August, The Time For Go To Bali For Buleleng Festival

Buleleng Regency’s Culture and Tourism agency, currently have preparing the fourth Buleleng Festival which located at Singa Ambara Raja Monment, Singaraja City 2 August to 6 August 2016.

“We have completing to prepare involve all stakeholders including studios in Buleleng,” said the Head of Culture and Tourism Agency, I Nyoman Sutrisna at Singaraja City, Bali Tuesday 26 Juli 2016. He have said that Buleleng Festival 2016 will take topic about ‘Mastepiece of Buleleng’ which focus on Buleleng art which have gained many Achievement in national level to international level.
August, The Time For Go To Bali For Buleleng Festival
“Bullfest will crowded with mass Buleleng traditional dance and various art performance like Arja Dance Performance, Wayang Wong and others,” said Sutrisna. Buleleng Festival have commitment to show a tons of origin arts in North Bali which have acknowledge its extensions beside few modern art performance like band staging and theater art which have favored by people right now.

There also have said that his said will involve all art studios in this area. All the studio management have been involved since the beginning of this event, starting planning into the staging. Sutrisna have added that the festival have hoped to promote Buleleng as the main tour destination in Bali.

Talking about the budget, his side have claimed that receive fund injection from Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism to support this event since beginning. Beside from central government, there are also have fund from sponsor.

“The fund from Regional Budget Revenue and Expenditure is only contribute about 800 million rupiah. The less have come from Ministry and Sponsor. Totally the fund have exceed one billion rupiah,” said Sutrina.

This Is The Transportation Choice To Solo

Solo, the hometown from Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo have well known as one city with a lot of tourism destination can be visited by tourist. One of the destinations is Pasar Gede which a center of Solo traditional culinary can be enjoyed from morning to evening.

Like Yogyakarta, Solo have keraton (Indonesia Ancient Kingdom Palace) which can be visited. Around solo, Sukoharjo Regency exactly is the center of Solo traditional industri like karak crackers, rambak, shuttlecock, gamelan and alcohol.
This Is The Transportation Choice To Solo
All this tourism objects have be visited with starting trip into Solo. The choice of the public transportation to Solo is various like railways, bus, ship and airplane. If you come from Jakarta, the choice of transportation like bus, railways and airplane are available to choose. For the railways there have also categorize into economy class, business class and executive class.

From Gambir Station there are train like Argo Dwipangga, Bima, Gajayana and Argo Lawu are available to take you into Solo. If you start from Pasar Senen Station then there are train like Senja Utama Solo, Gaya Baru Malam, Bengawan, Jaka Tingkir and Krakatau.

The availability of the train from easi side of Solo like Surabaya Gubeng Station have available train like Mutiara Selatan, Argo Wilis, Sancaka Sore, Sancaka Pagi, Bima and Turangga. While from Malang Station, tourist can use Malioboro Ekspress, Gajayana, Bima and Malabar.

For the ticket like Argo Dwipangga, Bima, Gajayana and Argo Lawu is starting from 285 thousands rupiah to 535 thousands rupiah. Senja Utama Solo, Gaya Baru Malam, Jaka Tingkir, Krakatau and Bengawan starting from 74 thousands rupiah to 270 thousands rupiah. With the various railways, tourist can choose to drop in Solo Balapan Station or Purwosari. The distance from Solo Balapan Station to city center is about three kilometers.

If using airplane, you can choose the destination into Adisumarno Airport at Solo. There are a lot of airlines like Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air and Lion Air. The ticket for each airline have various depending on the flight category like Sriwijaya Air which categorize as LCC have ticket about 370 thousands rupiah when Garuda Indonesia which categorize as premium grade flight have ticket about 580 thousands rupiah.

The last choice is land transportation using bus. Solo have lane which get through by bus for direction to Nganjuk, Kediri, Madiun and Surabaya if taking south lane. From Jakarta, you can ride from terminal like Pulo Gadung Terminal, Pasar Minggu, Pinang Ranti and Kampung Rambutan. Various buses have available like Haryanto, Pahala Kencana and other buses which can ride to Solo.

The bus price have varied starting from 120 thousands rupiah for economy class. The executive class have price about 200 thousands rupiah. When you have used buses to Solo, you can drop down at Tirtonadi Terminal. From the terminal, we have paid for 25 thousands to reach Solo center city from Tirtonadi.

Indonesia Become Favorite Destination For Australian Tourists

Indonesia’s Ambassador for Australia, Nadjib Riphat Kesoema said that Indonesia have become one of most favorite destination for Australian Tourists right now, replace New Zealand.

“Various nature riches and beauty, culture and tourism facility have made Indonesia become attractions for Australian Tourist,” said Nadjib, Satuday 23 Juli 2016. Nadjib said that when attending promotion event which organized by Ministry of Tourism cooperating with Australia Embassy at Hotel Hyatt, Canberra.
Indonesia Become Favorite Destination For Australian Tourists
According to Nadjib beside helping to promote understanding between two countries and the best is the tourism sector can create jobs in Indonesia. Nadjib have added that he is very agree the similar event can be held in few Australia City like Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

The event is help tour operator in Australia to arrange the meeting with their partner in Indonesia directly. All this time, Indonesia embassy with Indonesia Representative in Australia have utilized few events which held by Indonesia Consulate General and following Australia tourism and social culture calendar either from Government or Australia Private Sector as their main priority to attract tourist.

