Indonesia is one of my favourite place when it comes to travel. They always amazed me with full of excitement whenever I go there. Beautiful island of Bali, the best nasi Padang at Bandung, crystal clear beaches of Gili Trawangan, stunning scenery of Flores and many more.

For record, Indonesia is made up of thousands of volcanic islands, home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orang-utans and tigers. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry. The population of 257.6 million (2015 according to World Bank) make this beautiful land such a wonderful place to discover. I believe that most of Malaysian love to travel in Indonesia because it easy for them to communicate with local as well as easy to find halal food.

Recently, The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur proudly organised the INDONESIAN STREET BUKIT BINTANG FIESTA 2017 that happened at Pavilion KL from 18-21 May 2017. This year is the second year of Indonesia Street Festival in Malaysia, bringing the theme “Explore Exotic Indonesia”.

During the event, mall visitors was entertained with Indonesian cultural performances such as dance, music, carnival show, DJ, batik and weaving workshop, fashion show from renowned Indonesian designers and interactive programs such as henna/face painting and quizzes. The event provided 12 booths featuring Indonesian SME products such as food, fashion and cosmetics. The peak of the festival was the performance by the Indonesian top singer, Chakra Khan.

“Organizing Indonesia Street in this venue will be an exciting and effective way to promote Indonesia to all Malaysian. We hope to increase the number of tourists to visit Indonesia in 2017”, said Hon. Prof. I Gde Pitana, Deputy Minister of International Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Tourism who accompanied by Director of Promotion for South East Asia, Rizki Handayani Mustafa.

“The aim is to increase achievement in number, sustainability the quality of the tourists as well as spreading the contribution to foreign exchange”, said Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism Indonesia.

In addition to Indonesia Street in Bukit Bintang, the Ministry of Tourism Indonesia also participated in the Malaysia International Dive Expo at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Kuala Lumpur on 12-14 May 2017.

If you need more information regarding Indonesia, please visit www.indonesia.travel !