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Explore New Indonesia!

No.PR/20-03Date10 February 2020
ContactProgram Inquiries: Yoon Ye-seul, Program Officer, CTU (+82-2-2287-1184, ys.yoon@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Cho Ah-ra, PR Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1149, ahracho@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.

“Explore New Indonesia!”

- ASEAN-Korea Centre and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia to organize “ASEAN-Korea Familiarization Tour” (10-14 February, Jakarta and East Kalimantan) -

The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) and Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia co-organize the 「ASEAN-Korea Familiarization Tour: Indonesia」 from 10 to 14 February 2020 in Jakarta and East Kalimantan (Balikpapan & Maratua island), under the themes of “modern art” and “healing.” A leading travel magazine (Travie), travel agency (Doctor Tour), influencer (Bandung Oppa), photographer (Han Sung-pil), and the honorary ambassador of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (Keum Na-na) will be on the trip to discover the unique charms of the two regions.

In the current capital, Jakarta, the participants will visit renowned art galleries and cultural complexes of Indonesia and have opportunities to converse with Mr. Aaron Seeto, director of ‘Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara’ (MACAN), and Mr. Tom Tandio, director of ‘Art Jakarta’ to understand where Indonesia stands in the global modern art scene?since the 1990s, the Indonesian artist has received strong support from the government and therefore gained an international recognition from the art collectors worldwide.

The participants will also visit the East Kalimantan province, the newly announced capital of Indonesia. While possessing high economic importance as an active exporter of its mineral resources, Kalimantan also offers beautiful scenery through vast tropical forests and natural green land. The Fam Tour will cover its unexplored charms in Balikpapan and Maratua island by featuring the region as a destination for “healing tour,” being distanced from the mundane environment and finding solace in nature.

Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre, said “Indonesia is emerging as a new economic power among ASEAN with the world's fourth-largest population of over 260 million people. Indonesia has made tourism industry as one of the driving forces of economic growth and has also implemented strategic policies such as the “10 New Bali Project” to develop its tourism resources. Through this Fam Tour, I hope we can introduce the cultural diversity and undiscovered tourism assets of Indonesia to the Korean public.”


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