. In addition to reducing bottled water consumption, Yogyakarta City also cleans plastic bottles in three major rivers: Code, Gajahwong, and Winongo. Officials of Ulu-Ulu River are committed to maintaining the cleanliness of the rivers. They remind the residents not to throw garbage into the river, but they also have to clean the rivers.

11
July

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Non-commissioned Officer of village builder of 12/Mranggen of 0716/Demak Military District Command participated in helping farmers to harvest rice in Tani II season at Batursari village, Mranggen district, Demak regency, on Tuesday (10/7). The activity is one of ways to succeed the government’s program on self-sufficiency in food. Commander of 0716/Demak Military District Command, Lieutenant Colonel Abi Kusnianto, through Commander of 12/Mranggen Military Rayon Command, Capt. Rahmad Sugiarto, mentioned that the mentoring activity is begun with counseling. Capt. Rahmad Sugiarto said that Non-commissioned Officers are always ready to accompany the farmers and to coordinate with related party for succeeding national food security program in Demak regency. Furthermore, Rahmad Sugiarto explained that the activity is also to foster togetherness and still establish harmonious relations with the community. On the other side, the farmers responded the existence of the positive program and hoped it will increase their welfare.

Bandung regent, Dadang Naser opened the 102nd Indonesian military entering village 2018 in Bandung, West Java on Tuesday (10/7). The event which was conducted by 0609 Military District Command of Bandung, will be held for 31 days until August 8, 2018. Dadang Naser after opening the event, told the press that his party gave very high appreciation to 0609 Military District Command staffs on their role in helping to succeed development in the region. According to Dadang Naser, the personnel of the Indonesian military involved are willing to sacrifice for the region to be able to more advanced and not left behind the other regions. The event also supports Citarum Harum program which was planned by President Joko Widodo. The commander of 0609 Military District Command, Lieutenant Colonel Arhanud Andre Wira Kurniawan, told Radio Republik Indonesia that in the wartime, the Indonesian military soldiers fought against enemies with weapons to defend the state and the dignity of Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. But in peacetime, the Indonesian military still fights along with people to develop welfare, especially in remote regions such as Cibeurem village, Kertasari district, Bandung regency.

The activity of Mt. Agung on Monday is still high, marked by reappearing tremor harmonic and non-harmonic earthquake. Anwar Sidiq from Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said in press release on Tuesday (10/7), that since 00.00 until 12.00 Central Indonesian Time, the harmonic tremor happened 7 times, blowing tremor happened 10 times and shallow volcanic 1 time. Anwar Sidiq also said that based on monitoring data Mt. Agung is still high potential for eruption which throws rocks and lava, sand, and ash to outside of the crater. For that, the stakeholders are asked to increase readiness and to follow the activity of volcano by time to anticipate all changings which can happened fast. The same thing was conveyed by head of administration of Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Gede Suantika, that volcanic activity of Mt.Agung. Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigationis still in 4 kilometer area, because based on evaluation which was conducted by Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, if Mt. Agungexplode, its exploition is still in radius of 4 kilometer.The evaluation will be conducted if based on data of Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigationof Mt.Agung exploition is expected more than radius 4 kilometer.

11
July

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Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Indian Embassy in Jakarta, and the government of Aceh Province held India-Indonesia Investment Forum on Monday (9/7). The event was the follow-up of “Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific" which was planned by President Joko WI dodo and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Business delegation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are the closest Indian territory with Indonesia, was met with delegation of Acehnese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The forum was attended by 50 participants which consisted of entrepreneurs of the two counties and also regional and central officials. The event was opened by expert staff of Governor in economic, financial and development sector of Aceh Province, Iskandar Syukri. Iskandar Syukuri hoped an increase of investment and trade among Aceh and India. Indian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, also conveyed the necessity to establish business connectivity between Sumatera with Andaman and Nicobar. Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Rawat also explained a number of potential and opportunities for economic cooperation of the two regions, among others tourism, air connectivity, sea connectivity and hospital service.

