North Central Timor district in East Nusa Tenggara hosted the Wonderful Indonesia Dance Festival on Nov. 24-25. (Antara Photo)

Wonderful Indonesia Festival to Be Held in Bangkok


NOVEMBER 08, 2017

Jakarta. The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with tourism agencies from across the archipelago, will hold the Wonderful Indonesia Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 17-19.

Taking the theme "The Never Ending Story of Magical Land and Legends," the event will promote the beauty of Indonesia through local folktales from across the archipelago.

"We will invite visitors to see the treasure of Indonesia’s natural and cultural resources. The main targets for the event are the Thai people themselves and visiting tourists in CentralWorld Square in Bangkok," said I Gde Pitana, deputy for foreign marketing development at the ministry, on Monday (6/11).

CentralWorld Square is a strategic location in the heart of Bangkok.

The event will include a travel fair to present tourism packages to various destination in Indonesia, involving the Thailand Travel Agencies Association (TTAA) and airlines such as Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion to boost the number of Thai tourists visiting the country to 118,000, according to ministry official Rizky Handayani.

Thai actress, singer and model Savika Chiyadech is scheduled to perform at the event, which will also host a culinary corner where visitors can try local Indonesian cuisine. A crafts corner will also be featured, where visitors will be able to learn about batik and other traditional Indonesian fabrics.

Each visitor will be invited for interactive activities and workshops, such as ceramic painting, coffee demo, movie screening, augmented reality and virtual reality related to many destination in Indonesia.