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.

Citilink Expand Its Business By Opening Route To Hongkong

Low cost carrier or known as LCC, Citilink Indonesia have show its readiness to start its business expansion to international level especially Asia region. The expansion have been marked with the opening route from Hongkong to Manado.
Citilink Expand Its Business By Opening Route To Hongkong
“We have seen the high enthusiasm of China tourists who like to visit destination at Indonesia. With this route, we hope there would be more foreign tourist would visit Indonesia especially from China,” said Commercial Director of Citilink Indonesia, Hans Nugroho at Manado.

Hans said that Manado is one of favorite destination from china tourist when visit Indonesia beside Bali and Raja Ampat. Due to that, Citilink want to offer easiness for the tourist by visiting Manado directly from Hongkong without need to transit into Jakarta or Surabaya.

According to Indonesia Ministry of Tourism data, there are recorded that foreign tourist which visiting Indonesia per May 2016 is totally 915.200 tourist and 12,61 percents or equal with 115.406 person is a tourists from China.

“Manado is famous for its diving destinations. The destination or spot have not only at Bunaken but also other place which can offer more exotic diving sport. I think this could become of of best opportunity for Indonesia to introduce the other destination in Indonesia beside Bali,” said Hans

This Is A Reason Getting A Photo At Trowulan Museum

Entering Trowulan Museum at Mojokerto, East Java, tourist will directly welcoming by announce board which prohibited tourist to get a photo. Not only that, at the entrance, visitor will reminder by officers to not get photo.
This Is A Reason Getting A Photo At Trowulan Museum
The regulations at Trowulan Museum related to photograph can be categorize very tight. But the regulation is made with special reason. “At here, tourists are prohibited to get photo especially museum collection. But for kids who at at school age can have it,” said Didi Hermawan, officer at Trowulan Museum. According to Didi the regulation have enacted to prevent bad intentions from irresponsible person.

“At here, there are fortunately never have any thievery the collection items like happen at other museums but to prevent this, we have apply the regulation to prohibited any photograph inside the museum,” said Didi. Beside prevent thievery, photograph prohibition is also prevent and duplication or imitation from collection item which majority is Majapahit kingdom heritage.

Special for school student, there are allowed to have photograph. “We believe our younger brother at sister who are student have photo the collection for education and science at school,” said Didi. Trowulan Museum can be said as the museum with most complete Majapahit heritage. The exhibition room have categorize into 7 category according to artifact material. Beside have high history value, the collection have also have high functional value and artistic value.

The ability from our ancestor of Majapahit Kingdom should be appraised as the example is Majapahit civil house. Didi explain that house could be have smaller size but in its function, Majapahit house have great function which the clay configuration as the house foundation can adjust with climate either dry climate of rain climate. “At dry seasons, it will drain air to make the house cold when rain season it will drain water to paddy field to prevent flood,” said Didi

7 Aceh’s Unique Food Which Can Be A Souvenirs

Holiday is very incomplete without buying souvenirs or food to take back home. Yes, a souvenirs or like in unique food from our home city or area we visited can become sweetener for our loved ones.

If you have take Aceh as your holidays destination then ensure that you have visiting souvenirs and gifts central to buy some gift. If you visiting that central, are you know what unique food you can take as souvenirs? The Head of Aceh Culture and Tourism Agency, Reza Pahlevi have sharing few recommendation culinary which very good to take home as souvenirs. There are recommendations.

  1. Timphan Cake
    Reza said that a unique cake from Aceh can’t missed to take back home. The name of the cake is Timphan Cake or Kue Timphan which made from glutinous rice flour which filled with plantain or pumpkin and covered by peel a banana leaf. “Generally, Timphan Cake is filled with jell. There are also have cake filled wit Durian but only few outlet have sell it. Timphan cake can stand for 3 days before it can’t be consumed. For buyer who have purchase in large amount and would spend long trip, buyer can asking the outlet for package the cake into box,” said Reza.

    If tourist want to buy Timphan cake, they can find it at coffee shop and traditional cake store at Banda Aceh. One of the place which sold Timphan cake is Solong Ule Kareng coffee shop, Banda Aceh. The price for the is various like jam, Durian and pumpink have sold with price about 2 thousands rupiah per pieces.

  2. Ayam Tangkap
    Gift in cake could be very mainstream for many people. If you like to have something which out of the box, then should try for Ayam Tangkap. Reza have said that, Ayam Tangkap is a chicken culinary which the chicken is fried. Before fried, the chicken have marinated with spice, chicken curry and Pandan leaves. Reza have described that the taste from this dish is crispy and savory because the process of marination.

    “Ayam Tangkap have been in package. The seller have located at Teungku Imim Leung Bata Road, Lamseupeung, Baiturrahman, Banda Aceh. For the store name is Aceh Rayeuk Restaurant and each package for this dish is 60 thousands rupiah,” said Reza.

  3. Adee Meureudu Cake
    One of food recommended to bring home is Adee Meureudu Cake. Reza said that the cake is very popular at Meureudu, Pidie Jaya Regency but have been sold in package in Aceh. “The ingredients from wheat flour and cassava or yam. The cake is Malayan cake so there are crispy which from the fried onions,” explain Reza.

    Tourist can find Ade Meureudu cake at souvenirs central at Banda Aceh – Lhoknga Road, Lampisang Village, Lhoknga District, Aceh Besar Regency. Beside that, toursit is also can find this cake at Lambaro, Aceh Besar. The price for the cae is about 16 thousands to 17 thousands rupiah per package.

  4. Aceh Jerked Meat
    Aceh Jerked Meat can become the choice for tasted together when your city after visiting Aceh for holiday. Reza explain that Jerked Meat is made from beef which sliced thinly, dried and mixed with traditional spice.

    Aceh Jerked Meat can be found at meat shop which located at Cik Di Tiro Road, Banda Aceh or at Aceh market at Peunayong. Tourist can bring this home which have packaged into box.

  5. Aceh Coffee
    There isn’t valid if you have visiting Aceh without trying its Aceh Coffee. Tourist who ever taste the coffee would know the taste from this commodity. Many tourist have bring this Gayo Aceh Coffee as souvenris.

    Reza have said that the place for buying the Aceh Coffee have spread in many location. The most famous is Ulee Kareng which located at Lamreung number 2, Banda Aceh. Beside that Aceh Gayo Coffee is also can be founded at other souvenirs central along Lamreung Road and around Banda Aceh.

  6. Bakpia Aceh
    Bakpai have become traditional food for many Asian countries especially Indonesia. Aceh have also its unique own Bakpia. The most unique from Bakpia Aceh is tourist can buy directly from its factory for buy this souvenirs.

    “The factory is located at Pantai Kasih area, Sabang. The Price is about 13 thousands rupiah. The bakpia can last for about a weeks,” said reza. If you don’t have planning to travel to Sabang, then you can find it at Banda Aceh. Tourist can go to the grocery store at Great Baithurrahman Mosque.

  7. Boi Cake
    Boi Cake is a fish cake which form like fish. Reza said that, Bhoi Cake can be found in almost Aceh Territory and have marketed widely at Lampisang, Peukan Bada and Aceh Besar. “This Aceh cake is similar with traditional from Malay. The print have use fish. Generally it is used for give for bride family in marriage,” said Reza.

    If you want to buy Bhoi Cake, the price is only 8 thousands rupiah in plastic bag. The price varies depending on the cake inside the bag.