Indonesian Consulate in Tawau, Malaysia, officially released 235 children of Indonesian migrant workers who will continue their study to Indonesia. Indonesian consulate of Tawau, Sulistijo Djati Ismojo said that the returning of the children will continue their study in senior high school post-graduate from Community Learning Centre (CLC) in Sabah, Malaysia. The children are completed with official documents which guarantee their return. Consul of Tawau on Monday (9/7) appreciated the students, teachers and parents who take care the legal travel documents for the children to return to Indonesia. Coordinator of Sabah Bridge, a group of Indonesian teachers in Sabah, Aksar said that from 235 students, 135 students will continue their study to senior high school in Nunukan and Sebatik island, while the others will continue their study in a number of regions in Java, Sulawesi and Sumatera. As many as 65 students who continue their sudy in Indonesia after receiving scholarships from Sabah Bridge. Aksar added although their parents work as Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia but some students after continuing their study in senior high school in Indonesia, recorded achievement and even received scholarships so they can continue their study in Indonesia’s state university based on the facility and recommendation of Educational and Cultural attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Sabah Bridge is a teacher social movement established by the Indonesian government to teach Indonesian children in Sabah, Malaysia.

Towards the Asian Games 2018, Indonesian athletes from various sports keep doing preparations. Indonesian karate national teamalso conducted sparring in a number of countries. Specially for kumite number, a number of karate athletes followed tarining in Cairo, Egypt. At least 10 karate athletes participated in training camp program in Cairo, Egypt. The activity held from June 28 – July 10, 2018. During the training, the karate athletes tried their ability by sparring with Egypt national athletes. Indonesian ambassador to Egypt, Helmy Fauzy welcome the attendance of Indonesian national athletes in Egypt. The ambassador recognized that the government of Egypt gives attention to develop sport achievement. Egypt has plenty sport facilities and the enthusiasm and participation of its people is very high. The ambassador hoped this can be learned and transmitted in Indonesia. 

09
July

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As follow-up and implementation of documents of comprehensive partnership, Jakarta Declaration, in the 3rd meeting of Bilateral Steering Committee in Berlin, on July 6, 2018, Indonesian and German delegation agreed to enhance economic cooperation. The cooperation is aimed at boosting performance on trade and bilateral investment as well as  exploration on cooperation in cyber security. The two countries also cooperate in the fields of politic and security, vocational cooperation, maritime, education and research and technology, culture and law cooperation. Chairman of Indonesian delegation, Muhammad Anshor emphasized that both countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields as the implementation of Jakarta Declaration to reactivate some mechanism cooperation which had stopped. The two delegations also discussed the meeting plan of foreign affairs minister of the two countries, cooperation of the two countries in capacity as non-permanent member of The UN Security Council, Bilateral Maritime Forum and Bali Democracy Forum Chapter Berlin. The two delegations agreed the importance to strengthen trade and investment cooperation through fast track mechanism in a bid to bridge entrepreneurs of the two countries, including to encourage I-EU CEPA solution. Some of the next programs which have been identified, are that Indonesia will become host of the implementation of the 16th Asia Pacific Conference of the German Business on November 2nd – 3rd 2018, which will be attended by more than 1000 entrepreneurs of Germany and Asia Pacific countries. Indonesia will also become a Country Partner of Hannover Messe 2020 exhibition. In the meeting, Germany also agreed to start over discussion of Diplomatic and Official Passport Visa Free Agreement.

The meeting was conducted in Yogyakarta on Friday (6/7). The meeting between Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marasudi and her Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinaialso became part of the 9th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between both ministers on July 5-6,2018. The two ministers opened the meeting by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Thailand Kingdom. According to press release of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry website, the meeting also discussed the increasing of economic cooperation between the two countries.

The government of Surabaya city held again agenda entitling ‘Remo and Yosakoi Dance Festival’ on Sunday (8/7). The annual agenda has been held 16 times since it was held for the first time in 2003. The event was the implementation of collaboration of the two cultures of cooperation relation of sister- city between Surabaya and Kochi city, Japan in cultural sector.  Vice Mayor of Surabaya, Wisnu Sakti Buana in his speech said that the festival is one of events of sister- city cooperation between Surabaya and Kochi, Japan in the cultural sector. This year is the 16th Remo and Yosakoi dance festival. Meanwhile, Japanese Consul General in Surabaya, Masaki Tani in his speech stated that his side did appreciate and support the implementation of the event in 2018. Through cross-cultural festival, Masaki Tani directly felt how the event  got high enthusiasm in Surabaya community.

