Indonesia Wins Big at 2018 Kayak Travel Awards

Indonesia harvest no less than 6 awards at the inaugural Kayak Travel Awards Singapore, an event presented by Kayak.sg, a fare aggregator and travel metasearch engine operated by Booking Holdings. Candidates for the Kayak Travel Awards were shortlisted based on search volume on KAYAK.sg from Jan 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018 and the winners were announced Thursday […]

Zohri dan Paradoks Olahraga Indonesia

Lalu Muhammad Zohri tiba-tiba menjadi selebriti baru di tanah air. Pemuda asal Lombok Utara itu kini menjadi buah bibir di seantero negeri. Politisi, pemerintah, pengusaha, tokoh-tokoh olah raga hingga militer berlomba-lomba memberikan ucapan selamat dan membanjiri pemuda 18 tahun itu dengan sederet hadiah. Nama Zohri kini bisa kita ibaratkan sebuah panggung kemilau. Tokoh-tokoh di seantero […]

Reviving Garut as Switzerland van Java

The town of Garut, West Java, possessed an alluring nature tourist attractions that have yet to be discovered. Garut, dubbed as Switzerland van Java, has been widely recognized around the world since colonial times, adored for its magnificent beauty. Even legend Charlie Chaplin visited Garut twice to embrace the serene beauty of the region, which […]

Ragam Kisah dan Cita dari Segelas Kopi

Gairah minum kopi meningkat tajam di Indonesia dalam beberapa tahun terakhir. Permintaan kopi didalam negeri meningkat pesat, dibarengi dengan kesadaran bahwa kualitas kopi lokal lebih baik dari pada kopi impor. Banyak eksportir sekarang mengurangi bahkan menghentikan pengiriman kopi keluar negeri karena membanjirnya permintaan dari dalam negeri. Starbucks, gerai kopi asal Amerika, kini mulai memperhitungkan dengan […]

Indonesia Traditional Dance as Cultural Diplomacy

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 aims to share ideas, art, and values with other nations. It  offers an alternative solution to address the complexity of international relations by employing culture as the […]

Bali, Ready To Host New Year Celebration

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 Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG), tiny amounts of volcanic ash from Mount Agung is being pushed eastward by the wind that is not to disturb the flight to […]

Arief Yahya in Ngaben Ceremony

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 most famous Hindu-Bali’s ceremonies, not only in Indonesia, but worldwide. Indonesia Tourism Minister, Arif Yahya, attended ngaben ceremonies at December 18 th, 2017. Along with several Tourism […]

Indonesia’s Endurance to Support Palestine

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 Trump’s announcement, including Western allies who say it is a blow to peace efforts and risks sparking more violence. Indonesia will continue to support Palestine in its […]

Guessing Bridal Costume Style of Kahiyang Ayu

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 points to various traditional bridal costumes that possibly would adorn Kahiyang Ayu at her happy blessed day. The “guessing game” spreads over a little clue conveyed by […]

Indonesia Won Best National Costume at Miss Grand International 2017

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 Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Wednesday (25/10/2017), Dea successfully won two awards. The third runner-up of the 2016 Puteri Indonesia event was awarded with Best National Costume and Miss […]