Administrative-customary villages synergy key to preserve culture

Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Abdul Halim Iskandar said harmony between administrative and customary villages is the key for the preservation of village cultural roots. The minister, popularly known as Gus Halim, pointed out the synergy between administrative and customary village administrations of Kutuh in Badung District, Bali, as a successful harmonization. “I see harmonious collaboration between the administrative village head and customary village head in Kutuh Village,” Halim stated during his visit to Kutuh Village on Sunday. Villages in Indonesia must learn from the success of Kutuh Village, he noted…

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Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2021 showroom for new culinary perspectives

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), has long been the city’s annual gastronomic extravaganza. This year, the festival is riding high on the city’s recovery, with an exciting month-long celebration in November that includes digital events as well as physical itineraries. This festival will serve as a bold reminder for foodies around the world that Hong Kong will continue to be at the top of the list of dining destinations in the post-COVID era. The disruptions caused by the pandemic have…

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2021 Human Rights Festival reflects government’s commitment: Official

Deputy V of the Presidential Staff Office Jaleswari Pramodhawardani affirmed that the 2021 Human Rights Festival is a form of the government’s commitment to realizing human rights-friendly districts and cities. She highlighted the Presidential Staff Office’s enthusiasm to become involved in the event, initiated by the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) and National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM). “In his speech commemorating International Human Rights Day 2020, President Jokowi once again lauded the initiative of the Human Rights Festival, which is actually a district or city festival,…

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Sustainable fashion is not trend but obligation: IFC

Sustainable fashion is not just an annual trend but an obligation that should be fulfilled by the fashion industry in Indonesia, National Chairman of the Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC) Ali Charisma stated. The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors of waste in the world, Charisma pointed out. Europe has applied the concept of sustainability in the last few years through its industry players and consumers, he highlighted. “Of course, the extent of sustainability can differ,” he noted during a webinar on Monday. Indonesia should participate in utilizing the…

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Visiting Asei Village, the home of bark craftsmen in Papua

One of the typical Papuan handicrafts made from bark that still relies heavily on traditional manufacturing techniques remains popular among visitors. ANTARA seized the opportunity to see firsthand the center of production of tree bark crafts in Papua, precisely in Asei Village, which is a tourist village as well as a home for the province’s bark craftsmen. It is located near Lake Sentani. ANTARA also traveled to see the daily activities of local people in Asei Village. Bark craft is one of the mainstay livelihoods in Asei Village. From an…

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Lake Sentani draws tourists on closing night of PON

Many tourists headed to Tungku Wiri Hill at Doyo Lama village, Waibhu district, Jayapura, on the closing night of Papua PON on Friday to take in the scenic views of Lake Sentani. “I was present at the PON Papua’s opening by the President at Lukas Enembe Stadium. But because I have to go home tomorrow, I chose this hill to be my last destination in Papua,” Retno Dwiyanti (41), who came to support the DKI Jakarta contingent, told Antara in Jayapura. Tungku Wiri is referred to by tourists as the “Teletubbies hill”…

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