KEPRI or Riau Islands Province consists of 2,408 islands (now you know that Batam & Bintan are only two of those) and is bordering Indonesia with Singapore and Malaysia. Its strategic position, especially Batam, has long become one of tourist main gates to Indonesia (big three along with Bali & Jakarta).
In February 21st 2015, Kepri Tourism has just launched its new tourism program called Creating Wonderful Kepri: Youth, Women, Netizen. This is meant more energy & creativity to the tourism sector. At least it obviously showed when the launching event took place in Dataran Engku Putri, Batam. There were more than just traditional dances & music (influenced by Malay culture), but it was a contemporary parade to the max.
Never thought that the ceremony would become such a blast with some kind of color party. Never had imagined that I would be seeing the Minister of Tourism (Mr. Arief Yahya), the Coordinating Minister of Maritime (Mr. Dwisuryo Indroyono Soesilo), Vice Governor of Kepri (Mr. Soerya Respationo), and other government officials, all were rubbed in colors.
Wonderful Kepri, it’s a blend of culture, hope, and happiness.
Disclaimer: This post was made possible by Indonesian Ministry of Tourism