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The tragedy of Bubad War that ended in tragic death of Princess Dyah Pitaloka, Princess of Sunda Kingdom, became a grand closing that moved the Auditorium Audience of Kyungsung University, Busan, November 4, 2017. The song Bubui Bulan sung by the Princess before performing Belapati, the death of King Linggabuana's father by jabbing his dagger, inevitably made the audience participate in the veil of deep sorrow, and seemed to share the pain felt by the princess.
"The story is very interesting, I can feel the pain that was pictured. Besides, I also really enjoy the various dances that were performed. Everything was colourful, everything was beautiful. I became more aware that cultures are really diverse, even since ancient time" said Seunghack, one of the South Korean audience who were willing to queue to be on the front row.
The dance drama "Belapati, Ambisi Berbahaya" was initiated by the Indonesian Student Association at Kyungsung University seven months ago. The annual event titled "Knock Knock Indonesia" is the biggest performance of foreign students at Kyungsung university. After a vacuum year in 2016, he added again the event provides educational entertainment to Korean society including university academics and professors where they study. No less than 400 people, including deans and professors of Kyungsung University, took part in the 90-minute event.
For seven full months of students who joined in the process of training beside their studies. A grand presentation consisting of elements of Indonesian traditional drama, dance was present on that night. The story that was extracted from the Pararaton set in history of 1279 Saka was performed by 93 Indonesian students of the Indonesian student association. They were divided into various divisions such as dance divisions, music divisions etc. who scheduled their exercises separately according to their free time.
"Knock, Knock, Indonesia" was first established in 2012. Previously, they held annual performances such as dance and opera, themed with various legends or folklore such as Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih. As the activity was shut down in 2016, this year Knock Knock Indonesia came back with a renewed and refreshed concept of the previous one, that is based on the history of Indonesian archipelago.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to South Korea Umar Hadi who fully supported this activity also affirmed that students are the pioneer of the promotion of Indonesian culture. Alongside their studies, Indonesian students proved to be the main mouthpiece of Indonesian art and culture in South Korea.
The Indonesian Student Association at Kyungsung University consists of 94 students. This figure is the largest number of foreign students from one country in the university. Dr. Taioun Kim, Dean for External Cooperation Affairs professed that Indonesian students are top students at Kyungsung university because of their commitment and dedication to the various courses taken. Therefore, Knock Knock Indonesia gained the full support from the university.
In addition to the purpose entertaining, this kind of activity can bridge the foreign cultural knowledge for the Korean community with other communities who are currently pursuing their education in the university. Evidently, just as the performances in previous years, Knock, Knock, Indonesia was able to gain appreciation and positive response, not only from Indonesian people living in Korea, but also Korean and general society there.
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Yesterday afternoon, Ambassador Umar Hadi presented "Ambassador Award" to the two CEOs of Korean companies. Both CEOs were appreciated for giving appropriate rights to Indonesian workers. This is one way of how Indonesian Embassy protects its citizens.
The event that was held on Sunday afternoon (27/8) is the Embassy's annual event started last year, however this year event is more special. The CEOs do not only must fulfill the rights of the Indonesian workers, but there should not be any death case in the company also.
The awardees of 2017 Ambassador Award are Kim Moon-go (Senyeong Precise Engineering Co.) and Seo Bo-sung (Daewon GSI Co.). The first company has 11 Indonesian workers and produces gas stove and household appliances. The second company has 12 Indonesian workers focused in producing rice grinding machine. Since 2004/2005 the company only hires Indonesian workers.
"To be honest, until now I never have any thought to hire non-Indonesian workers. They are warm-hearted, diligent and hard workers," said Kim Moon-go. "For me, I want to give them maximum facilities, so they can carry out their belief," said Seo Bo-sung on the stage.
Ambassador Umar Hadi underlined the importance of Ambassador Award because it can motivate other companies to do the same thing for 36.000 Indonesian workers currently working in Korea. Both CEOs has been selected through a tight selection done by a special team consists of Indonesian community organizations and Indonesian Embassy.
"On behalf of Indonesian Government, I would like to extend my gratitude and high appreciation to the CEOs. You have treated Indonesian workers so well. You are the inspirations for other CEOs. Other than award, I am pleased to provide both of you free ticket for your holiday in Indonesia," said the Ambassador followed by the applause of 200 guests attending the event in Wisma Duta, Indonesian Embassy.
