Regional government of South Bengkulu, Bengkulu province will develop Rafflesia flower tourism to attract the interest of tourists to visit the region. Head of Tourism Office, South Bengkulu regency, Yulian Fauzi di Manna, explained on Saturday that Natural Resources Conservation Center has found three locations where Rafflesia flower appears, namely Padang Lebar and Kemang Manis village which is the habitat of Rafflesia Bengkuluensis, and Palau Lebar village which is the habitat of Rafflesia Arnoldi. Yulian said that there are 2 locations of Amorphophallus titanium habitat. He viewed that with the discovery of the 3 locations of Rafflesia’s habitats, the prospect of tourism development in South Bengkulu is expected to run smoothly. Rafflesia flower blooms any season. The flower can become interesting tourism destination. According to Yulian Fauzi, his office is committed to developing tourism of Rafflesia flower in South Bengkulu, because it is the existence of not only other flora, but also history of the discovery of Rafflesia flower.
Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan was accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla to open 18th Asian Games 2018 Parade at national monument –Monas on Sunday (13/5). On the occasion, Governor Anies said that Jakarta is ready to hold Asian Games 2018. H also said that 99 percent of the Asian Games preparation is finished. He views that there are 3 components which make Jakarta administration focuses on the event, namely the implementation, facility and achievement. On the implementation aspect, Jakarta administration has conducted assignment from the central government such as providing equestrian, velodrome, BMX field, and training center for the athletes. The Governor also coordinated with association of shopping center to welcome the athletes who want to buy souvenirs of domestic products.
Rhino Kites Festival in Special Economic Zone of Tanjung Lesung tourism in Banten is concrete form to preserve Indonesian culture. Rhino Kites Festival is an evidence of cultural preservation of Indonesian nation, which must be developed to be innovative product to have economic value. This was stated by initiator of Indonesian Kite Museum, Endang Ernawati on the sidelines of the event on Sunday. She explained that Indonesian people must be proud of traditional kites because one of the products of Indonesian culture becomes primadona in the international kite festival. Meanwhile, Managing Director of PT Banten West Java & Chief of OC, Rully Lasahido said that Rhino Kites Festival is the socialization of great event of Rhino Cross Triathlon 2018. Rhino Kites Festival is part of Rhino Cross Triathlon 2018 event. The event consists of swimming competition, bicycle race and running-cross of the beauty and natural challenge of Tanjung Lesung to take place on September 29-30, 2018. As many as 24 participants participating in Rhino Kites Festival come from domestic and foreign countries such as the Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, and Belgium. Around 100 kites are flown at Tanjung Lesung beach, marking official launching of Rhino Cross Triathlon.