Samarinda, E Kalimantan (ANTARA) – The East Kalimantan Tourism Board is promoting several cultural and tourist objects with great potential by holding competitions this year.
The tourism and culture competition features quizzes on East Kalimantan tourism and culture as well as several traditional game matches, Sri Wahyuni, head of the East Kalimantan tourism board, told Samarinda on Saturday.
Wahyuni noted that the competition will take place at the East Kalimantan Pavilion at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in Jakarta on Sunday, November 21.
“This activity is a follow-up introduction to the tourism and cultural activities of East Kalimantan for the community of Jakarta. The implementation takes place at the TMII East Kalimantan pavilion,” she noted.
The head of the office revealed that in order to organize the East Kalimantan tourism and culture recognition activities, around sixty staff from the Jakarta community will be involved in the presentation of tourism and cultural aspects.
Participants will be introduced to several traditional games from the province of East Kalimantan, such as egrang, beg, logo, and menyumpit.
Wahyuni noted that East Kalimantan Deputy Governor Hadi Mulyadi will be present to open the competition.
“The quiz will take place during the preliminary and final sessions,” she noted.
Traditional games competitions will also take place through preliminaries and finals. The egrang and logo categories will be divided into groups of men and women, while there are no categories for beg and menyumpit, she noted.
East Kalimantan is a province with endless potential in terms of nature, culture, forest tourism, adventure, picturesque beaches and seas. The province is named “Paradise of the East”, according to the East Kalimantan Tourism Board.
Earlier, East Kalimantan Deputy Governor Hadi Mulyadi also affirmed his belief that Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan, could be an international destination due to the presence of the scenic Mahakam River.
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