On the other hand, Ambassador Umar Hadi is concerned for the tragedy that happened to Indonesian workers on the last two years. He said basically the safety of Indonesian workers in South Korea is relatively good, however it needs to be improved for their welfare. It is not about the number, but it is all about the prevention.
"Therefore, today I declare as the starting of the work safety and healthy campaign day. The Indonesian Embassy will do a systematic approach to the companies, Korean Government and also Indonesian workers. The target is no more victim. Indonesia workers have to be succeed in Korea and succeed as entrepreneurs when they go back to Indonesia," said the Ambassador.
According to the Coordinator of Information, Social, Culture and Public Diplomacy Affairs, M. Aji Surya, The Ambassador Awards 2017 are also awarded to 3 Indonesian citizens/workers. Hajat Febrianto is awarded as a Model Indonesian Worker, Suwardi is awarded as Diaspora dedicated for culture and the unity of Indonesian citizens in Korea, meanwhile Eko Darmiyanti is awarded as Diaspora dedicated for Indonesian workers in Korea. Each of the them received the Ambassador Award from the Embassy and 2 million won from BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia) and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (Indonesia Employees Social Security System).
The selection of those 3 (three) Indonesian citizens was based on some criteria decided by Indonesian citizens representative in Korea. All the awardees are considered as the role models for other Indonesian workers and citizens.
"I wish all Indonesian workers always focus on the safety at work place. Do not forget to use helmet and other safety equipments," said Hajat. "I would also urge all Indonesian citizens in Korea to help each other to ease our the burden," saif Suwardi.
At the awarding night, which was attended by Former Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Hasan Wirajuda, there was also the signing ceremony for the empowerment of Indonesian Workers project by Indonesian Embassy and BNI. Indonesian Embassy was represented by Coordinator of Protocol and Consular Affairs, Mr. Fuad Adriansyah, while BNI was represented by Managing Director of Institutional Relations, Mrs. Adi Sulistyowati.
Moreover, BNI also gives scholarships for 5 Indonesian workers who studies at the open University in South Korea for their great achievement and diligence.
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PT Dong-Jin Textile Indonesia, a foreign capital company from Korea, will start producing textile for sneakers in Karawang, West Java, on 2019. Planning to invest around Rp. 330 billion, the company next year will start the construction of the factory in the Karawang Industrial Complex.
The statement was delivered directly by the CEO of Dong-Jing Textile Co., LTD, Choi Woo-chui, during the visit of Ambassador Umar Hadi to his office in Busan on Wednesday (23/8). The Ambassador and Choi discusses the development method of his venture in Indonesia.
H.E. Umar Hadi expressed his interest saying that the investment in South Korea not only absorb a lot of work force but also has a role as an import substitute which at once increase the export comodities.
"Indonesian Embassy will help to connect the companies with education institutes such as vocational school and Institute of Textile in Indonesia, so they can recruit skilled employee," said Ambassador Umar Hadi.
The CEO of DOng-jin explained that his factory in Karawang will become the fourt built outside of Korea. The other factories has been built and is in production in Vietnam. The product from Dong-jin is syntetic textile for sneakers and mainly become the supply for famous brand such as Nike and Adidas.
The factory built in Karawang will applied the standard technology similar to those in South Korea, including for the waste treatment. So, it will be safe for the environment.
During the visit to Dong-jin Factory, Ambassador Umar Hadi was introduced to 8 Indonesian workers who are working in the factory. Imam (27) from Ngawi, Central Java, who has worked there for about 2 years, said that even though the job is tough, he is glad that the salary is acceptable. Moreover he canstay in a dorm near the factory and get 3 times meals. "We don't have any complain," he said to Ambassador Umar Hadi.
Ambassador Umar Hadi wished Imam and other Indonesia workers to stay healthy and keep the discipline for safety. "After completing the contact, you have to go back to your hometown with more exprerience and savings, so you can open your own business" said the Ambassador.
Currently, there are about 2000 Korean companies doing business in Indonesia. And at the same time, 36.000 Indonesian workers working in various companies in South Korea.
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After having success with the gamelan class which opened to the public on May 13, 2017, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Seoul (KBRI Seoul) is set to open a special Javanese gamelan class for South Koreans.
