"Jamila and The President" wins Netpac Award in Rome

London (ANTARA News) - An Indonesian film titled "Jamilah and the President" produced by Ratna Sarumpaet won a NETPAC Award at the Asiatice Film Mediale festival organized in Rome, Italy, on October 29, 2009.

"Jamilah and the President" beat films among other Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea, India, Iran, Thailand and Vietnam, according to Musurifun Lajawa, counsellor at the Indonesian embassy in Rome.

NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) is a non-profit organization of 29 member countries. It was created as a result of a conference on Asian cinema organized by Cinemaya, the Asian Film Quarterly, in New Delhi in 1990 at the instance and with the support of UNESCO, Paris.

"Jamilah and the President" which dwells poverty and human trafficking problems has also been selected to represent Indonesia at the Oscar Prize competition in February 2010.

The winning film will also be sent to participate in the Asia-Pacific film festival to be held in Sydney, Australia, in the near future.

An Indonesian film which had won the NETPAC Award previously was "Bird Man Tale" produced by Garin Nugroho. The film won the award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003. (*)

Source : Antara News
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Sail Bunaken the largest Maritime event in Asia

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Sail Bunaken 2009 which involved 24 warships and 150 sail boats as well as cruise ships from 26 countries will be the largest maritime event ever organized in Asia.

"This was being the largest maritime event ever held in Indonesia and Asia," Aji Sularso of the Sail Bunaken 2009 Organizing Committee said here recently.

The Sail Bunaken to be held in Manado, North Sulawesi, on August 12-20, 2009, would be part of the World Ocean Conference (WOC) activities as the theme would be "Protect Our Oceans for the Future Generation".

He said the event was expected to help promote Manado to be a world tourist destination.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Moeklas Sidiq, deputy chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy, said the planned participation of 24 warships from various countries reflected good relations among the world`s navies and would constitute the largest fleet review ever held by Indonesia, as one of the world?s largest maritime country.

The Sail Bunaken 2009 implementation will cost around Rp5.75 billion.

The event`s programs will include the Indonesian Fleet Review, a Yacht Rally, Festival Bunaken Expo, Bunaken Carnival, Jetski Trans Equator Touring, Bunaken Diving Competition, and International Fishing Competition.

The four-day World Ocean Conference (WOC), which was held in Manado, on May 11-15, 2009, adopted the Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD).

In their 21-point declaration, participants of the conference stated among others that they would strive to achieve long-term conservation, management and sustainable use of marine living resources and coastal habitats through appropriate application of precautionary and ecosystem approaches.

They stressed the need for national strategies for sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems as protective and productive buffer zones that deliver valuable ecosystem goods and services that have significant potential to address the adverse effects of climate change. (*)

Source: ANTARA News
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Komodo National Park is successful being finalists of "New 7 Wonders of Nature". New 7 Wonders Foundation" announced last week, along with 27 other finalists, TNK successful nomine eliminate about 440 of 220 countries.

"The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia to thank all the people of Indonesia and the world community that has supported the Komodo National Park in the campaign New 7 Wonders of Nature Stage I and II, up to date 7 July 2009," said a press statement received by Kompas Debudpar. com, Monday (27 / 7).

Ministry of Culture and Tourism who act as the "Komodo National Park Official Supporting Committee" will invite all the people of Indonesia and the world to participate actively choose (vote) TNK back in the campaign "New 7 Wonders of Nature". Great expectations, Komodo National Park was selected as one of "Seven miracle nuances Natural World" which will be determined in the year 2011.

In the final stage of the campaign "New 7 Wonders of Nature", the 28 finalists will compete again regardless of the rank and the number of votes in the previous stage. Thus, all the Indonesian people and the world who have chosen the phase I and II (before the 7 July 2009), is expected to re-determine the choice.

There are two options on how to determine the end of this phase. First, people can visit www.new7wonders.com and provides direct voice in the site. Second, the selection can be done through international phone lines. How, contact number +41 77 312 4041, after the finish and hear sound beeps press the code 7717 to select the Komodo National Park.
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National Woven Fabrics Exhibited at Ancol

Different types of cloth woven from various regions in Indonesia, a number of works of art textile artist in the country, exhibited at the Ancol Art Market, Jakarta, 10 to 31 July 2009.

In the weaving art exhibition was opened by the Governor of Special Area Capital City Jakarta Fauzi Bowo and Minister of State for Women's Empowerment Meutia Hatta, Friday (10 / 7) displayed various types of cloth woven from a number of areas, such as Aceh, Sumatra, Palembang, Bali, Makassar, to Bedouin tribes.

Rifqi Effendi, curator of the exhibition woven theme "The meaning of a time-knit" this, said, creativity is displayed in various exhibitions of the works of contemporary and traditional weaving.

"This exhibition is an overview of the results weaving nusantara growing over the various changes that occur in the field of social, cultural and economic community," he said in the exhibition that was held by North Art Gallery Space Ancol Art Market Perhimpunan Cita Woven together with Indonesia.

He cite, fiber woven fabric and paper Biranul Anas John Martono show various artistic techniques and art in the knit yarn, twist, plunge, to make up to embroidery. According to him, the visitor can also see the paper with a special weaving and yarn to produce a number of face portrait of the world renowned figure in the mix of black and white colors. In this exhibition also displayed a number of direct non-woven machine tool is operated manually by a number of artist.

