Bali Hosts Thousands for Imlek Celebrations

He pronounced this could assistance Indonesia to marketplace traveller destinations in a rest a archipelago to Chinese visitors.


Indonesia draws usually a tiny commission of a outrageous series of Chinese tourists looking to conduct overseas. Only 1.14 million Chinese tourists revisit Indonesia annually, distant reduction than to adjacent countries such as Thailand, that welcomes 8 million tourists a year.

“China is a intensity market, a outrageous market. That’s because it needs special treatment,” Arief said.

Meanwhile, during a pacific celebrations of Chinese New Year, famous locally as Imlek, Indonesian leaders sent greetings around Twitter, wishing for assent and praising a country’s informative farrago and tolerance.

“Happy Chinese New Year, or Imlek, to a Chinese village all over Indonesia,” President Joko Widodo pronounced around his Twitter account.

Bhineka Tunggal Ika [Unity in Diversity], we are unapproachable of that,” Joko said, referring to a central inhabitant sign of Indonesia.

Chinese New Year became an concurred holiday in Indonesia during a power of Abdurrahman Wahid, who released a presidential direct to that outcome in 2001.

Former President Megawati Sukarnoputri noted Imlek as an strictly famous holiday in 2002.

Indonesia’s sixth president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also sent a New Year’s summary around his Twitter account.

“Happy Chinese New Year, Imlek, 2567. Hopefully life becomes some-more peaceful, happy and moneyed for all my brothers [and sisters], who applaud it,” Yudhoyono pronounced on Monday.

In Jakarta, thousands of Chinese-Indonesians visited a Dharma Bhakti Temple for a initial day of a Lunar New Year.

The military and a Civil Service Police Unit (Satpol PP) cumulative a proceedings.

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