This new program is introduced by Education, Social Culture, and Public Diplomacy Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Seoul after learning the growing interest of South Korean youths towards Indonesia. Starting in the middle of next month, some of the participants are expected to start the practice of playing gamelan music.
"There are a lot of South Korean youth who have received scholarships in Indonesia and taking Indonesian Language program at various universities in Korea. They are all thirsty to learn more about Indonesian culture," said Ambassador Umar Hadi.
Based on Indonesia Embassy's records, since 2009 there have been at least 196 Korean youth who have received Indonesian language and culture education through Dharmasiswa scholarship. They are scattered all over the country.
According to Sugianto, the coach of gamelan at KBRI Seoul, there are already 5 Koreans who apply for the gamelan courses. One among them is a professor and lecturer of traditional Korean music at Chonnam National University. The Embassy hopes that the first phase will be followed by 15 Korean participants. As the course progress forward, participants will also learn to collaborate gamelan with modern music.
Given the large number of Koreans who are interested in Indonesian culture, the Embassy will intensify gamelan courses and discussions about Indonesian culture. The Embassy also hope to work together with the local government in Indonesia to introduce Indonesian Culture.
Since the arrival of the gamelan coach from Indonesia six months ago, the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul has conducted regular gamelan exercises with Indonesian citizen in Korea. They have even appeared several times on the official event of Government of the Republic of Korea.
Ambassador Umar Hadi has given a name for the gamelan group at the Embassy with the name "Laras GARIS". The word "Larasl" has the meaning of the tone or sound of music, while the word "GARIS" stands for "Gamelan KBRI Seoul". Thus, the name of Laras GARIS group is an interpretation of the beautiful tones of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Seoul. ()
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The public service has become the commitment of the IndonesianGovernment. Hence, the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul is trying to improve its service by assigning an Immigration Attaché.
In the inauguration ceremony of the Immigration Attaché, Mr. Sugito at the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul on 31July 2017, Indonesian Ambassador Umar Hadi emphasized the importance of citizen protection and service by compiling an accurate database of Indonesian citizens. Thus, the services and policies can be in line with the target and avoid inefficiency.
"Out of approximately 40,000 Indonesian Citizens in South Korea, 36,000 are workers with their education levels starting from junior high schools to undergraduates, and scattered almost evenly across South Korea.Thus, it needs to establish an appropriate system of services and facilities respecting to the conditions of Indonesian citizens in South Korea,"he said.
The existence of Immigration Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul also will be the initial step of enforcing the Immigration Managementand Information System (SIMKIM), as it is also applied in someIndonesian representatives abroad. SIMKIM is a systemwhich is built to improve the service and quality of travel documents so that it becomes more secure and in accordance with the international standards. A good quality of travel document will give assurance forthe passport holders in traveling abroad.
It is realized that the implementation of SIMKIM will cause changes in procedures, time and quality of work compared to the procedures previouslypracticed. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out the socialization and information dissemination to Indonesian citizens in South Korea about the benefits and significance of SIMKIM as an effort to improve the citizen service and protection.
"Bymaking a comprehensive planning and collaborating with all parties, challenges and problems can be resolved," added the Ambassador.
Since 2014, the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul has implemented an online system for passport extension and visa application. In addition, since last year the applicationfor citizen protection has beenintroduced which is called M KBRI Seoul. Both services have been provenfor giving good quality of services with a public satisfaction level above 80 percent.
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Nasi Goreng Jawa and Sate Maranggi represented the Indonesian culinary to be served in the ASEAN Culinary Festival (1/6-4/6), held in COEX, Seoul. The ASEAN Culinary Festival organized by ASEAN-Korea Center (AKC) to offer people a chance to try the traditional food cooked by professional chefs from 10 ASEAN countries including Indonesia.
The chefs and the organizer aimed to bring out the distinct “traditional” flavors of each country.
“There are ways to make the dishes more modern, but we made them as traditional as possible, because we wanted to show what’s most common first,” said Chef Budi Kurniawan who cooked for the Indonesian booth. “We wanted to show people the taste that’s commonly available not only at restaurants, but also on the street.”
Sate Maranggi and Nasi Goreng Jawa received a lot of attention and praise from the visitors. The food lovers were curious about Sate Maranggi for its distinctiveness with other sate, or how to make Nasi Goreng Jawa. Some visitors even wanted to buy more Sate Maranggi despite the free-coupon to taste the food.
