Indonesian Tourism Events Calendar 2016

Months Event Date Location Keterangan
Januari 1. Perayaan Maulid Akbar 8 – 28 Januari 2016 Aceh
2. Bali Barong Festival 22 – 23 Januari 2016 Bali Kompetisi regenerasi Bapang Barong dan Makendang
3. Cap Go Meh (CGM) Street Festival 22 Januari – 2 Februari 2016 Bogor, Jawa Barat
4. Straits Regatta 26 – 29 Januari 2016 Batam, Kepulauan Riau Even yacht internasional yang bekerjasama dengan Federasi Pelayaran Singapura (SSF)
5. Grebeg Sudiro 31 Januari – 8 Februari 2016 Solo, Jawa Tengah
6. Nongsa Festival Batam, Kepulauan Riau Festival golf internasional
7. Festival Budaya Asmat Papua Pameran ukiran kayu Suku Asmat
Februari 1. Solo Great Sale 1 – 29 Februari 2016 Solo, Jawa Tengah
2. Imlek Fair 1 – 6 Februari 2016 Pematangsiantar, Sumatera Utara
3. Hari Pers Nasional0 6 – 9 Februari 2016 Nusa Tenggara Barat
4. Neptune Regatta 6 – 14 Februari 2016 Batam, Kepulauan Riau Festival yacht
5. Imlek Pasar Semawis 8 Februari 2016 Semarang, Jawa Tengah
6. Hari Raya Galungan dan Kuningan 10 – 20 Februari 2016 Bali
7. Nongsa Challenge 13 Februari 2016 Batam, Kepulauan Riau Kegiatan bersepeda yang diselenggarakan oleh Nongsa Destination dan Cycosports Singapore
8. Lawu Trail Run 21 Februari 2016 Jawa Timur
9. Perayaan Cap Go Meh 2 – 24 Februari 2016 Singkawang, Kalimantan Barat
10. Festival Bau Nyale 28 Februari 2016 Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat Festival mengumpulkan cacing laut atau nyale yang hanya muncul satu hingga dua hari dan dilanjutkan dengan pertunjukan musik tradisional dan modern
11. Festival Pasola Pulau Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Timur Pertunjukan tradisi peperangan dengan kuda dan tombak
Maret 1. Deep and Extreme Indonesia 31 Maret – 3 April 2016 Jakarta Pameran diving dan petualangan lainnya
2. Bali Spirit Festival 29 Maret – 3 April 2016 Ubud, Bali Wisata yoga, tari, musik, serta meditasi
3. Java Jazz Festival 4 – 6 Maret 2016 Jakarta Pertunjukan musik jazz
4. Eclipse Festival 7 – 11 Maret 2016 Ngata Baru, Sulawesi Tengah
5. Festival Gerhana 9 Maret 2016 Poso, Sulawesi Tengah Acara melihat gerhana disertai penampilam musik
6. Indonesia Fashion Week 10 – 13 Maret 2016 Jakarta Pertunjukan dan pameran fashion
7. Lombok Audax 11 – 14 Maret 2016 Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat Bersepeda sejauh 200 – 1000 km
8. Sun Down Marathon Bintan. Kepulauan Riau Kompetisi maraton
April 1. Tour de Bintan 1 -3 April 2016 Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Wisata bersepeda
2. Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 7 – 17 April 2016 Jakarta Pameran otomotif terbesar di Indonesia
3. Festival Pesona Tambora 11 -16 April 2016 Nusa Tenggara Barat
4. Majapahit Travel Fair ke-17 13 April 2016 Surabaya, Jawa Timur Ajang promosi pariwisata internasional
5. Sungailiat Triathlon 23 April 2016 Bangka, Bangka Belitung Wisata olahraga
6. Racing The Planet Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Kompetisi kayak, bersepeda, dan lari
7. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Anniversary Week Jakarta Pertunjukan seni dan budaya
8. Jakarta International Handicraft (INACRAFT) Jakarta Wisata belanja
9. Festival Tidore Tidore, Maluku Utara Aneka ritual adat, pameran budaya serta beragam atraksi
Mei 1. International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen 4 – 7 Mei 2016 Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur
2. Festival Teluk Jailolo 11 – 16 Mei 2016 Halmahera Barat Festival budaya
3. Perayaan Waisak Candi Borobudur 22 Mei 2016 Magelang, Jawa Tengah
4. Bintan Thriathlon 28 – 29 Mei 2016 Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Kompetisi Thriathlon
5. Tour de Barelang / Batam Six Bridges Batam, Kepulauan Riau Bersepeda keliling Pulau Batam, enam jembatan masuk ke dalam rute tour
6. Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival Jakarta Wisata fashion dan kuliner
7. Jawa Barat Travel Exchange Bandung, Jawa Barat
8. Jogja Fashion Week Yogyakarta Pameran busana batik
9. International Surfing Competition Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur Kompetisi surfing
Juni 1. Jakarta Fair dan Jakarnaval 22 Juni 2016 Jakarta Festival dan karnaval menyambut hari ulang tahun Jakarta
2. Gelar Batik Nusantara Berhubungan dengan kerajinan batik
3. Solo Batik Carnival Solo, Jawa Tengah Berhubungan dengan kerajinan batik
4. Bali Art Festival Bali Berhubungan dengan kerajinan batik
5. Festival International Perahu Naga Padang, Sumatera Barat
