Showing posts from April, 2016


Vice President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla officially opened the 18th Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (Inacraft 2016) at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, Wednesday (20/04/2016). In his speech, the Vice President wants handicrafts Indonesia is able to penetrate the international market. He alsopushed for a craft adjustment in accordance with market tastes.

The Exhibition ofhandicraftsand creative businesses The 18th Jakarta International HandicraftTrade Fair in 2016 is taking place from 20 to 24 April 2016and attended by more than 1,400 craft businessmen, producers and exporters of the 34 provinces in Indonesia.Besides, exhibitors from various countries, such as Singapore, Japan, Pakistan, Nepal and Syria also attended this spectacular exhibition.

This year, the theme is "From Smart Village to Global Market", and the icon was chosen to represent this year's event is West Sumatra.The ambiance of West Sumatra looks very thick in Inacraft this year, sta…

Visit National Park in Kepulauan Seribu, DKI Jakarta.

Kepulauan Seribuis a collection of hundreds of islands in the Jakarta Bay. Administratively, Kepulauan Seribu is a regency under DKI(Special Region) of Jakarta covering an area of totaling 7.005,76 km sq consisting of islands with a total area of 8,71 km sq and sea waters of 6,997 km sq. 

Inthe district, there is anational park called  Taman Nasional Kepulauan Seribu to conserve ecosystem of marine life in Kepulauan Seribu .As theareais mostly covered inwaterandthere are theconservation zone,it is not surprisingwhenthe development ofthe districtwith more emphasison the development ofmarine aquacultureandtourism.

Thousand Islands Marine National Park is a nature conservation area in the form of land and water covering an area of ​​107 489 hectares declared in 2002 by decree of the Minister of Forestry N0.6310 / Kpts-II / 2002. In the Thousand Islands Marine National Park are the natural resources in the form of a diversity of plants and animals and their ecosystems, unique and has…

Get To Know A Historic and Malay Cultural Heritage in Penyengat Island, Riau Islands, Indonesia.

Pulau Penyengat is a small island located approximately 2 km from Tanjungpinang, the capital city of Riau Islands province. The island measures2,000 meters long and 850 meters wide, is located approximately35 km from Batam Island. The islandcan be reached fromTanjungpinangusinga motorboat or better known as pompong which takes approximately 15 minutes.

The island has historical significance, dating back to the 18th Century, when it was established as a fort as part of the Sultanate of Johor-Riau by the Bugis. One can find many historic relics such as Masjid Raya Sultan Riau made from egg whites, the tombs of the kings, national heroes tomb of Raja Ali Haji, and the Office of the Palace complex in Bukit Kursi bastion. Since the date of October 19, 1995, Pulau Penyengat and palace complex on the island has been nominated to be one of UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

Masjid Raya Sultan Riau

This mosque was originally built by Sultan Mahmud in 1803. Then, the mosque was renovatedin the for…

Want to know Indonesia in a smart way? Visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII).

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, abbreviated as TMII, is a culture-based recreational site in East Jakarta. It covers an area of about 250 acres (1.0 km2). TMII lies at geographical coordinates of -6 ° 18'6.8'' L, 106° 53'47.2'' E.

As Indonesia in miniature park, TMII attempts at displaying  the culture of Indonesia from all provinces in separate pavilions depicting all aspect of daily life. Since every ethnic has different shape and style, even more than one type of traditional building reflecting respective environment and culture, TMII presents provincial pavilions to represent all ethnic groups in 33 provinces.

Provincial pavilion is built around a lake with a miniature of the Indonesian archipelago in the middle, thematically divided into six zones; Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua. Each pavilion featuring typical local building.Thus, the bulk of the facilities at TMII is made up of the provincial pavilions. 

Besides …

Jakarta Old Town Renovation Project Preserving The Past.

Kota Tua, Old Town, of Jakarta has been for a long ingored but since the era of Jakarta Baru [New Jakarta] under Pak Jokowi [Governor Joko Widodo] and Ahok [Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama], things are turning positively as they have great concerns about this heritage area and are truly committed to seeing it revitalized.
Under the administration of Jokowi and Ahok, the provincial government founded the Jakarta Endowment for Arts and Heritage (Jeforah) a non-profit consortium, which consists of two government-owned companies, nine private companies, artists, architects, historians and many other experts, in early 2014. 
The group’s members came together out of concern for the Old Town, vowing to carry out a revitalization project. Meanwhile, the city also established the Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation (Jotrc) to carry out the ambitious plans under Jeforah’s guidance and supervision.A large number of stakeholders have invested their time, effort, and funds …

The Extraordinary on Exhibition in Jakarta: Harry Darsono Musuem

Museum Harry Darsono

Museum, located at Jalan Cilandak Central No. 71, South Jakarta, is the exclusive property of Harry Darsono. He is well known as a fashion designer not only in Indonesia, but also beyond the border of the country. Museum was built since 1996 and filled with 4,616works,collectedby Harry for 30 years.
In the baroque design of the luxury homes, Harry showed off thousands of his collection. From clothes of queens from around the world, one of the letters belonged to Albert Einstein, the deskofrenowned author Ernest Hemingway, until the mask used for theater performances of  Phantom of theOpera.
The museum collections are not only just made up of high fashion clothing, but also silk painting, embroidery, costume jewelery and design stage to the interior. If you stepped inside, visitors can see a variety of collection belong to Harry. For example, the majority of stage costumes made of silk and contemporary classic style. The collection was never shown internatio…

Exploring Museums in Jakarta