To offer more to the culinary event, the festival also offered coffee and tea made with beans and leaves from 10 different countries. The “Barista Show” demonstrated how to make coffee while explaining each country’s unique variations of the drink.
Indonesia specially sent Gayo coffee for this event. According to Hwang Ho-rim, a coffee expert who roasted beans and prepared coffee for the event, the Gayo coffee of Indonesia had a good balance of sweet and sour flavor. “Each country has its own characteristics and this is a good chance to compare different flavorsin the same place,” said Hwang.
“Everybody can search and you can find all kinds of information, but you can’t google taste,” said William Wongso, an Indonesian culinary expert who was among the VIPs in the opening ceremony held in Friday (2/6). “Food is easier to share than any other cultural item, and it can lead people to have a better understanding of other things, like economy,” he said, because food is an everyday item.
The event is an extension of the culinary festival the AKC hosted last year. This year’s event is more meaningful as ASEAN is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. The ASEAN has designated this year as Visit Asean Year and has been working attract more visitors to its countries.
“Food has become one of the strongest attractions for tourism, and ASEAN food will inspire Koreans to travel to ASEAN, a region which is simply put, a food heaven,” said Secretary-General Kim Young-sun of the ASEAN-Korean Centre.
This ASEAN Culinary Festival took place in 1-4 June 2017 in COEX, Seoul. This festival was as part of the 32nd Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA). For four days, the Festival gathered more than 4 thousands visitors at the KOTFA.
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DALAM RANGKA PEMILIHAN PRESIDEN REPUBLIK KOREA, KBRI SEOUL TERMASUK LAYANAN KONSULER AKAN TUTUP PADA TANGGAL 09 MEI 2017. DAN AKAN DIBUKA KEMBALI SEPERTI BIASA PADA TANGGAL 10 MEI 2017
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ON THE OCCASION OF KOREAN PRESIDENT ELLECTION, IT IS NOTIFIED FOR INFORMATION OF ALL CONCERNED THAT THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN SEOUL INCLUDING CONSULAR SERVICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 09, 2017. IT WILL RE-OPEN ON MAY 10, 2017.
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Indonesian Ambassador John A Prasetio met Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-seat the Office of Ministerto conclude his ambassadorship on Thursday (1/26).The meeting has taken place in a very warm environment.
Minister Yun acknowledged that during the state visit of President Jokowi, Indonesia and ROK have agreed on many areas of cooperation that strengthen bilateral relations. “This great achievement will only possible with the support of Ambassador John A. Prasetio”, said Minister Yun.
On the other hand, Ambassador Prasetio conveyed gratitude and appreciation for the strong support and cooperation of ROK Government. These enable cooperation between two countries develop and progress in various sectors.
Minister Yun noted that Indonesia is very good friend of Korea. There are many cooperation at bilateral, regional and global fora. Minister Yun sees the relations of Indonesia and ROK today as “the most close cooperation, particularly during the Nuclear test and other provocation of North Korea, Indonesia has expressed strong condemnation on this.”
Ambassador John and Minister Yun noted that a number of Korea companies actively expand their investment in Indonesia such as POSCO, LG, Lotte Chemical, Hankook Tire, etc. Meanwhile, Shinhan Bank will launch its business in Indonesia on 6 February this year.
Minister Yun noted the successful visit of the Speaker of National Assembly to Indonesia recently. Furthermore, Indonesia and Korea will have Strategic Dialogue in Indonesia on 6-7 February at Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs level. On 13 March MOTIE Minister will visit Jakarta and have bilateral meeting with his counterpart.
Ambassador Prasetio will complete his four and a half-year tenure in Korea and will return to Indonesia at the end of January.He said he would “take it easy for a while,” before returning to the private sector. Before Korea, Ambassador Prasetio was the chairman of CBA Consulting Group and a board member of Bank Permata as well as an advisory panel member of Procter and Gamble Indonesia, Crowe Horwath Indonesia and Mitsui Indonesia. (*)
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South Korea and Indonesia agreed to start the project of processing waste to energy in the laystall ofBantar Gebang in Bekasi. Their agreement waselaborated in the MoU on Waste to Energy Project that was signedon Friday (9/12) in the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul.