6. Festival Diving Pulau Weh, Aceh
7. Jakarta Great Sale Jakarta Wisata belanja
8. Bali and Beyond Travel Fair Pameran paket wisata
9. Festival Mutiara Lombok Sumbawa Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat Pameran kerajinan mutiara
10. Festival danau sentani Pertunjukan di atas Danau Sentani
Juli 1. Bali Kite Festival 3 – 5 Juli 2016 Sanur, Bali Festival layangan dan ritual menyambut panen dan penanaman padi kembali
2. Yadnya Kasada 21 – 21 Juli 2016 Bromo, Jawa Timur Pelaksanaan upacara adat
3. Art Jog Yogyakarta Pameran karya seni
4. Power Boat Grand Prix Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Kompetisi internasional
5. Kelimutu Festival Ende, Flores Prosesi adat
6. Java Rockin Land Festival musik rock
Agustus 1. Festival Budaya Dieng 5 – 7 Agustus 2016 Dieng, Jawa Tengah
2. Jember Fashion Carnaval 21 – 24 Agustus 2016 Jember, Jawa Timur Pertunjukan fashion
3. Erau International Folk and Art Festival 20 -28 Agustus 2016
4. Indonesia Marine and Offshore Expo (IMOX) 23 – 25 Agustus 2016
5. Bintan Ironman 28 Agustus 2016 Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Festival olaharaga
6. Aceh International Surfing Championship Aceh
7. Takabonerate Island Expedition Sulawesi Selatajn
8. Rafflesia Beach Festival Bengkulu
9. Sanur Village Festival Bali
10. Festival Bunga Internasional Tomohon
11. Festival Lembah Baliem
12. Festival Kuliner Serpong Serpong, Tangerang
September 1. Festival Krakatau Awal September Lampung Festival seni dan budaya Lampung
2. PATA Travel Mart 7 – 9 September 2016 Jakarta
3. Festival Danau Toba, Samosir Minggu kedua Bulan September Samosir, Sumatera Utara Festival musik dan tari batak
4. Grebek Besar 12 September 2016 Solo, Jawa Tengah Festival keagamaan dan arak-arakan
5. Jogja International Street Performance Minggu terakhir Bulan September Yogyakarta Festival seni di sepanjang Jalan Malioboro dan sekitarnya
6. Jakarta International Performing Art Akhir September Jakarta Diikuti oleh 350 seniman dunia, memperingati Hari Pariwisata Dunia
7. Festival Adventure Indonesia Akhir September Alor, Nusa Tenggara Timur Diving, hiking, bersepeda
8. Asia Tri Festival Yogyakarta Festival seni tiga negara (Korea, jepang, dan Indonesia)
9. Aceh Leuser International Rafting Championship Sungai Alas, Aceh Kompetisi rafting
10. Asean Jazz Festival, Batam Festival musik jazz
11. Festival De Syukron Bandung, Jawa Barat Festival dengan penampilan artis papan atas, fashion show, video mapping, hingga wayang
12. Festival Teluk Ambon Ambon Festival budaya, lomba foto bawah laut, lomba memancing
Oktober 1. Kuta Carnival Kuta, Bali
2. Festival Tabot Bengkulu Bengkulu
3. Festival Reog Nasional
4. Tour de Singkarak Singkarak Kompetisi sepeda internasional
5. Sail Karimata Selat Karimata
6. Jakarta Marathon Jakarta Wisata olahraga lari
7. Jakarta Fashion Week Jakarta Pameran fashion
8. Banyuwangi Ethno Festival Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur Pameran fashion
9. Festival Danau Tondano
10. Raja Ampat Marine Festival Raja Ampat, Papua
November 1. Bandung International Digital Art Festival (BIDAF) 6 – 8 November 2016 Bandung, Jawa Barat Pameran karya seni animasi, pertunjukan intermedia, musik digital, seni robotic, dan interactive installation
2. Makepung Buffalo Race 15 November 2016 Jembrana, Bali Barat Ajang balap kerbau
3. Jogja International Heritage Walk 19 – 20 November 2016 Candi Prambanan dan Imogiri Berwisata dengan berjalan kaki
4. Lovely Toraja Festival Tentatif Toraja, Sulawesi Selatan Lari wisata, pameran, kuliner
5. Festival Danau Matano Akhir bulan November Luwu Timur, Sulawesi Selatan Pertunjukan seni dan musik, pemilihan putra putri Danau Matano, lomba perahu hias, perahu dayung, lomba tangkap ikan, olahraga air
6. Banten Beach Festival Akhir bulan November Banten
Desember 1. Bintan Golf Challenge Belum tercantum Bintan, Kepulauan Riau Kompetisi golf dunia
2. Festival Gendang Beleq Belum tercantum Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat Festival musik dan perkusi
3. Grebeg Maulud 11 Desember 2016 Yogyakarta Arak-arakan gunungan
4. Kora-kora Festival Belum tercantum Ternate, Maluku Utara Festival budaya lomba perahu tradisional
5. Katir Race Festival Belum tercantum Kotabaru, Kalimantan Selatan lomba perahu nelayan
6. Musi Triboatton Belum tercantum Palembang, Sumatera Selatan lomba perahu, pameran, festival seni
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SUWON ECOMOBILITY VILLAGE: Let’s start to change!

