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Welcome back to Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesian, a lesson on Bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language on the radio which introduces Indonesian vocabulary and phrases and guides you to used them in a conversation. Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia is a collaboration between Voice Of Indonesia, RRI Foreign Broadcasting Station and the Agency for Language Development , Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. Today’s topic is "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”


Here is an example of a conversation on "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”.


Tony and the taxi driver arrive on Garuda Street. They are looking for Joko's house. The taxi driver asks a person there.


Sopir    :Permisi , maaf mau tanya.


Warga  :Ya?


Sopir    :Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?


Warga  :oh, itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru.


Sopir    :Oh, terima kasih, Pak.


Warga   :   Sama-sama.


Here are the expression and vocabulary related to the theme today, which is "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”.


Permisi, maaf mau tanya (In English) Excuse me, I’d like to ask.


Yang mana rumah Pak Joko? (In English) Which one is Mr. Joko's house?


Warna (In English) Color


Berwarna (In English) With color


Itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru (In English) It's over there, the blue house


In the dialogue, the driver asks, "Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?” which means " Which one is Mr. Joko's house?". The person asked gives a clue by mentioning the color of Joko’s house, " Itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru which means It's over there, the blue house”. If you are asked, you can give directions by mentioning the characteristics of the house or objects that are around the house, for example,Itu di sana, yang dekat pohon mangga.”"It's there, near the mango tree.


Another example, ""Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?” which means " Which one is Mr. Joko's house?".And is answered ”Yang besar, yang dua lantai.”  which means It's over there, the big one with two storeys.”


That was Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia edition this time. Hopefully this edition can be useful for those of you who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia.


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The exercise is: describe a tourist object or destination in your country. Mention the name of the country, the tourist spot, the location and weather there. All in bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language.




Selamat pagi, negara saya Indonesia, memiliki tempat wisata Candi Prambanan yang terletak di Jogyakarta. Cuaca sekitar Candi Prambanan panas . Gudeg adalah makanan khas Jogyakarta.

Good Luck and Sampai Jumpa!










The first information is from Jakarta. President Joko Widodo will welcome the visit of Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the State Palace, Jakarta, May 29-31.

The arrival of Prime Minister Modi is the first official visit to Indonesia and return visit of the state visit held by President Joko Widodo to India in December 2016 and attending the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in January. Both leaders plan to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues.The bilateral agenda will include areas of cooperation aimed at mutual benefit in the fields of politics, defense, security, maritime, economy, and they also strengthen people-to-people contacts and culture. The regional and global agenda will include the conditions and challenges faced in the region and globally today, and how the two countries can work together and make a real contribution to the creation of a peaceful, secure, and prosperous region and the world.

The visit is also held in order to welcome the 70 years of Indonesia-India diplomatic relations in 2019. In a series of events, there will also be the second Indonesia-India High Executive Official Forum.The Forum will be attended by the Supreme Executive Officials of Indonesia and India who will produce a joint recommendationwhich will be later submitted to President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this visit, Indonesia and India’s strategic partnership will also be encouraged through the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding.

Next information is from Colombia. On last May 23, Colombian Society of Press and Mass Communication gave conferment ‘Francisco de Paula Santander’s Law and Democracy Award’ to Indonesia Ambassador Bogota for his various activities, roles, and contributions to the enhancement of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Colombia.The award ceremony was held at Colombia National Police Academy Headquarters, Bogota.Colombian Society of Press and Mass Communication is one of the influential organizations in Colombia that performe well and has a positive impact on institutional strengthening, democracy, transparency and socio-economic development in Colombia.

The last information is from Busan, South Korea. Various activities are initiated by the Indonesia Embassy of Seoul by holding the ASEAN Cultural House in Busan.

During two weeks, the event was held in an integrated promotional package of Indonesia themed Easy Access Indonesia: Unlocking the Infinite Culture, Nature, and Venture in Busan, starting from May 15-27. ASEAN Culture House displayed a variety of commodities and typical artwork of Indonesia, ranging from specialty coffee to home decor. Indonesia Ambassador to South Korea, Umar Hadi mentioned that the event is aimed at improving Indonesia-South Korea relations, especially after being upgraded to a Special Strategic Partnership during President South Korea Moon Jae-In's visit to Indonesia in mid-November 2017. Ambassador Umar Hadi hoped that this can bring Indonesia closer to the hearts and minds of South Korean society or international community living in South Korea, especially in Busan.