09
July

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Fish Quarantine and Quality Control Station (SKIPM) stated that tuna exports from Gorontalo Province to some countries in the first half of this year reached 11.9 tons. Head of SKIPM Gorontalo, Hamzah said in Gorontalo on Saturday (6/7) that the number is increasing compared with the previous years. He explained that his team recorded exported tuna 2.5 tons in January, February 1.5 tons, March 2.1 tons, April 2 tons, May 2.4 tons and June 1.3 tons. He further said that currently in Gorontalo Province, there are only five fish processing units (UPI) which can do the export because they have had certificates. He also asserted that for the export of fishery products, each fish processing unit -UPI must have Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point certificate (HACPP). HACPP is an internationally known structured method of operation which can help organizations in the food and beverage industry to identify food safety risks, prevent hazards in food security, and convey legal compliance. He further said that the quarantine station always carried out monitoring related to licensing because exports are different from domestic ones.

Indonesia Port -Pelindo III began construction of cruise ship docks and containers at Gili Mas Terminal, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara -NTB. The gradual investment value from the development of multipurpose terminals for cruise ships and container vessels reaches Rp 1.3 trillion. CEO of Pelindo III, Ari Askhara in his press release on Saturday (7/7) said that the Gili Mas Terminal built as a Sheet Port development can indicate that the economy of NTB region is experiencing positive growth trend and becoming the gateway of modern international tourism for Lombok Island in particular. He also explained that the growing international cruise size that can carry thousands of tourists becomes a trend that needs to be anticipated by preparing adequate infrastructure. That is the reason why Pelindo III builds Gili Mas Terminal with projection to be ready to accommodate the needs in the future. Ari Askhara further said that the construction of Gili Mas Terminal actually extends the momentum of Lombok tourism revival. Moreover, President Joko Widodo has inaugurated the operation of Special Economic Zone of  Mandalika. Seeing the magnitude of the economic potential, Pelindo III expects the support of all related parties, both regional governments and investors to collaborate to take advantage of the momentum of Lombok tourism revival by creating new tourist destinations as well as developing the concept of tourism tour packages for the growth of tourists to destinations in Lombok in a sustainable way.

Regent of Situbondo, East Java, Dadang Wigiarto said that he will optimize the promotion of Year of Visit 2019 through social media. The Government of Situbondo Regency will launch Year of Visit 2019 at the end of 2018. Regent Dadang Wigiarto said in Situbondo Regency on Saturday (7-7) that the role of every regional apparatus organization (OPD) of Situbondo Regency Government will determine the success or failure of Year of Visit 2019. Therefore, his team asks all Heads of OPD to participate in promoting tourist destinations through social media. Before the launching, all tourist destinations in Situbondo regency have already been known to the public. He also affirmed that promoting tourism requires community participation and it invites various communities to help the government succeed in the Year of Visit 2019. He also asked officials to start promoting tourist destinations through social media. So, people will also promote take part in the promotion.

