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Launching of KEN 2024 at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta on Saturday (27/01/2024). (Photo: VOI/Dora)


Indonesia, which is home to overwhelming natural and cultural riches, has great potential in the tourism industry. The Indonesian government has set various strategic efforts to accelerate the tourism sector. It is also committed to encouraging sustainable tourism growth and providing benefits to the local communities.






Jakarta (VOI News) - A total of 66 students from 55 Senior High Schools, Vocational High Schools, Madrasah Aliyah (MA) from 27 provinces competed in the 2024 National German Language Olympiad on January 16 at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. Antje Nehls, Goethe-Institut Indonesien German Language Learning Expert Consultant, told Voice of Indonesia, Wednesday (17/01/2024) that the first and second winners will represent Indonesia to compete in the International German Language Olympiad in Germany next July.

"So this year in 2024, there will be an international German Language Olympics in Göttingen. The people who won rank 1 and 2, they will represent Indonesia this year in July in Germany competing with people from all over the world,” said Antje Nehls.

The National German Language Olympiad organized by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien in collaboration with the Indonesian German Language Teachers Association (IGBJI) is an annual national competition for German language learners aged 15-17 years. This year, the National German Olympiad which is entering its 17th edition, was held off-line for the first time after the previous three editions were held online due to the pandemic.

In the winner announcement ceremony at GoetheHaus Jakarta, Wednesday, Jan Kheiren Valentine Husnafsky from Ignatius Global School Palembang was named first winner, while Sebastian Dikko Daniswara from SMAN 3 Senior High School Yogyakarta was in the second place. Both of them will continue their struggle to compete in the International German Language Olympiad which will be held on 15-22 July 2024 in the city of Göttingen, Germany. Around 100 students from 50 countries are projected to compete for the title of the best German language learner. This grand international competition takes place every two years. (VOI/LIP/AHM/EDT)


Illustration of Indonesian tourist area. (Photo: Retrieved


The tourism sector is one of the pillars of the Indonesian economy and is a major foreign exchange contributor. The Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded that cumulatively, foreign tourist visits from January to September 2023 increased by 143.41 percent compared to the same period in 2022.


Jakarta (voinews) - The Dutch Embassy in Indonesia organized a reception of the King’s Day at Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The Dutch Ambassador Lambert Grijns invited a variety of guest such as Indonesian government officials, companies, NGO’s, journalists and the Dutch community to join this event. In his welcome speech, Ambassador Lambert Grijns said that Indonesia and the Netherlands are strong partners. He said the Netherlands is one of the largest European investors and trade partners to Indonesia and ASEAN.

“We are strong partners, we are one of the largest European investors and trade partners to Indonesia and to ASEAN, and we are the destination of more than 3000 students from ASEAN every year. We hope that Indonesia can be the Netherlands’ gateway to ASEAN, to help us elevate our friendship with ASEAN to an even stronger partnership,” said Ambassador Lambert.

The Dutch Ambassador Lambert Grijns also said in health sector, the Netherlands and Indonesia have a very close relationship. It is reflected for instance in another Dutch trade mission on health later this month to Jakarta and Surabaya, with quite a few Dutch companies very eager to invest in Indonesia.

The King's Day was actually celebrated every 27 April. In the Netherlands, this day is a public holiday. This year the date coincides with the Eid holiday in Indonesia, therefore King’s Day was celebrated on 3 May 2023. In addition, the celebrations also take place in Medan and Surabaya on May 5th and Bali on May 8th together with the Dutch honorary consulates. (VOI/AHM)