Queen of the Kingdom of Yogyakarta Visit Estonia


Gusti Kanjeng Ratu (GKR) Hemas, Queen of the Kingdom of Yogyakarta, a special region in Indonesia, along with a delegation, visited the Estonian National Museum in Tartu and University of Tartu on Thursday, 26 April 2018. The aim of the visit is to have a look at Tartu, discuss possible cooperation as well as introduce Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Honorary Consul in Estonia, Heldur Allese, accompanied the delegation. On the visit to the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, GKR Hemas and the delegation were welcomed by the Museum Director, Mr. Alar Karis, and Mayor of Tartu, Mr. Urmas Klaas. The visit begins with a tour of the museum to learn and obtain input on museum management and how to maintain and maintain the heritage of Estonian culture and traditions. The tour then proceeded with a lunch meeting attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Tartu.

The visit continued with a meeting with University of Tartu, represented by the Chairman Council of University of Tartu, Mrs. Ruth Oltjer; Acting Chancellor of University of Tartu, Mr. Tonu Lehtsaar; Vice Chancellor for Development, Mr. Erik Puura; and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Mrs. Anneli Saro. On that occasion, Mr. Tonu Lehtsaar said that he felt very honored for the arrival of Mrs. GKR Hemas and the delegation because it was the first time an Indonesian delegation visited University of Tartu. University of Tartu welcomes every opportunity for cooperation with Yogyakarta, especially with Gadjah Mada University which is the national and one of best university in Indonesia.

There are currently 3 students from Indonesia studying at the University of Tartu. Exchange of the students and teaching staff of the University of Tartu and Indonesian universities is supported by the Erasmus+ program.

Indonesian National Badminton Team Meeting With the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki

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The Indonesian National Badminton Team for Finnish Open 2018, made a courtesy call to the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki, Mrs. Wiwiek Setyawati Firman, at the Ambassador’s Residence, 3 April 2018. The Team led by Coach Nova Widianto expressed their gratitude for the Ambassador’s and the Embassy’s staffs hospitality and helpfulness during their stay in Finland.

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The Government is Taking Actions to Cleanse Bali’s Sea from Drifting Litters

On March 3rd, 2018, Rich Horner, a British diver, posted a video on his Facebook page showing him diving among plastic litters in Nusa Penida, a small island off the coast of Bali. However, Horner explained that when he dived in the same location the next day, he did not find any thrash as he did the day before. The Indonesia government acknowledged Horner’s video and is currently coordinating and planning to overcome the issue, even though the litter also came from other countries, as well as Indonesia.
Sea cleanliness has always been on the top priority on the government’s environmental program including in Bali. Coordination on this matter are continuously being conducted among all related parties from local authorities all the way to international level. Education and awareness campaign on sustainable waste disposal are also given to all level of society.

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Indonesia Participation in Tourest Travel Trade Fair 2018, Tallinn, Estonia


Indonesia participated in the oldest and largest travel trade fair in the Baltic countries, Tourest Travel Trade Fair, 9 – 11 February 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. The participation was a join cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki.

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Vote for Indonesia at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018


Blessed with an abundance of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders and home to a diverse culture and traditions; Indonesia definitely offers the ultimate tourist destination. For those who have set foot in this wonderful archipelago and experience all the wonders within, now is the time to let the world know that Indonesia is the ultimate leisure paradise, by participating in the Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards Survey.
Travel + Leisure, the world’s leading travel magazine, is conducting an annual online readers’ survey from November 6th, 2017 to March 5th, 2018 to determine the winners of the World’s Best Awards 2018. T+L asks its readers about their experience on worldwide airlines, airports, car rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, hotels, hotel brands, islands, and more. Among the awards are “The Top 10 International Airlines”, “The Top 10 Tour Operators”, “The World’s Top 10 Islands”, “The World’s Top 15 Cities”, and many others.

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