06
July

Tourism Office of Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta in cooperation with Trail Runners Yogyakarta, presents Trail Race event which will be held on July 29, 2018. The event is entitled "Sleman Temple Run 2018". There are 2 categories in Sleman Temple Run 2018, namely: 25K and 13K. In accordance with the Trail Race category, the route to be followed is hilly and rocky and ground trajectory. This event was held for the first time in 2015. For the Sleman Temple Run 2018 route, it goes around  Banyunibo Temple - Barong Temple - Sojiwan Temple - Miri Temple - Ijo Temple - Gupala Arca Site. The run will start from Banyunibo Temple and finish at Banyunibo Temple again. Head of Sleman Regency Tourism Office, Sudarningsihi said that the distance of Sleman Temple Run is still the same as last year. Sudarningsih added that Sleman Temple Run 2018 has a difference with last year. In addition to Sleman Temple Run, there will also be a Night Cooking Festival in the courtyard of Banyunibo Temple with the tagline, 'Feel the Sensation of Cooking under the Star's Sprinkle'. The participants will consist of one team comprising of 5 people. Sudarningsih hopes that in the future, Sleman Temple Run can enter as 100 events of the Ministry of Tourism. She also remarked that after five times holding, her side will register the activity at the Ministry of Tourism in the 100 events, which will be launched by the Ministry of Tourism. Meanwhile, Ramdhan Krisnawan Hartarto from Trail Runners Yogyakarta community explained about the selection of Banyunibo Temple because the place is better. In terms of challenge, the trail run is different from running marathon or the others. Ramdhan Krisnawan Hartarto further said that for the 2018 run, the medals are slightly different from last year. Now, the medals use wood mixed with resin, produced by local staff from Jogja. Meanwhile, one of the committees of Sleman Night Cooking Festival, Agung said that this night cooking competition may be the only one in Indonesia. He also explained that for the general participants, they will be divided into three categories, namely general, students, and hotels, restaurants, cafes people - horeka. For the preliminary round menu, the participants will cook basic ingredients of Kecombrang. For the final round, they will cook traditional Mataram food.

06
July

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Indonesia Bridge Team triumphed in “36th International Bridge Festival ALBENA 2018” with four gold medals, two silver, and five bronze. According to a written statement quoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta, Wednesday (3/7), the national bridge athletes with four national coaches participated in the event held from June 19 until July 1. At the closing ceremony, 11 times, Indonesian athletes came on the stage of honor to receive trophies and prizes because Indonesia got a total four gold medals, two silver, and five bronze. In the event, Chairman of the Board of Supervisor of Bridge Association of Indonesia (PB GABSI and World coach from Poland, Kristov Martens who handled the Indonesian national team got the award from the committee as honor guest. While Chairman PB GABSI, got the charter as an honor guest, and obtained trophy for the 3rd Champion Mini Team paired with Daily Chief of the PB GABSI, Handojo Susanto and player from Moldova. Besides, Indonesia team was also supported by Indonesia Honorary Consul in Varna City, Krasimir Simov. The tournament was part of trials in Bulgaria and the United States to maximize achievement in the Asian Games 2018 by targeting two gold medals for Indonesia. The tournament is quite prestigious because it is a four-star international championship (out of a maximum of 5 star matches). On July 2, Indonesia team continued the trial to the United States with excellent physical and psychic conditions. Hopefully, this will further strengthen the preparations towards the Asian Games 2018.

The dry circuit track in Semarang will become an opportunity for many crossers to stand on the podium of the race to be held on Sunday (8/7).  One of them is Honda mainstay crosser, Tim Gajser who is skillful in dry circuit. At the race in Pangkal Pinang last week, Gejser was strong to compete with two KTM racers, Jefferey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli. However, both racers are more resilient in wet circuit. Besides Gajser, MXGP in Semarang can also rely on Kawasaki racer, Clement Desalle. At the race in Pangkal Pinang, Desalle won in fifth position. However, Desalle who occupies the third position of individual standings MXGP this season will also get pressure from Yamaha crosser, Romain Febvre. The French racer got the third podium in the second race at Pangkal Pinang. Promoter of MXGP Indonesia, A Judiarto said in Jakarta, Wednesday (3/7) that all supplies and motorcycles of the world and Indonesia crossers arrived in Semarang. The racing held at the MXGP circuit Bukit Semarang Baru is believed to be more crowded with spectators because the access to Semarang is relatively easier than a number of cities on the Java Island. Ticket for Semarang is better to get because more 30 thousand  tickets had been sold a few days before MXGP is held. Chairman of the Central Executive of Indonesian Motor Association –IMI, Sadikin Aksa also believed that MXGP in Semarang will be more crowded. Modes of transportation to Semarang are a lot from everywhere to Java. While the difficulty in Pangkal Pinang is now the flight. Nevertheless, Sadikin assessed the MXGP implementation in Pangkal Pinang last week was successful. Although the circuit was showered with rain, the race could still be held and went well. So far, the Youthstream as the MXGP owner also did not submit any complaints after the MXGP implementation in Pangkal Pinang.

