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Visit "Old City" of Jakarta: Drawbridge Kota Intan

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Kota Intan Bridge was built in 1628 by VOC ; thereafter several name changes. The name of Engelse Brug  was given as the bridge connected the Dutch Fort and England Fort, located at Kali Besar (Great River). The bridge the was broken as a result of Banten and Mataram attacked Batavia Castle 1628 and 1629. It was rebuilt in 1630 by the Dutch and known as De Hoender Pasabrug (Chicken Market Bridge) because it was close to chicken market.
Kota Intan was the last name. It is assumed the name relates to its location which was close to one of Batavia Castle bastion Named Bastion Diamant (Intan-Diamant-Diamond). In 1938, the bridge was reconstructed to a drawbridge so the boats can pass and to prevent flooding which often happened. The shape and style was not changed but the name changed to Opshalbrug Juliana or Juliana Benhard. This drawbridge was only kind of remainder of that kind that the Dutch had ever built.

Watch Out 100 Wonderful Events in Indonesia

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Indonesia selected 100 of the approximately 3,000 local tourism events into the 100 Wonderful Events Indonesia 2018. The 100 Wonderful Events Indonesia 2018 comes from across the archipelago from the province of Aceh to Papua (Traveldetik,31 Desember 2017). Here are the 100 2018 tourist events:
Aceh
1. Aceh Culinary Festival
2. Aceh International Rapa'i Festival

Sumatera Utara
3. Festival Danau Toba
4. Ya'ahowu Nias Festival
5. Pekan Raya Sumatera Utara

Sumatera Barat
6. Tour de Singkarak
7. Festival Pagaruyung
8. Sawahlunto International Music Festival

Riau
9. Bakar Tongkang
10. Bono Surfing
11. Festival Pacu Jalur

Kepulauan Riau
12. Batam International Culture Carnival
13. Bintan Triathlon
14. Festival Pulau Penyengat
15. Festival bahari kepri
16. Tour de Bintan
17. Kenduri Seni Melayu

Jambi
18. Festival Kerinci
19. Festival Batanghari

Bangka Belitung
20. Bangka Cultural Wave Festival (coming home celebration)
21. Festival Tanjung Kelayang

Sumatera Selatan
22. Festival Sriwijaya
23. International Musi…

Tourism Sector of Indonesia Flourishes in 2018

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The event of Asian Games 2018 is almost over, yet foreign tourists are expected to keep coming in the near future to enjoy the beauty of natural wonder and the attraction of unique culture in Indonesia. Indeed, Indonesia has launched "Wonderful Indonesia" as a country brand in promoting tourism sector  to boost foreign tourist arrival.  The event is considered as a sport event tourism in order to augment the existing tourism sector program.


Indonesia sees the 2018 Asian Games as an opportunity to boost the number of foreign tourists visiting this year. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Asian Games are expected to bring in more than 150 thousand tourists consisting of 10 thousand athletes, 5,000 officials, 5, 000 media and 150 thousand spectators (Traveldetik, 5 Agustus 2018).
During 2018, in fact,the Ministry  has selected 100 of the approximately 3,000 local tourism events into the 100 Wonderful Events Indonesia 2018 which are packaged in a guidebook. …

MANADO FIESTA 2018 ( 31 August – 09 September)

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Enchanting Garut, The Switzerland Van Java.

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Discover The World Best Islands in Indonesia.

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It comes naturally that Indonesia is a wondelful archipelago country. Indonesia has long been called as "the Pearl of the Orient" as Indonesia is a make up of over 17,000 islands, big and small, stretching around 5000 km from Sabang Island in the northernmost of Sumatra Island on the west to Merauke in West Papua on the east, endowed with tropical weather and covered with tropical forest rich of endemic flora and fauna.
Most stunningly, the archipelago is also known as "a ring of fire along" with the most islands are dotted with so many volcanoes, active and dormant. Not to mention the wealth of marine environment, Indonesia also has among the longest beaches in the World and is part of  coral triangle as the global center of marine biodiversity.

No wonder Indonesia is truly the most wonderful cluster of Islands in the World.  "Wonderful Indonesia" is not mere a slogan or motto to entice touristers to come as three islands in Indonesia was crowned …

Indonesia Celebrates Its Indepence day on 17th August 2018.

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Indonesia, or the Republic of Indonesia, with around 252 million people, is the world's fourth country. Originally controlled by several Hindu and Buddhist, and later by Islamic kingdoms, the archipelago enticed European spice traders beginning in the 16th century. 
By the end of th19 century, the country still a colony of the Dutch Administration. Nationalism grew in the early 20th century, after the World War II marked by the unconditional surrender of Japanese to the Allies in the Southeast Asia and the vacuum of foreign powers, this country proclaimed its independence on Augustus 17, 1945.

The Declaration of Independence by Soekarno-Hatta on August 17, 1945.
The declaration of independence was read by Soekarno, accompanied by Hatta , later became the first President and Vice President, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56, Jakarta. It took Indonesians four years of diplomacy and armed struggle before their independence was formally granted by Queen Juliana of the Nether…