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Press Release: Visit of the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy to Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2013

Mari Elka Pangestu and Mr. Masaaki Taira.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu visited Tokyo, Japan on 29th March 2013 and met with Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Shunichi Suzuki; and Parliamentary Vice Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan, Mr. Masaaki Taira. Tweet

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PRESS RELEASE: ITB Partner Country Indonesia Celebrates Opening with Prominent Cast: Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Yudhoyono of Indonesia

Indonesia Presents its Diversity for Trade and Consumer Visitors Berlin/Jakarta, 6th of March, 2013 – On 5th of March, 2013, President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono celebrated together with Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and reigning Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, as well as 4.500 guests of honor the opening of the ITB Berlin. During the official ceremony Indonesia presented itself as this year’s partner country of the world’s largest tourism fair. Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu said in her opening …

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PRESS RELEASE: Indonesian Fine Arts to Show Off at Venice Biennale 2013

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The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy endorses the participation of five Indonesian artists in the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale which took place in Venice, Italy, June to November 2013. The five artists taking part in the oldest and most prestigious contemporary fine art exhibition are Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, Sri Astari, and Titarubi. The 500 square meter Indonesia Pavilion located in the Arsenale will be the showcase for their best works. Tweet

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Deputy Minister Inaugurates Sasando Concert ‘From Ancient to Future’ [Photo]

Deputy Minister Sapta Nirwandar, accompanied by Governor of East Nusa Tenggara Frans Lebu Raya, Musicians Dwiki Darmawan, Regent of Rote Ndao and Head of East Nusa Tenggara Tourism Office, inaugurates the Sasando Concert themed “From Ancient to Future” at the El Tari Hall at Kupang, 13 November 2012. The concert presents collaboration between Sasando traditional instrument and Dwiki Darmawan modern music arrangement. (Center of Public Communication) Tweet

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It’s Party Time at Nusa Dua

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Nusa Dua Fiesta Returns to Nusa Dua Bali November 2-5, 2012 Adopting an Ocean-Caring Theme Tweet

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Announce: Indonesian Construction Conference & Exhibition 2012

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The annual event of “Konstruksi Indonesia 2012″ will be held on the November 29th – December 2nd, 2012 at Parkir Timur Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Tweet

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Coordinating Meeting for 2013 APEC Summit Preparation

26.08.2012
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Minister Mari Elka Pangestu is in charge of the Coordinating Meeting for 2013 APEC Summit Preparation at Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), 25 August 2012. Also attending the meeting are Director General for Tourism Destination Management Mr. Firmansyah Rahim, Director General for Art and Cultural Based – Creative Economy Mr. Ukus Kuswara, Badung Regent Mr. A.A. Gde Agung and officials, Chief Director of BTDC Mr. Ida Bagus Wirajaya, representatives of PT. Angkasa Pura I, Benoa – Nusa Dua toll construction executive, Dewa Ruci Underpass construction executive, board …

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Indonesian Festival in Teheran

15.07.2012

The interconnecting paths between the two nations has dated back long before the sovereignty of Indonesia. Srivijaya Empire, ruling the region of Indonesia and other South East Asian nations and beyond in the 7th century A.D. had known such link with Iran, known as Persia or Po-sse in a Chinese literature dated in 671 century. Malacca strait had been the commercial and maritime corridor for Persian and Chinese traders, leaving endless influences upon the many cultures in Sumatra, Java, even in the Mollucas isles. The two empires …

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News Archive February 2009

28.02.2009

04 February 2009 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Compassion & Solidarity 7 October – 11 October 2009 Ubud is in the throes of wet season. Our lives are marked by afternoon rains and morning flashes of sunshine. Tweet

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Feb 2009 Ubud is in the throes of wet season. Our lives are marked by afternoon rains and morning flashes of sunshine. Since the last festival, ceremonies and colourful processions have come and gone in between Christmas and New Year celebrations. This month, our books were blessed on Saraswati Day and our computers received offerings in homage to all things mechanical. Our little office is feeling rather sanctified. All good omens for the sixth festival that is looming on the far horizon. In the meantime the festival …

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