The MoU was signed by South Korean consortium and PT NW Abadi, a domestic company concessionaire of waste-to-energy in Bekasi, West Java, and witnessed by the Deputy Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Cecep Herawan.
The four parties to sign this MoU were Jun Young Sam (Executive Director of Capital Market Division KDB), Hyun Moon Sik (Chairman of KORBI), Jun Young Doo (Vice President of Environment Division GS E & C), and Teddy Sujarwanto (Managing Director of PT NW Eternal).
Both parties agreed that the South Korean consortium would be responsible for financing facilities, project management and construction. Meanwhile, PT NW Abadi would be responsible forthe integration system and waste-to-energy technology (WTE).
The construction ofWTE facilities in Bekasi, West Java, would be started in February 2017. With the planned total investment of US $ 120 million, this project is going to be the first facility to process waste-to-energy in Indonesia with the capacity to generate34.6 MW of energy.
The potential of garbage yielded in Indonesia reached 184,000 tons per day (2015). The garbage from Bekasi alone was 1,500 ton per day, in addition to the 7,000 tons ofgarbage from Jakarta that wasdumped in Bekasi (Bantar Gebang laystall) each day. In totalthere was approximately 8,500 tons of garbage piled up in Bekasi every day.
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WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 23, 2016 UNTIL JANUARY 02, 2017 . WE WILL REOPEN ON JANUARY 03, 2017. PAYMENT FOR ALL CONSULAR SERVICE FEE MUST BE PAID THE LATEST ON DECEMBER 22, 2016.
*For visa pickup only and pickup another consular service that has been submitted before, Indonesian Embassy remain open until December 30, 2016 from 9 am to 12.30 pm.
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Two Indonesian designers, SOE Jakarta and I.K.Y.K showed up very confidentin the FashionKode, Seoul, South Korea. They offeredthe outfits which have nuances of Indonesianethniccombined with modern style to Korean young people.
The fashion show was held right at midday of Thursday (20/10/2016) and attended by 200s Korean youth people. Near the fall with the temperature below 15 degrees celsius, 30 outfits of those two Indonesia designers were exhibited. And the works of SOE Jakarta and I.K.Y.K drew applause from the entire audience.
"Charming, elegant and fit," said a spectator who is a student of a leading university in Seoul, South Korea. "There isa nuance of innovation bite."
Designer of I.K.Y.K (I Know You Know), Anandia Marina Putri Harahap have admitted that she was trying to enter the Korean market which was already crowded. She was quite confident that her works would be acceptedbyKorean marketas long as she could materialize in detailwhat the consumers wanted. Therefore, this woman in hijab always combined the side of conventional and modernity that Korean people understood. In addition, she also created loose, covered and comfortable outfit. "I proved that decent clothes are saleable," she said.
Monique Soeriaatmadja of SOE Jakarta fashion house was featuring the design with elements of tradition and ethnic of Nusantara. Herworks were manuallymade bycraftsmen who understood her ideas. Some were made in Central Java and some in Eastern Indonesia. She expected the userscouldsense themix-flavors of tradition and modern.
The participation ofI.K.Y.K and Soe Jakarta in Fashion Kode 2016 wasinitiated by Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) and as a part of cultural exchange mission between Indonesia and Korea. "We choose I.K.Y.K and Soe because their products match with the character of the prospective buyer," said Ai Sharif, representative of Jakarta Fashion Week.
Charge d'Affaires Ad Interim, Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Cecep Herawan, appreciated the appearance of two Indonesia designers at the Fashion Kode. He said that itshowed that the Indonesian designers were innovative, confident and couragous. "Competing in Korea is not easy. But it's also not impossible, especially for those who obviously have the guts and innovation," he concluded.
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GEOJE Island, South Korea, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, launched a 1,400-ton diesel submarine on Monday for the Indonesian navy, a company official said.
The submarine is the second of the three submarines being built under a 2011 deal worth US$1.1 billion. In March, the shipbuilder had a launching ceremony for the first submarine, said Yoon Yo-han, a spokesman for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering held a ceremony for the second submarine at its shipyard in Geoje Island, close to the country's southeastern port city of Busan, he said.
About 60 people participated in the ceremony, including company and Indonesian officials.
The shipbuilder is set to deliver the first and second submarines to Indonesia in March and October next year, respectively. The third submarine is scheduled to be delivered to the Southeast Asian country in 2018, Yoon said.
