Jogja International Heritage Week

November 18 – 19
Yogyakarta

 

The Jogja International Heritage Walk (JJHW) is an on-foot marching event held by the Jogja Walking Association. This event highlights plenty of messages, such as the well being of oneself, green-friendly environment, healthy tourism, and creative economy. Implemented through an array of activities, including planting a thousand trees on Karang Tengah Slope, JJHW invites everyone to participate on this marching.

Globally recognized by International Marching League, JJHW is about preserving Mother Earth. As the name suggest, the event will be set on the complex of Prambanan Temple and Imogiri Village. The march’s route varies between five, ten, and twenty kilometers. JJHW also empowers local business owners by visiting their shops in Prambanan and Imogiri area.

Jogja International Heritage Week
Jogja International Heritage Week

Information:

Jogja Walking Association
Jl. Kompleks Colombo No. 39, Yogyakarta
+62274 566 728
jogjawalking@yahoo.com
www.jogjaheritagewalk.com

Makepung Lampit

November 26
Jembrana, Bali

 

Derived from Balinese word kepung, meaning ‘chase,’ Makepung Lampit reveals another exciting race before the highlight of Makepung Festival. Situated in wetlands, the muddy terrestrial is another experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Signifying the gotong royong culture where everyone is helping each other for the same purpose, Makepung Lampit symbolizes the community’s process in preparing the harvest season together.

Makepung Lampit
Makepung Lampit

Information:

Jembrana Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Surapati No. 1, Jembrana, Bali
+62365 412 10
kabjembrana@yahoo.com
www.jembranakab.go.id

Wonderful Lembeh Strait Festival

October
Manado, North Sulawesi

 

Festival Pesona Selat Lembeh or Wonderful Lembeh Strait Festival is an event that represents the five wonders of Bitung, North Sulawesi: marine, flora, fauna, industrial, and cultural-historical-spiritual wonders.

At least 200 dancers from Bitung illustrate all of these wonders through traditional art and cultural performances, twisting them in contemporary styles. Get to know the wonders of Bitung and also the whole South Sulawesi’s culture through mesmerizing performances.

Wonderful Lembeh Strait Festival
Wonderful Lembeh Strait Festival

Information:

North Sulawesi Tourism Office
Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 103A, Manado,
North Sulawesi
+62431 851 723
www.disbudpar-sulut.org

Biennale Jogja

November 2 – December 10
Yogyakarta

 

Initiated as an exhibition that represents the dynamic art practice in Jogjakarta in 1988, Biennale Jogja immediately became one of the most powerful and faithful visual arts events in Indonesia. Widely known as a flagship of contemporary exhibitions, Biennale Jogja has shown a great deal of contribution to the local and regional art scene in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Inviting artists and art communities from all over the equatorial line, Biennale Jogja has been exhibiting, collaborating, creating, and working with several artists, collectives, organizations and cultural communities. One thing is for sure, the Biennale Jogja shows the finest artworks to spoil your eyes and awaken your inspirations.

Biennale Jogja
Biennale Jogja

Information:

180
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
JL. Sri Wedani, No. 1, Yogyakarta
+6274 587 712
the-equator@biennalejogja.org
www.biennalejogja.org

Spartan Race Bintan

November 19 – 20
Bintan, Riau Islands

 

The Spartan Race is an internationally known event for both first timers and seasoned racers with over 240 races held 25 countries around the world. One of the locations is held in the wonderful Bintan Island. The race includes not only running, but also climbing, pushing, pulling, throwing, crawling walls, hills, trees, muds, and barbed
wires.

Overlooking the beautiful South China Sea, this immense physical challenge is set on Lagoi Bay. Several categories are made to be enjoyed by amateurs and avid runners. Spartan Race has a prideful prize: World Championship Entry. Dare yourself and participate in this famous race.