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Suwon ecomobolity village are great innovation to introduce ecomobillity towards people. The street is walk able and comfortable with many restaurant and cafe around. Although it seems to be lack of greeneries, the weather is quite hot in the summer and greeneries will help this condition.  By new walk able street people in Haenggung dong village are encourage to leave their cars behind and start to ecomobile and enjoying the live and feel of their own village.

Suwon Mayor is working hard in this project, much demonstration happened during the construction stage. People objection are so high, some restaurant and cafe owner are protested and old people feel uncomfortable with noise and dust from the construction. A grandfather died because asthma while the construction held, in fact the families blamed construction dust as the main problem. Demonstration happened saying that “ecomobility had killed someone” it must be stopped!

Now in Haenggung dong many people started to believe and feel comfortable with the less cars condition. But the mayor has to step back a bit to fulfill the people ultimatum to let the car move in again a week after the opening day.  Although some challenge still remains unsolved the mayor has doing the best he can do to give an example and impulse to the ecomobility development.  The commitment towards ecomobilty encourages Suwon City to give bigger incentives to the people so that the ecomobility message could be heard. Did it already hear? No not yet, a bigger effort is still needed to reach sustainability. And for almost 30 years ecomobility being develop Indonesia, Philippines, and some others developing countries are still wondering when? How? And who? Would do the first step towards ecomobility. We have leave those question behind and started to planned and change it immediately if we would like to secure the future generation condition.

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Mayor’s highlight: Participation is a must

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Participation is a familiar world to say today in urban planning study and program. Why is it popular? Because many experts believe that participation is the main key of success especially in Planning. Planning is aiming for public domain like Friedman said and done for a better condition in the future. So when those words combined it mean planning is for people, everything to do in planning basically has to be able to occupied people needs.