The submarines, a modified version of the Chang Bogo class currently in service in the South Korean Navy, can travel 18,520 kilometers without a port call, twice the distance from Busan to Los Angeles.
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The Indonesian Mask Dance 'Gundala-gundala Bondres' enlivened the ASEAN Gala Show in Gwangju (1/10) and Andong (2-3/10), Republic of Korea.
Represented by Phil Karo Studio Arts Partitur, Indonesia featured a contemporary mask dance which is a fusion of Bondres (Bali) and Gundala-gundala (Batak Karo). The fusion of two cultures potrayed in the dance symbolizes the unity in diversity (Bhineka Tunggal Ika).
Indonesian performace got a round of applause from about 250 spectators in Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju. While more than 1000 people crowded the Mask Dance Theater, venue of the ASEAN Gala Show in Andong.
Together with other groups from nine ASEAN countries, Indonesia performed at the ASEAN Gala Show in 1 to 3 October 2016 for both cities. ASEAN Gala Performance is a series of activities of 2016 ASEAN Culture and Tourism Fair which featured dances of ASEAN countries. Organized by the ASEAN - Korea Center, this event is held to welcome the ASEAN - Korean Exchange Year 2017.
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The government of the Republic of Indonesia is fully committed to promote its tourism to international markets including Korea. Not only for the general tourism, Wonderful Indonesia is also focusing on selling its nichemarket potentials including cruise. One of many actions to realize the commitment is that the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia is going promote Wonderful Indonesia cruise tourism in Seoul and Daejeon, South Korea, on 18th and 19th of July 2016.
Indonesia is a country with big potential for maritime tourism including the cruise tourism. Two-thirds of Indonesia’s area are covered by the sea with a coastline spans 54,716 km which is second longest after Canada. Situated between two continents with a tropical climate, Indonesia’s seas have characteristrics suitable for cruise tourism: no storm and winter. Indonesia is also blessed with abundant flora and fauna across the archipelago. Raja Ampat in the eastern part of Indonesia has 970 species of fish and 450 coral (all area in the Carribean combined only have 70 species). Then there is Rinca Island which is home to Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard which can only be found in Indonesia.
Indonesian water is sailed by big cruise companies ships of Holland American Line, Azamara Club and Costa Cruise. This year, there have been 301 calls (cruise ships’ visits) and 240,210 confirmed passengers. Tanjung Benoa in Bali still becomes the main destination for cruise with a percentage share of 37%, followed by Nusa Tenggara (25%), and Java (21%). Benoa is still becoming a favourite because the port can facilitate turn-around call (starting and finishing point).
The Government of Indonesia is committed to develop its maritime potential. Several regulations such as port fee for passenger ship is under consideration. Previously the government has issued regulations to promote cruise tourism development such as, the waiving of cabotage rules so that foreign cruise ships can embark or disembark its passenger in Indonesian territory (port of Tanjung Perak, Tanjung Priok, Bali, Belawan and Makassar), simplification of CIQP, simplification of sail permit from one month to one day, marina development plan in seven locations of Saumlaki, Ambon, Kupang, Tarakan, Labuan Bajo, Tanjung Pandan and Belitung. (Press Release: Kemenpar RI)
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ON THE OCCASION OF EIDUL-FITR 1437 H/2016, IT IS NOTIFIED FOR
INFORMATION OF ALL CONCERNED THAT CONSULAR SERVICE OF THE INDONESIAN
EMBASSY IN SEOUL WILL BE CLOSED FROM JULY 4TH 2016
TO JULY 10TH 2016. IT WILL RE-OPEN ON JULY 11TH 2016.
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Besides promoting general tourism, the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia is trying to promote its nichemarket tourism to Korea. Wonderful Indonesia’s diving tourism will be promoted to the cities of Seoul on April 28th and Gwangju on April 29th.
With a coastline spans of almost 100,000 kilometers and thousand of islands, Indonesia has plenty of diving sites. Not only quantity, the quality of the diving sites is also excellent. In a poll conducted by Scuba Diving magazine, Indonesia is frequently ranked among 5 best diving sites of Asia-Pacific region.