Director Generalof ASEAN Cultural House in Busan, Seunghoon Ham said his side cooperated with Indonesia Embassy of Seoul. This is in line with the vision and mission of the ASEAN Cultural House, that is to bring ASEAN society closer to South Korean society and raise awareness and mutual understanding among them.


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Members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) have an obligation to maintain the upholding of Pancasila, the Constitution, the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia -NKRI and Unity in Diversity -Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. This was disclosed by Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly, Zulkifli Hasan while leading the swearing-in procession of the Interim Replacement Appointment (PAW) 2014-2019 at the Parliament Building in Jakarta last Wednesday (23/5). As quoted from the page, Zulkifli Hasan said that the years 2018 and 2019 are political ones. So, the service and devotion of the members are waited to keep the unity of the Indonesian nation.

On the other hand, MPR continues to hold the socialization of the Four Pillars of the MPR namely Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika to the public. Vice Chairman of MPR, Oesman Sapta on Monday (28/5) in Pontianak, Kalimantan West held a socialization of the importance of understanding the values ​​of the four pillars of nationality. This socialization reminds the public of the dangers of drugs. He reminded that the state of Indonesia is being undermined by foreign countries that want to seize the natural wealth and resources of Indonesia. They intervene through drugs.

Meanwhile, Prof. Azyumardi Azra from the State Islamic University of Jakarta, as quoted from proposed a national training for lecturers and teachers of Madrasah in Indonesia. The proposal is proposed to address the spread of radicalism through college and school in Indonesia. He said in Jakarta (25/5) said that radicalism entered through infiltration; one of them is through college. Therefore, to respond to radicalism must be done through national education for students and lecturers. According Prof. Azyumardi Azra, education and training for teachers should be implemented considering the true teachers never touch the training of nationality after officially became a teacher. It is different from the students who still get civic education.


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Today in History over RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia start from an event on on May 29, 1953 when Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the peak of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese sherpa, became the first people to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the Himalayas. They reached the top of the mountain as high as 8 thousand 850 meters on May 29, 1953. In the ascent, Edmund Hillary was assisted by 150 professional climbers plus 750 people who supported provisions with a Sherpa guide named Tenzing Norgay. After the success, Edmund Hillary concentrated on improving the living conditions of Nepalese, especially the Sherpas.

I’ll switch to the Heysel tragedy of May 29, 1985 that killed 32 Juventus F.C supporters.

The Heysel tragedy occurred on 29 May 1985 during a football match between Liverpool and Juventus in the Champions Cup, currently called the Champions League at the Heysel stadium in Brussels, Belgium. The incident became an opaque history of English football even though at that time, the English clubs were victorious. Because of this incident UK teams were banned from playing at the International level for 5 years. The tragedy started when  fans of each club mocked and harassed each other. Then suddenly, about an hour before kick-off, the Liverpool hooligans broke through the barrier into Juventus tifosi territory. Juventus supporters tried to stay away but then a tragedy occurred. The barrier wall in the sector collapsed because it could not hold the burden of people who kept trying to push and jump over the fence. Hundreds of people fell on the falling walls. As a result, as many as 39 people died and 600 more injured. Some Liverpool supporters were then sentenced to three years in jail for being perceived as the trigger for the violence.

I’ll end Today in History with May 29, 1996 when President Soeharto officially declared the National Elderly Day.

National Elderly Day in Indonesia is commemorated every May 29 as a form of awareness and respect for the elderly. According to Law No. 13/1998 on Elderly Welfare, the Elderly are persons who are 60 years of age and older. The National Elderly Day was officially declared by President Soeharto in Semarang on May 29, 1996 to honor the services of Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat who in his later years presided over the first trial of the Indonesian Preparatory Agency for the Preparation of Indonesian Independence (BPUPKI). As a manifestation of respect for the elderly, the Indonesian government established the National Commission for the Protection of Senior Citizens -Komnas Lansia, and drafted the National Plan of Action for the Elderly under the coordination of the office of the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare. Komnas Lansia was formed based on Presidential Decree No. 52/2004 and served as coordinator of efforts to improve the social welfare of the elderly in Indonesia.