Ambassador have ask the tourism company at Australia to have Australian to visit other destination at Indonesia beside Bali Island. According to Indonesia Embassy, almost 85 percents from 1,2 millions Australia tourist have visit Bali 2015.

Nadjob offer few alternate tourist destination at Indonesia such as Toraja, Toba Lake, Raja Ampat, Labuhan Bajo, Thousands Island, Borobudur Temple, Tanjung Kalayang, Bromo, Wakatobi and Morotai Island. Beside that, Deputy Director of International Marketing Ministry Of Tourism, Agustini Rahayu have explained that tourist visited Indonesia have increase this lately time.

She have noted in this May there are increase about 16,4 percents if compare to same period in 2014. Currently, Australia have become top 4 countries which contributor foreign tourist for Indonesia below Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Agustini have optimistic through “Wonderful Indonesia” campaign, the trends for Australia Tourist who visit Indonesia would increase and give big contribution into Indonesia 12 million foreign tourist target in end of 2016. Especially for Australia, Ministry of Tourism have hope there would be 1,4 million tourists will visit Indonesia at 2016.

To Far From Bali, Malang Tourism Want To Equal With Lombok

The Malang Regent, Rendra Kresna have revealed that he want to develop the tour destinations in the region he administer to be like Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, moreover the beach in Malang have beautiful as the beach at Bali and Lombok.

“We want to develop Malang Regency tourism sectors to be like Lombok which can become one of main destination for foreign tourist. We want to catch Bali but it feels difficult because Bali have known for years and have better tourism infrastructure than Malang. Malang itself have only known in last 10 years,” said Rendra at Malang Regent Office, East Java Sunday 24 Juli 2016.
To Far From Bali, Malang Tourism Want To Equal With Lombok
Moreover, Rendra continue that currently Malang have become one of 10 National Tourism Destinations. To realize that, Malang Regency Government have cooperate with Indonesia Tourism Development Coorporation and PT Intelegensia Grahatama.

According to Rendra, to become one of main tourism destinations, Malang Regency have good connectivity like the air transportation which supported with Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, land transportation with railways and sea transportation using Tanjung Perak Port at Surabaya which not to far from Malang.

Rendra have said the Grand Design from the Malang Tourism have been submit to five years Regional Mid Term Development Plan or known as RJPMD. For the starting poin, development of the tourism sector in Malang will be started from Singosari and continue to all area in regency’s area.

“Our wish, tourism in Malang can more advanced than Lombok especially North Lombok which have just finished by Indonesia Tourism Development Coorporation. We have very confident that Malang have potential to become beautiful and attracted destination to compete with other destination in Indonesia,” said Rendra.

At the south area, according to Rendra, Malang have a lot of beach with access from Java South Lane and International Airport which have build at Purboyo, Bantur District. When at east part, there are Bromo Tengger Semeru and supported with village tourism at Poncokusumo District and Tumpang.

“The tourism at Malang is not have any problem to develop. We have nature tourism, religious and history heritage. Our prediction if develope well, Malang would can complete with Lombok in next 10 years,” said Rendra.

Meanwhile, The Head of Culture and Tourism Agency of Malang Regency, Made Arya Wedanthara have said that there are few beach have been targeted to developed into tourism destination. “We have make study for those beaches. The study would cover the potential of the beach like conservation beach, mangrove development area and fish production area,” said Wedanthara.

“Regent want we have complete sea tourism. The obstacles is the part of the area are the area owned by Perhutani, so in order to develop the area we have coordinating with Perhutani. We have consulted with East Java Perhutani and they have support this plan,” said Wedanthara.

Lembah Baliem Festival Will Participate By 8 Countries This Year

This year is the 27th of Lembah Baliem Culture Festival will be held at Jayawijaya Regency, Papua Province. There are few event in this Lembah Baliem Culture Festival if compare to few years before.
Lembah Baliem Festival Will Participate By 8 Countries This Year
“There are 8 countries which we invite to become our guest in this year festival. All the 8 countries have represent 3 different continents,” said the Head of Event Management from 27th Lembah Baliem Culture Festival, Atika Paramita Friday 22 July 2016.

All the guest have come representing each embassy. Few your representative who have confirmed to come into the event are from Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Bosnia, Armenia, Hungary and India.

On the pre-opening night, the government of Jayawijaya Regency will be held a dinner gala to regale the honored guest with serve a various of Jayawijaya and National culinary. “On the opening of festival will be held colossal dance which involve about 300-400 from The combined battalions and Military District Commando. The planning is the dance will collaborate with one dancer from India. That dancer is one of guest from India Embassy,” said Atika.

Carrying the theme “Culture Heritage As Civilization Trail,”, the committee have decide to held the festival in two different place which is Walesi District and Wamena City. The attraction and culture competition will be held in Walesi District at 8 to 10 August 2016 and the next day 11 August 2016 will be held culture carnival in Wamena.

In the festival area, tourist can see and buy local products which produce and only can be found at Jayawijaya Regency. The product is starting from webbing bag which known as noken, red fruit to many handmade accessories.