• Pagaruyung Palace

    ITS–The Pagaruyung Palace in Batusangkar, West Sumatra was built by Sultan MaharajoAlam around 1050. The palace is also called the Nine-Apartment Grand House because it has nine apartments, one for the sultan and his queen, the ...

  • Participating in World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, Indonesia to Boost Food Tourism

    ITS–The third edition of World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism has returned to San Sebastian, Spain. Organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Centre, the forum was conducted from May 7 ...

  • Toraja Dance

    ITS–Toraja or Tanah Toraja is located in mountainous north Celebes. Compared to other areas of Indonesia, the traditions and cultures of the local community are entirely unique. Part of this uniqueness is shown in the funeral ...

  • Mandau

    ITS–The Mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak people who live in Borneo. Formerly, it was made of selected rock taken from mountain which contains iron. Today, the weapon has gradually lost its sacred quality ...

  • Fort of Somba Opu

    ITS–In the early 16th century, soon after the fall of Malacca into the hands of the Portuguese, the first Europeans arrived in the Indonesian archipelago, especially, at first, in Maluku. Their primary purpose in the beginning ...

  • Surakarta Palace

    ITS–The Surakarta palace was constructed between 1743 and 1746 by the king, Pakubuwono I. The Palace is situated on the bank of the river Bengawan Solo, the longest river on the island of Java. It functioned ...

  • Tamburu

    ITS–The Tamburu or gendangis a familiar traditional music  instrument throughout Indonesia. This percussion instrument is made from Tingaru wood and lamb leathers. A Tamburu is played by the people of Nias, North Sumatra. It is a cylinder ...

  • Indonesia ICT’s Significance for Tourism Industry Growth

    ITS–Indonesia Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara, targeted Indonesia ICT (informatioan and communication technology) to be the second best in ASEAN in 2019. This target is seem realistic as some progress in recent years has ...

  • Tengger Folktale

    ITS–Tengger is a folktale of the people living along the slope of Mount Bromo in East Java. Originally, the Tengger ethnic group came from the Majapahit Kingdom descents located at the delta of River Berantas. When ...

  • Mount Merapi

    ITS–Located on the border between Yogyakarta and Magelang, Central Java, Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Today, it produces smoke and hot lava relatively regularly. The word “Merapi” comes from ...

  • Welcome Statue

    ITS–The Welcome Statue was erected on the order of former Indonesian President Sukarno. The 10-meter-high statue is made of 5.5 kilograms of bronze by EdhiSunarso, with the design coming from HenkNgantung. The statue depicts a young ...

  • Smoky Quartz

    ITS–Smoky Quartz is a precious metal that results from hexagonal minerals forming silicondioxide (SiO2). Such a mineral is also called amorphous quartz or cryptocrystalline because it occurs either in transparent hexagonal crystals or in crystalline. Having ...

  • THE PROGRESS OF ASIAN GAMES 2018 PREPARATION AT A GLANCE

    ITS- After more than five decades, the Asian Games will finally return to Indonesia Next year, the 18th Asian Games will be co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, from Aug 18 to Sept 2. The first and ...

  • Sianok Canyon

    ITS–The Sianok Canyon is a major tourist destination in West Sumatra. It is a green, lush, beautiful valley walled by 100 to 200 meter high cliffs. Because of its beauty, the valley is nicknamed the “Grand Canyon ...

  • Jogyakarta Sultanate Palace

    ITS–The centuries-old Jogyakarta Palace is not only the residence of the Jogyakarta Sultan, but is also deemed the center of Javanese culture. Built in 1755, by Prince Mangukubumi, later named Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, the palace ...

  • Mount Krakatau

    ITS–Mount Krakatau, firmly and gently standing between Java and Sumatera Islands or in Sunda Strait, is one of the most famous volcanoes in Indonesia. It is believed that years ago Mount Krakatau usedto stand 2000 meters ...

  • Pancasila as the Way of Life

    ITS–Yesterday, June 1, we celebrated the birth of Pancasila  as the state ideology. The famed speech of founding father and first president Sukarno introducing Pancasila was made on June 1, 1945, and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ...

  • Sesando

    ITS–The Sesando is a bamboo instrument with several strings around it, which traditionally were made from bamboo as well, but today they are more often made from metal.  The pitch is very similar to the Kecapi ...

  • NI KETUT ARINI, Balinese Dance for Everybody

    She started to dance when she was seven years old. And she keeps on dancing. She shares her great skills by teaching dance to many students. ITS–There are thousands of senior dancers in Bali. One of them ...

  • Si Kancil (The Dwarft Deer)

    ITS–This story is one of the most popular folktale in Indonesia. As the story begins, on one beautiful day, Si Kancil was out of his den. He was very hungry. He wanted to go straight to ...


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ITS–Indonesia  has a rich history of using art as a form of cultural diplomacy, and dance is no exception. Cultural diplomacy is a form of soft power that ...

ITS- After more than five decades, the Asian Games will finally return to Indonesia Next year, the 18th Asian Games will be co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, from ...

ITS–As Mount Agung has turned calm, flights to and from Bali begin to get normal. Based on research by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Volcanology and Geological ...

ITS–Despite the growth in modern living,  Balineses are well-known in preserving  cultures and traditions. Ngaben, for example, is still performed up today and has been  one of the ...

ITS–US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked anger in many countries. Leaders in Indonesia have joined a global chorus of condemnation of ...

ITS-President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called to bring about a tourism “explosion” to promote Lake Toba, following the achievement of international status of Silangit Airport set to be ...

ITS–Discussion on bridal costume style is triggering in social media due to the upcoming wedding party of President’s  daughter Kahiyang Ayu and her fiancé Bobby Affif Nasution. Netizens ...

ITS–Dea Goesti Rizkita, Indonesia’s representative at the 2017 Miss Grand International event, has managed to make her country proud. On the final night of the event, held in ...

ITS–Mount Agung volcano on the island of Bali  has been ominously rumbling for nearly a month as it threatens a devastating eruption at any moment. The eruption alerts ...

Among the numerous luxuries of the table … coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of ...

ITS–“Wonderful Indonesia” has won Best Tourism Promotion Video in a competition held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), beating 63 other videos from other UNWTO member ...

ITS–Tourist buses in Paris, France, promote Indonesias tourism brand of “Wonderful Indonesia” for one month, starting September 12 to October 9, 2017. The campaign  features beautiful Indonesian scenery ...

ITS–Made Wijaya, whose name is synonymous with Balinese and tropical garden design, died suddenly on 29 August 2016 during a visit to Sydney. Wijaya started life as an architecture student ...

ITS–The 12th Sanur Village Festival (SVF) 2007 has just hosted succesfully, themed “The New Spirit of Heritage”. Ran from Aug. 9 to 13, the event featured at least ...

The atmosphere of triumph, pride and gratitude were obviously echoing during the ceremony of  21 st anniversary of Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), June 9 th. It ...

ITS–Yesterday, June 1, we celebrated the birth of Pancasila  as the state ideology. The famed speech of founding father and first president Sukarno introducing Pancasila was made on ...

ITS–The third edition of World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism has returned to San Sebastian, Spain. Organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary ...

ITS–As ahead of Kartini Day that is going to be commemorated at April 21st, I would like to recall at glance women empowerment  in Indonesia. The women emancipation movement was ...

ITS–Postage stamps were initially created as a means to pay the postal service. However, as time passed, it is growing to be an educational and information media. The ...