via Korean Herald, 15 December 2017
via Antara News, 11 October 2017:
Four national archives were included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, according to Bambang Subiyanto, chief executive of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.
“The four archives on the Borobudur temple restoration, Panji Story, Non-Aligned Movement, and Tsunami had been registered in 2016, and the results will be announced at the end of October 2017,” Subiyanto remarked here on Tuesday.
He said Indonesia had submitted a proposal to list the archives of Borobudurs renovation during the 1973-1983 period in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, as the second restoration had involved several parties, and Indonesia has a complete documentation on the work.
via Jakarta Post, 22 August 2017:
The second coordinating meeting of Borobudur Tourism Authority Board (BOB) was recently held on August 22.
The meeting was led by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and attended by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro and Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur.
The establishment of BOB is based on the Presidential Regulation No. 46 of 2017 that was signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on April 11. The board was officially launched in July
via Jakarta Post, 31 July 2017
…The event that ran from July 28 to 30 featured plenty of arts and cultural activities, seminar, human resource training, local products and culinary exhibitions.
“We hope that BIF can be held more frequently, make it into an annual or biannual event,” Esthy suggested.
Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo welcome the suggestion of making BIF as an annual event. Ganjar said that the event positively contributes to the enhancement of Indonesian tourism, especially in Central Java.
via Channel NewsAsia, 27 July 2017: A new exhibition in Singapore features Lego versions of World Heritage Sites, including Southeast Asian ones like Angkor Wat, Borobudur and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Brick by brick: New Lego exhibition gathers together World Heritage Sites
- Botanic Gardens debuts in Singapore leg of exhibition featuring Lego replicas of World Heritage sites (Straits Times, 27 July 2017)
via Jakarta Post, 20 July 2017: The Borobudur Tourism Authority Board has just been set up, and its goal is to attract 2 million visitors by 2019.
- Borobudur Int’l Festival launched in Indonesia (Xinhua, 18 July 2017)
via Khmer Times, 13 July 2017: Indonesian and Cambodian travel industry meets to find ways to co-promote tourism in each others’ countries, notably to cross-promote the World Heritage Sites of Angkor and Borobudur.
Former US President Obama visited Borobudur last week with much fanfare, and it was nice of him to leave a positive note about the continued preservation of the site.
- Heritage sites in Indonesia reflect spirit of tolerance: Obama (Jakarta Post, 02 July 2017)
- Visiting Temples, Obama Saw Testament of Religious Tolerance in Indonesia (Neutral News, 01 July 2017)
- Another day, another temple! (Daily Mail, 29 July 2017)
- Obama to visit Borobudur temple (Antara News, 28 July 2017)
- Obama to Visit Borobudur, Prambanan Temples in Yogyakarta (Tempo, 27 July 2017)
TTG Asia, 19 May 2017: The travel industry in Indonesia is complaining of an ‘unannounced’ price hike for admission to Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples.
A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday (March 27) by Tidar Heritage Foundation (THF) in Magelang city, near Borobudur temple, attended by representatives of embassies, among others from China, Lebanon, Oman, the Philippines, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Mongolia and Croatia.
The initiation event was themed a folk tale about a Mount Tidar-born holy man named Brotonirmoyo who spread teaching of spiritualism of peace and harmony regardless race, culture and religious differences in ancient era.
It is expected to promote Magelang as an Indonesian spiritual destination, making it an alternative to Rome or Jerusalem, said a THF official.
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