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Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar expressed optimism that Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion."I am optimistic that Indonesia will be the worlds Muslim fashion trendsetter by 2020," Sapta claimed here on Thursday.He affirmed that there is a high likelihood of Indonesi...
What promises to become a “must see” for Bali visitors premiered on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at thePuri Agung Soma Negare Pejengat a grand cultural evening hosted by the Regent of the Gianyar Regency, A.A. Gde Agung Bharata. Presented under the banner of“Cultural Wonders of the Royal Pejeng Performance”– selected guests were hosted to a dinner in the courtyard of the Pejeng Palace...
CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence unit, The Ascott Limited, has opened its first serviced residences in Hangzhou, China and Hamburg, Germany, the company said on Wednesday.It has also opened its second premier Ascott-branded serviced residence in Jakarta and secured a management contract for its second Ascott-branded serviced residence in Dubai which is slated toopen in 2017. CapitaLan...
Offering an outdoor pool, gym and a restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro is 2.3 km from Plaza Indonesia.It features a 24-hour fitness centre and elegant rooms with iPod docks. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas.Air-conditioned rooms in DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro are tastefully fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, electric kettle and a refrigerated minibar...
Indonesian and Australian scientists have confirmed that cave art found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is approximately 40,000 years old, pushing back the date of humanity’s oldest art by a couple of thousand years. The art, made from the ochre pigment, included hand-stencils and paintings of local animals, such as the pig-deer or babirusa. According to reports, “the paintings adorn the...
Bengkulu, which is dubbed "The Land of Rafflesia", is set to host an international symposium on Rafflesia and Amorphophallus flowers, the worlds rarest and largest flowers, in September 2015."Bengkulu has been chosen as the host city because the Bengkulu forest is home to Rafflesia and Amorphophallus flowers," researcher of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Sofi Mursidawati said in Beng...
The 27th Baba Nyonya Convention 2014will this year be hosted by Indonesia at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta to take place between28-30 November 2014.Taking the theme “ Many Destinies United as One“, the Convention is being held for the first time in Indonesia. Organizers have promised to make this into an unforgettable event with unique presentations. There will be an extravagant Gal...
Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali January – August 2014 were up 15.52% in comparison to the same period in 2013.Click Image to EnlargeAt the end of Q3 2014, a total of 2.43 million foreign visitors came to the Island, further confirmingbalidiscovery.com’s long-standing prediction that Bali will end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors.Growing in Double DigitsBali’s double-di...
The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in August this year reached 826,821 people, rising by 7.24 percent from 771,009 people in the same month in 2013, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed on Wednesday.The figure also represents a 6.38 percent rise from the 777,210 visitors recorded in July 2014.“Lombok International Airport recorded the biggest increase in numbers of fore...
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will start on October 1, 2014.Where to stay:589 Hotels in Ubud to choose from, including The Kayon Resort, Maya Ubud, and the Hanging Gardens of UbudFor more information on the festival: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/...
The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, along with the Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI), are enhancing promotional efforts to attract more visitors from the land of ginseng and kimchi, South Korea, as they look to boost the number of tourists by a third this year.The number of tourists from South Korea was expected to reach around 400,000 people this year, up from 300,000 last year, said BPPI c...
TheUgimba Tourism VillageintheIntan Jaya Regency,inthe province ofPapuahas just been designatedthe most ideal adventure gateway to conquer theCarstenz Pyramidpeak, Indonesia's highest, snow covered peak in the tropics.Theofficialestablishment of Ugimba as a touristvillage and the Carstensz Pyramid asone of Indonesia'sprime destinationswere recognized withthe signing of the...
The 100 year old historic ship Doulos Phos (Greek for Servant-Light) built in America in 1914, - only two years after the Titanic, - will now be permanently berthed at the reclaimed land off Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal at Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, in the Riau Archipelago Province. Not only will the ship find a permanent port of call here, she will also be converted into a land-b...
Directly on the stunning beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a luxurious property featuring a full spa and outdoor lagoon pool. A free two-way airport shuttle is provided. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the resort and in the rooms.The St. Regis Bali is a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 20-minute drive away, while vibrant Ku...
The St. Regis Bali Resort is joining St. Regis Hotels & Resorts around the globe to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Bloody Mary cocktail this October.Perfected 80 years ago at The King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York, the Red Snapper, or Bloody Mary as it has come to be known, has become one of the most popular drinks in cocktail culture and the foundation for brunch around the world.For...
The spectacular Lake Toba in North Sumatra will again be highlighted with festivities this year as the annual Lake Toba Festival is set to take place from 17th to 21st September. This year, Toba Samosir Regency has been chosen to host the event which is included in the national agenda.Lake Toba Festival is fully supported by the province of North Sumatra and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative E...
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