Eight Indonesia representatives advanced to the eighth round of Blibli Indonesia Open 2018 HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000. The men's doubles and mixed doubles sent the most representatives. Each of the three representatives was followed by a representative in the women's doubles, as well as men's singles. One of the Indonesia mainstays in getting the title is the couple -Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon who won two straight games over Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia) with score 21-18, 21-12. Kevin/Marcus seemed to have no trouble in the second round match that took place in Istora, Thursday (5/7). Meanwhile, Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto become the last representative. Fajar/Rian beat the Dutch couple, Jelle Maas/Robin Tabeling with score 21-18, 19-21, 21-14. Unfortunately, Ricky Karanda Suwardi and Angga Pratama were defeated by Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (Denmark) with score 12-21, 17-21. In the quarter final, Fajar and Rian have already waited the couple of the World Champion 2017 from China, Zhang Nan and Liu Cheng. However, Fajar/Rian recorded a 1-0 lead in a record meeting with Zhang/Liu. In Singapore Open 2017, Fajar/Rian won 21-18, 21-19. While Indonesian badminton player, Tommy Sugiarto beat the sixth-mainstay badminton player from China, Chou Tien Chen in second round of Indonesia Open in Jakarta, Thursday (5/7). Tommy became the only single Indonesian badminton player who advanced to the quarterfinals after winning with score 21-13, 14-21, and 21-18. In the quarter-finals that takes place Friday (6/7), Tommy Sugiarto faces with badminton player from Japan, Kento Momota.

Indonesia national team U-19 with four goals finally defeat the Philippines. The second match of the teams in the third match of Group A qualifying round AFF U-18 2018, in Deltras Sidoarjo Stadium on Thursday (5/7) ended with score 4-1. The result of the match made Indonesia still maintain the top of Group A. When faced the Philippines, Indonesia already looked superior. In the first half, Indonesia controlled 80 percent of the ball. However, the goalpost guarded by Muhammad Riyandi was successfully penetrated. Exactly in the 31st minute, free-kick of the Philippine midfielder, Tubigon Vergara made Indonesia lagged 0-1. The goal made by the Philippines closed the first half with 0-1. In the second half, the Indonesian players tried to strike back. The entry of midfielder, Todd Ferre replacing Risky Fendi in the 46th minute made Garuda front line increasingly active, but the Philippines defense managed to break the host aggressive game. In addition, the Garuda players often made mistakes in providing breakthrough assist. Indra Sjafrie rotated his last player in the 61st minute. Syahrian Abimanyu replaced Muhammad Luthfi Kamal. The Philippines coach, Hirata Reiji also replaced some of his midfielders.  The Philippines was trying to stay defensive against Garuda player attacks. The effort made by the Indonesia players was deadlock to score one goal. Until the 80th minute, the Philippines was still leading ahead. However, the hard work of Indonesian team paid off in the 81st minute. Saddil Ramdani who become a mainstay in hard kick into the goalpost, managed to dismantle the Philippine defense. Through left-foot hard kick from the penalty area, Saddil made a goal into the goalpost of Jessie Sambiante. The score was 1-1. One minute after the draw, a pass from Rifad Marasabessy led to defender Firza Andika who assisted the attack. The heading from PSMS Medan player silenced the Philippines again. Not enough with these two goals, in the 84th minute, Saddil again took off his hard kick and again made the Philippines lost. The score 3-1 made the defensive game of the Philippines meaningless. Until the 90th minute, the score was still 3-1. However, the referee gave an extra four minutes. In the 90+1 minute, Todd Ferre action fulfilled Indonesia's victory to 4-1. Indonesia closed the match with the score and Indonesian still has to face the Vietnam national team on Saturday (7/7) to advance to the semifinals. In the last game of Group A, Indonesia will face Thailand on Tuesday (10/7).