Korean Center established at UII
YOGYAKARTA: In cooperation with Pai Chai University of South Korea, the Yogyakarta-based Indonesian Islamic University (UII) launched recently the Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at its Demangan Baru campus compound.
The official opening ceremony of the center was marked with the signing of a plaque by UII rector Luthfi Hasan and president of Pai Chai University Soon Hoon Chung.
According to Akhmad Muftizar Zawawi of the university's public relations department, the center will later be developed into a library and an information center for students.
At present the center houses books, magazines, cassettes and videos about Korea and other related subjects. The interior of the center is designed to reflect Korean tastes. --JP
Yogyakarta gears up for tourism expo
YOGYAKARTA: Following the success of hosting last year's Tourism Indonesia Mart and Expo (TIME), or Pasar Wisata Indonesia as it is more popularly known here, Yogyakarta is ready to host TIME 2005 this Sept. 23 to Sept. 26.
According to a release made available to The Jakarta Post, TIME 2005 will accommodate the interests of those who sell Indonesia's tourism products and services on the international market.
The event will promote many of the country's tourist attractions including popular tourist destinations, top tourist activities and new tourism products.
The organizing committee has so far registered 126 sellers representing 20 provinces across Indonesia and 86 buyer delegates representing 26 countries including Australia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Italy, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Vietnam.
Last year's event was participated in by 102 buyers from 28 countries and 147 sellers representing 20 provinces from across Indonesia. --JP
BBY celebrates 23rd anniversary
YOGYAKARTA: Commemorating its 23rd anniversary, which will fall on Sept. 26 this year, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta has prepared a series of events and programs for the whole month.
The "Megolitikum Yu Tum Part One" concert featuring, among others, Jaduk Ferianto's Sinten Remen Keroncong Orchestra and local comedians Hedro Pleret and Gareng Rakasiwi opens the whole series of programs on Sept. 2.
"Megolitikum Yu Tum Part Two" will be performed on Sept. 12, while "Part Three" will be performed on Sept. 17.
Other events include painting exhibitions Tanda Mata V, Ayo Ngguyu and Pencerahan; graphic art exhibition Muur Jangkung; photo exhibition Ayo Ngguyu, and a traditional drama or Kethoprak performance featuring noted comedians such as Marwoto, Den Baguse Ngarso and Yu Beruk.
A film screening at the month's end will conclude the celebration. Among the films to be screened include The Gods Must Be Crazy, Dumb and Dumber, Flying Tigers, Pearl Harbor, Killing Field, and Che Guevara: The Last Hours. --JP