“Indonesia possesses diving spots which are heavens for divers. Even the world agrees that Indonesia has some of the best diving spots in the world such as Raja Ampat, Komodo Island, Derawan, Togean, Wakatobi, Gili Air and Bunaken,” says Mr. Vinsensius Jemadu the Director of Asia Pacific Promotion.
Wakatobi itself is included in the top 10 designated destinations of Indonesia by the Ministry. Situated at the heart of Coral Triangle, Wakatobi has an abundant marine life. Diving in Wakatobi means enjoying underwater colorful wonders of fish and corals. Legendary underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, praised Wakatobi as the “Underwater Paradise.”
In those two cities, the Ministry will facilitate business meeting between Indonesia tourism industries (sellers) and Korean tourism industries (buyers). The table top meeting concept is held in order to create business transaction which is hoped to bring good impact on Indonesia diving tourism.
This year, the Ministry is targeting 400,000 Korean visits after last year managed to reach 338,671 mark or increased 3.21% from 2014’s achievement. Besides continuous promotion, the target is optimistically reached due to the Visa Free Policy contained in Indonesia’s Govenrment decree No.69 of year 2015. (Press Release Kemenpar)
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Seoul, February 13th, 2016 – The Indonesian Ambassador in Seoul, John A. Prasetio stated that Indonesia is safe from Zika Virus. “Based on the confirmation received from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, throughout this year, there has been no case of Zika virus in Indonesia,” said Ambassador Prasetio.
The updated information from the Indonesian Ministry of Health is in line with the report from the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention which exclude Indonesia from the list of countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html).
Commenting on the report in certain Korean media on a Zika virus case in Jambi in early 2015, Ambassador Prasetio said that it is incorrect to presume that Zika virus has spread in Indonesia this year. In fact, the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, and the Research Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Health have reaffirmed the absence of cases involving Zika virus in 2016.
The past few weeks, the Government of Indonesia has taken a number of measures to prevent the virus from entering the country, such as increasing the level of alertness of its Health Offices at all airports and seaports in Indonesia. (KBRI Seoul)
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Jakarta - Today, at around 10.50 am, a suicide bomber exploded in a cafe at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, which was followed by two further explosions within the vicinity of the crossroad. Following this, shots were fired between the terrorists and the Indonesian Police forces.
Within half an hour after the first incident, the police were able take control over situation and by 3.00 pm the situation in the area was brought to normal. During the police operation, all five terrorists were killed.
The incident claimed the lives of two civilians, including one foreign national (Canadian). There were also 19 civilians injured including 4 foreign nationals (Algerian, Austrian, Dutch and German). Five Police officers were also injured during their efforts to contain the terrorists.
All businesses and premises within the vicinity of the incident are expected to be fully operational and return to normal by tomorrow (15 January 2016).
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia condemns this heinous act of terror that has claimed the lives of innocent civilians and expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy for the bereaved families and victims.
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia remains highly committed to combatting terrorism and will continue to take every effort to ensure the safety and security for all its citizens and foreign nationals in Indonesia. Moreover, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia encourages all citizens and foreign nationals to remain calm and continue with its daily activities.
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SEHUBUNGAN DENGAN TUTUP ANGGARAN AKHIR TAHUN PELAYANAN KONSULER KBRI SEOUL DAN KUKRI BUSAN AKAN TUTUP PADA TANGGAL 24 DESEMBER 2015 SAMPAI DENGAN 03 JANUARI 2016. PELAYANAN KONSULER AKAN DIBUKA KEMBALI PADA TANGGAL 04 JANUARI 2016.
PEMBAYARAN BIAYA PELAYANAN KEKONSULERAN HARUS DILAKUKAN PALING LAMBAT PADA TANGGAL 23 DESEMBER 2015.
주한 인도네시아 대사관과 부산 인도네시아 영사관 연말 접수 마감일은 12월 23일까지 입니다.
2015년 12월 24일부터 01월 03일까지는 비자 접수가 불가합니다.
. 1월 04일부터 정상근무 합니다.
THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN SEOUL AND THE CONSULAR OFFICE IN BUSAN WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 23, 2015 until JANUARY 3, 2015. WE WILL REOPEN ON JANUARY 4, 2016. PAYMENT FOR ALL CONSULAR SERVICE FEE MUST BE PAID THE LATEST ON DECEMBER 23, 2015.
*for visa pickup only we still open until December 31, 2015 from 9 am to 12.30 pm