 

Information:

Bintan Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Trikora Km. 36 Teluk Bakau,
Gunung Kijang, Bintan, Riau Islands
+62771 701 1566
www.bintantourism.com

Wonderful Raja Ampat Festival

October
Raja Ampat, West Papua

 

At the tip of northwest Papua sits a set of islands that look as if it fell from heaven. Called the Raja Ampat Islands, translated as The Four Kings, the four beautiful islands is 80% surrounded by endless ocean with enchanting coral reefs and unique habitants of tropical underworld. These islands are certainly Indonesian rare jewels within the archipelago.

Taking place at the WTC (Waisai Torang Cinta) Beach, Wonderful Raja Ampat Festival attracts thousands of visitors as they witness the cultural humility of Raja Ampat native. Welcoming you with a colossal dance of 150 people, the festival depicts harmony between the people of the four islands of Raja Ampat.

Wonderful Raja Ampat Festival
Wonderful Raja Ampat Festival

Information:

Papua Culture & Tourism Office
Jl. Raya Abepura-Kota Raja , Abepura,
Jayapura, West Papua
+62967 583 001

Tour de Siak

October
Siak, Riau

 

The Siak Regency of Riau holds an array of amazing tourism potentials, boasting on natural and cultural amazingness. Tour de Siak elevates the beauty of Siak’s landscape and provokes the best cyclists to a formidable challenge around them.

This year, the Government of Riau is planning to extend the route to alluring Malaka, expanding the original tour of five stages with a total distance of 540 KM long. Be among the most skillful cyclists to tour around the remarkable Siak, or just sit back and observe the race while basking in the exquisite nature of Riau.

Tour de Siak

Information:

Siak Sports, Youth, Culture & Tourism Office
Komp. Perkantoran Pemda Sungai Betung,
Siak Sri Indrapura, Riau
+62764 320 898

Nongsa Cup XII Golf Tournament

October
Batam, Riau Islands

 

Nongsa Cup XII Golf Tournament is a world-class event for all avid golfers, initiated by four biggest golf tourism corporations in Batam. A great success for eleven years, Nongsa Cup XII Golf Tournament is drawing more golfers each year from all of Southeast Asia.

This enjoyable event always takes place in the Batam’s best resorts, located on the beachfront facing Batam Sea. With wonderful suites, spas, delicious cuisines, and luxurious facilities at the resorts, the delightful tournament provides you with more than just a golf tournament—it can be your delightful getaway from your busy lives.

Nongsa Cup XII Golf Tournament
Nongsa Cup XII Golf Tournament

Information:

Tering Bay Country Club
Jl. Hang Lekiu KM 4, Nongsa, Sambau
Batam, Riau Islands
+62778 761 818
sales@teringbay.com.sg
www.teringbay.com.sg

Nusa Penida Festival

October
Klungkung, Bali

 

The fourth annual Nusa Penida Festival has evolved to a wonderful celebration of coral reef conservation. Centered to engage and be one with nature, the heartwarming events are aimed for you to experience many watersport activities, such as sailing and snorkeling.
Nusa Penida Festival is located in Banjar Nyuh Beach. Featured in the opening is a gigantic dance of Baris Jangkang Dance where 1,000 dancers perform this exceptional dance. With authentic stunning Balinese performances, you’ll immerse and be one with the culture in this festival!

Nusa Penida Festival
Nusa Penida Festival

Information:

Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua,
South Kuta,Bali
info@btdc.co.id
www.nusaduafiesta.co.id

Karapan Sapi Grand Final

October
Madura, East Java

 

The island of Madura holds Karapan Sapi, translated as Water Buffalo Racing, as one of their most iconic attractions. Annually, local water buffaloes are attached to wooden skids and they race hroughout a 130-meter course, similar to a chariot race.

Heed the peak of this exceptional event in its full glory at the Karapan Sapi Grand Final. There will also be Gamelan musical performance, culinary wonders, and dance shows. This remarkable race is a full on package you need to see at least once in your life.

Karapan Sapi Grand Final
Karapan Sapi Grand Final

Information:

East Java Tourism Office
Jl. Wisata Mananggal, Surabaya,
East Java
+62318 531 815
www.disbudpar.jatimprov.go.id
info@eastjava.com