Participation word can also be found in ecomobility perspective which related to social behavior and willingness. Just like what Lagos Moreno mayors Mr Hugo Ruiz said in the Suwon Ecomobility Congress 2013 that ecomobility related with city planning have to be “people proposal” not “government proposal”. Here people contribution is essential because acceptance is the important word in implementation stage (Haag, 2013) and also to reach sustainability. Kyoto’s Mayor Mr Daisaku Kadokawa also stated that government and the people have to hand in hand to meet a better future condition by ecomobility. Why ecomobility need people? Because ecomobility is everyone rights, its human rights.

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Here in Suwon, the host of ecomobility festival, the mayor Mr Tae-Young Yeom encourages haenggung dong people to take big part in this ecomobility program. They working together to move private motorize vehicle aside and started to use non-motorized transportation, which is a great example of partnership. Suwon has try to improve their cities step by step, in fact before Suwon there is some others cities in the world working in the same goals, ecomobility for a better living. Kyoto in Japan, Freiburg in Germany, Kaohsiung in China, and some others cities in Asia, Europe and America are in stated of improvement and development, and hopefully many others cities in the world could follow their effort on encourage people to participate on the planning, so that they could understand and implement ecomobility.

Participation always need trust, people trust have to be gained by the government to be able to reach their goals and objectives. In fact if we see in developing countries corruption still remains to be the first challenge in gaining trust. Indonesia is one of bad cases of trust issues, because it was one of the most corrupted countries in Asia. People trust are low, they don’t believe to the government program and planning. How come? Because many planning in Indonesia are lack of implementation, besides sometimes it pushes aside the people aspiration. They have failed to reach the people heart, failed to gain people trust and rebuilt governance system and condition are the answer of increasing people trust.

People space

In this earth everyone need spaces, working space, eating space, sleeping space, and other need. More space means freedom, freedom to express and feels. There are two kinds of spaces in this world, individual space and public space. Individual space is a private space for people to express themselves with their own rules and limitation, and public space is a place where everyone could come and use it for any kind of activities but still have to considering rules and social limitation. Our own room and houses are the example of individual spaces. City plaza, garden, pedestrian ways and streets are the example of public spaces that built for everyone.

Gil Penelosa once said that one of the biggest public spaces is streets which mean everyone has the same right in the street. Rich, poor, farmer, president, and student, all of them have the same right and opportunity to use it and shares it. In the past street was made to occupied people mobility to move from one place to another by walking, cycling, and horsing, but today basically street is the home of millions cars and motorcycles. Bigger the street made, bigger the number of cars found. People with cars and motorcycle occupied all street spaces only for them. Street vendors occupied pedestrian ways for trading activities. There are not enough spaces for people to walk and cycling just like what our grandfather did. So when the street is too much filled with cars and motorcycle, the poor access to the road become less especially when they could not access cheap transportation.  This condition also harming our environment and earth so much, but many people did not realize or maybe tend to ignore it.

Here in every city in the world we can see that we need something to change for the future generation. Because cars and motorcycle are not only affected our environment but also people mindset and behavior which become the biggest challenge for every party that working hard on introducing sustainable transportation now. Including Mayor of Suwon City, Mr Yeom Tae-Young, he as the mayor where ecomobilty congress takes place have to work harder to convince the citizen to participate as the first ecomobility village in the world. People did not want to change! They were too comfortable lived with their cars.

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Not only Suwon City that located in the develop country South Korea facing social behavior as the main challenge, Indonesia and other developing country found it as a bigger challenge. Why? Because people behavior in this country cannot be solved easily, this problem emerges as the result of trust problem. Trust towards the government, trust towards the planning decision, trust toward everything especially related with government performance and finance. But whether this issue emerges or not most cities in the world have to change! People have to start sharing, sharing street and pedestrian ways for walking and cycling because street is not an individual spaces, it is a public spaces. People need to change their point of view that cars and motorcycles are not as healthy as walking and cycling. People need to understand that our earth is old enough to take care of us. It is the time for us to take a good care of our mother earth and giving back its strength to once again give us a healthy and livable environment.

Amsterdam had already started it long time ago in the 70’s, Suwon, Kyoto, Changwon, Paris, Freiburg, Lagos Moreno, and Kaohsiung city had started to change today. What about Jakarta? Manila? Nairobi? We can start it now! What we need are commitment and willingness of people and government as the main actor of urban planning.