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08
October

KBRI THAILAND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kemlu.go.id

 

The Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok held a workshop along with the Indonesian people in Thailand, which was attended by approximately 80 Indonesian citizens on Sunday, ( 4/10). This activity is aimed at not only enhancing the relationship between the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok and the Indonesian people in Thailand, but also discussing relevant issues in a bid to foster Indonesian communities in Thailand. This is part of the sustainable efforts of the Indonesian Representative to empower the Indonesian Diaspora Network and the Indonesian Student Association in Thailand, to become national ambassadors, and to help further promote Indonesia in Thailand. This workshop was an opening of a series of activities carried out by the Indonesian Diaspora Network and the Indonesian Student Association in the fields of sports and cultural arts. The Chancellor for Ad Interim of the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Dicky Komar, at the opening of the event said that this activity was filled with discussions on issues regarding consular affairs, immigration, promotion of culture and education. The Indonesian people, both members of the Diaspora and the Association, seemed to enthusiastically participate in this activity which was the first direct interaction activity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thailand's situation has improved and the relaxation of mass gathering activities allows Indonesians to meet each other and have direct dialogue. Dicky Komar further said, the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok always supports every positive activity carried out by the Indonesian people in Thailand; one of which is through sports and cultural arts. Currently, the sports activities carried out by the Diaspora and the Association are soccer and volleyball training, and cultural arts is gamelan training. It is hoped that the sports and cultural arts training program to be carried out will be more diverse and the Diaspora and the Association can help the Indonesian Embassy in promoting Indonesian cultural arts to Thai community and the international community.

08
October

OMNIBUS LAW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FLICKERRIVER

 

 

 

The Job Creation Draft Bill was officially ratified as Law on Monday afternoon (5/10) after going through more than 7-month of discussion between the House of Representative and the government. Job Creation Law will make significant change for broadcasting and telecommunication sectors, including migration of TV broadcast from analog into digital.

This migration had been planned since 2009. However it is not realized until now because of lacking legal basis. It made Indonesia left far behind in digitalization of terrestrial TV systems. Some European countries since World Radiocommunication Conferences in 2007 had finished with the TV digitalization more than one decade ago. Meanwhile Asian countries such as Japan had finished in 2011 and South Korea in 2012. Thailand and Vietnam had begu the finishing of TV digitalization named Analog Switch-Off or ASO gradually in 2020. Malaysia and Singapore had done their ASO nationally in 2019.

Acceleration of TV digitalization is a big Indonesian development agenda that must be realized soon. There are some reasons. First is for public interest, TV digitalization aims to provide more efficient and optimal broadcast quality. Until now, people felt left behind because of broadcast quality that is not suitable for advanced technology. 

Referring to data from Nielsen, 69% of Indonesian people still watch TV through terrestrial or free-to-air systems by using analog technology. This is ironic since people have been using Smart TV but cannot enjoy digital broadcast. Secondly, from a value-added aspect of frequency arrangement, with digitalization acceleration, frequency can be rearranged and used for other services, mainly for public service and fast internet service.

Some countries had used the result of frequency spectrum efficiency resulting from TV broadcast digitalization to increase faster internet access. It is then hoped that business people and investors of the broadcasting sector would immediately build synergy to support the migration of analog TV into digital.

08
October

Deputy Minister of Environment and forestry Ministry - Alue Dohong                                                                          KLHK

The Indonesian Ministry of  Environment and Forestry ( KLHK)  holds a climate festival in Jakarta from  7 to 27 October  2020 virtually with the theme “Strengthening Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Actions during the Covid -19 pandemic. In the opening of the climate festival held virtually on Wednesday (07/10/20), Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry,  Alue Dohong stated that the climate festival is expected to accelerate the capability of people to adapt with  climate change in a bid to contribute to global temperature control.

“The Ministry hopes that this Climate Festival will provide a lot of  new innovations, either technologically or others in order to accelerate the government capability to adapt in mitigation of climate change in Indonesia  and to contribute in controlling global temperature in the world whose target is below 2 degrees” Deputy minister of environment and forestry said. 

Moreover, Deputy Minister Alue Dohong explained that the 2020 climate festival is held in a different situation that  makes the Ministry of Forestry Environment  adapt through technology by holding a virtual exhibition. At the festival, KLHK also launched a capacity building program for Indonesian negotiators in representing Indonesia in international environmental conventions such as the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or Conference of Parties (COP)//(NK/ Trans:AF

06
October

Traveling to Magetan Regency, East Java, Sarangan Lake is the main destination for tourists who visit there. Apart from Telaga Sarangan, Magetan now has a new tourism icon namely Genilangit tourism village. It is located under the slopes of Mount Lawu and takes 1 hour from Magetan. Free from hustle bustle of big city, this tourism village offers beautiful natural scenery. To enter the Genilangit village, you have to pay a ticket of Rp. 5,000.

During you stay in Genilangit village, you will see views of the slopes of Mount Lawu with pine trees on the hills. You can take a leisurely walk while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere. You can also stop by the tree house or sit on the bench that has been provided. Hammocks are also available if you want to be relaxed in the shade of the trees. Don't worry if it rains, because the manager of the site has provided several gazebos in the middle of the forest. Besides enjoying cool atmosphere of the mountains, you can also take pictures at various photo spots which have been available.

Many kinds of interesting photo spots at Genilangit tourism village such as flying swings, hanging bikes, miniature Eiffel towers, hobbit houses and wooden boats on the edge of a cliff. There are also a photo spot with giant butterfly wings and a photo spot in the middle of a large lotus flower. Some photo spots are chargeable, especially photo spots that require safety equipment. Apart from these photo spots, there is also main photo spot, namely the Japan Corner.  On the spot the visitors can rent kimonos for women, and samurai clothes for men. With supporting properties such as umbrellas and swords, you can take Japanese-style photos. At Genilangit, you can also find children's playgrounds, ATV games and flying fox. Another interesting thing, you will find Tirtosari Waterfall which is located about two kilometers from the entrance gate of the Park. You will be treated by views of green agricultural land before reaching this waterfall.  You can try the freshness of the water at Tirtosari Waterfall.