Meanwhile, President Director of PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Jakarta Budi Karya Sumadi said, this exhibition aims to appreciate the artist and the art of weaving to give people the opportunity to find out how art continues to evolve woven from time to time.
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Mangkunegaran Performing Art

Solo- The Government through the Office of Surakarta City Tourism Arts and Culture will hold "Mangkunegaran Performing Art" at 4 to 5 July 2009 in the Puro Pendopo Mangkunegaran, Solo, Central Java.

"At this event will be held a number of shows about cultural traditions in the Puro Mangkunegaran," said the Head Office of Tourism Arts and Culture City of Surakarta, Purnomo Subagio in Solo, on Thursday.

He said, this activity was conducted as an effort to preserve Puro Mangkunegaran which is a source of cultural wealth that is in the Solo.

Conservation should be done, because Mangkunegaran Puro is also one of the Javanese culture has a strong influence on the community.

"Not only is the Solo, but also on the community around Solo," he said.

In addition, he said, "Mangkunegaran Performing Art" also aims to introduce cultural tradition Mangkunegaran to the community and promoting the city of Solo as a tourist.

About the activities that use the name of the English language, he says, things are done for the purposes of a campaign event.

"Promotions that we do not only on the local community, but also the foreign tourists," he said.

In addition to the socialization of the local community, he said, his side also has given the invitation to the hotels in the Solo and Yogyakarta to drive foreign tourists attend this event.

Meanwhile, Pengageng Sanggar Dancing Suryosumirat, GPH Herwastokusumo said, "Mangkunegaran Performing Art" will display a number of typical Mangkunegaran dance, drama and dance (ballet), and the puppet Purwo clothing worn by the normal range Mangkunegaran palace.

"The show dance would rather special in this event since it is the first performance the general public," he said. (*)

source : Antara.co.id
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Bali art festival to feature 180 shows

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The Bali Art Festival (PKB) will feature at least 180 art shows during the time it is held from June 13 through July 12, a spokesman said.
Around 14,000 artists representing eight districts/towns in Bali and those from other 12 provinces in Indonesia, and the representatives of eight foreign countries will take part in the PKB, head of arts division at Bali provincial cultural office, I Made Santha said here on Wednesday.

The event is one of the agendas of five annual activities in the resort Island, he said, adding that the PKB is expected to be opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Made Santha explained that the desplays of the arts will be prioritized on the basis of values and traditions.

The festival will also display the results of arts development as well as contemporary arts, but still rooted in the values of tradition.

Thus, Bali will show no less than 17 types of traditional Balinese arts, in addition to a number arts from provinces in the country and from abroad, Made Santha said.

Meanwhile, head of Bali provincial arts performance agency, I Dewa Made Nurjana Putra, said his side had prepared necessary things in a bid to make the event a success.

Seven stages will be used for the arts perfotrmances, including an outdoor stage, he said.

The Bali administration also invited some ministers, including the foreign affairs minister, the minister/state secretary, the cultural and tourism ministry, as well as the education minister, to attend the opening of the PKB. (*)
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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park) is Indonesia's answer to every visitor's prayer to see the magnificent archipelago in just one day. An extensive park to get a glimpse of the diverseness of the Indonesian archipelago, it represents Indonesia's 27 provinces and their outstanding characteristics, reflected most strikingly in the exact regional architecture of the province. An extensive theme park set in over 100 hectares on the outskirts of Jakarta; the All Indonesian islands are realistically reproduced in miniature in a central lake and around the lakes, there are pavilions. Each pavilions is representative of each province firm the traditional architectural style in miniature to a wonderful display of cultural items and exhibits. The park's centerpiece is a beautiful artificial lake. The complex was the brainchild of Madam Tien Soeharto, the late Indonesian first lady.

It also has its own orchid garden in which hundreds of Indonesian orchid varieties are grown. There is also a bird park with a walk-in aviary, a fauna museum and recreational grounds with a swimming pool and restaurants. The special interest here at Taman Mini is the Museum Indonesia. A richly decorated building in Balinese architecture, it houses contemporary arts, crafts and traditional costumes from the different regions of the country.

Cultural performances, events, and even local delicacies from the provinces are prepared regularly, especially during weekends and holidays, to showcase Indonesia's rich cultural heritage. The park is open seven days a week, giving guests ample time to explore and enjoy the sights. And if a day tour is not enough, visitors can spend the night at the 'Desa Wisata' or 'Wisata Remaja' serviced accommodations.

In Indonesia, almost every tribe has the form and building a different color, not even one tribe rarely have more than one type of traditional buildings. Building of traditional architecture, or they always dilatarbetakangi by the environment and the culture. In TMII, a description is realized through Anjungan Region, which represents tribes in the nation's 26 provinces of Indonesia.

Recreational Facilities
* Children's Palace of India
* Train hanging
* Boat Angsa Arsipel Indonesia
* Among Putro Park
* Taman Ria Atmaja
* Ambar Tirta Park Pool
* Keong Emas IMAX Theaters
* Tourism Village
* Teater Tanah Airku


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