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The Director  General for American and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign
          The Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia Message                                                                           Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia Message

                                                 I welcome the publication of the second edition of the photo book on the 10 New                          It  has  been  a  great  honor  to  welcome  the  launching  of  the  second  edition  of
                                                 Bali: Unique Destinations and Investment Opportunities in Indonesia which was                            the 10 New Bali Photo Book after the successful messages we have conveyed in
                                                 initiated by Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya when he served in Singapore as well as                            implementing  the  initiative  as  officially  launched  by  the  President  Joko  Widodo
                                                 the team of dedicated photographers from different countries whom admire the                             in Singapore in 2017. We have seen significant developments in these destinations
                                                 beauty of Indonesia through their lenses.                                                                since the official launch of the 10 New Bali by the President and we have also many
                                                                                                                                                          interests to visit all of these magnificent destinations.
                                                 The first edition has impressed readers including many leaders during the ASEAN
                                                 Leaders’ Gathering and the IMF & World Bank Annual Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia                       As you go through the beautiful pictures in the book, you may notice the uniqueness
                                                 in October 2018. The book was launched on the occasion of the Leaders’ Retreat                           of these destinations and certainly you will experience that in terms of nature’s
                                                 between Indonesia and Singapore to mark the 50th Anniversary of bilateral relations.                     beauty,  rich and unique  cultures, authentic  cuisine  and friendly  warm welcome
                                                                                                                                                          throughout the archipelago. The second edition will start from Lake Toba the largest
                                                 President  Joko Widodo  has  targeted  tourism  as one  of the  leading  sectors  in
                                                 Indonesia’s economy. Tourism not only contribute significantly to the national GDP,                      volcanic lake in the world, to Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung the coastal areas where
                                                 but also provide significant opportunities for employment and income generations                         the ancient silk route remains could be found, and Tanjung Lesung with majestic
                                                 to the people. Prior to Covid-19 pandemic, tourism was expected to reach 25 million                      and iconic views of volcano Mount Anak Krakatoa and the home of one-horned
                                                 in 2024, therefore, various destinations were designated as priorities supported                         rhino. Thousand Islands, off the coast of Jakarta, Borobudur & Prambanan Temple,
                                                 by  good  infrastructure  facilities  and  qualified  human  resources.  The  10  New  Bali              the biggest Buddhist Temple in the world and the top 10 Hindu Temple in the world,
                                                 certainly enrich many unique tourism destinations in Indonesia.                                          continuing  to  Bromo  Tengger  Semeru,  the  most beautiful  active  caldera  in  the
                                                                                                                                                          world, Mandalika Lombok, the island with white & pink sandy beaches, Labuan Bajo
                                                 COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted those targets since tourism is one of                      & Komodo National Park, the only nature home of Komodo Dragon with lines of
          H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi                the worst affected when travelling was put to a stop. Despite this shattered situation,                  island with white and pink beaches, Wakatobi, the home of 750 of 850 corals in the           H.E. Ngurah Swajaya
                                                 however, we are convinced tourism will be back flourishing.                                              world and last but not the least, Morotai Island, one of the world war II historical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Director General
          Minister for Foreign Affairs of        Finally, after enjoying these stunning pictures, I wish you will be able to visit and                    sites.                                                                                   for American and European Affairs
          The Republic of Indonesia              enjoy the magnificent destinations, even astound you further with the sights, sounds                     The second edition of the 10 New Bali Photo Book features more information and                 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
                                                 and the tastes of Wonderful Indonesia.                                                                   even more striking images. From the blacktip sharks in the waters of Morotai, to                  The Republic of Indonesia
                                                 While wishing you well during the pandemic, I hope to see you in soon to the                             the prehistoric Komodo dragons in the Komodo National Park, pristine shores, pink
                                                 Wonderful Indonesia.                                                                                     beaches, amazing paddy fields, geoparks, volcanos, the warm smiles of the people
                                                                                                                                                          and the richness in diversity of the cultures. Additional features and information can                      Ambassador of
                                                                                                                                                          be accessed by scanning the barcodes attached to each destination through the                     the Republic of Indonesia
                                                 See you soon in WONDERFUL INDONESIA.                                                                     comfort of your cell phones.                                                                   to the Republic of Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (2016 - 2020)
                                                                                                                                                          I am very impressed with the dedication of the photographers and their team in this
                                                                                                                                                          undertaking because most of the magnificent pictures were taken with great skill                   The Initiator of this Book
                                                                                                                                                          and outstanding efforts because of their strong attachment to share the beauties of
                                                                                                                                                          the Wonderful Indonesia to the world.

                                                                                                                                                          I am convinced the collection of the pictures are both astonishing and inspiring for
                                                                                                                                                          you to visit and experience with each and every destination. Presenting 10 New Bali
                                                                                                                                                          Photo will hopefully help the government’s effort to make the project a success
                                                                                                                                                          and will provide the opportunities to the visitors to come and enjoy countless
                                                                                                                                                          other  beautiful  destinations  in the  Wonderful  Indonesia.  I  wish to  thank all  the
                                                                                                                                                          photographers and their team, the publisher and the bookstores for helping launch
                                                                                                                                                          this book and for allowing the public to get the copies of the book.

                                                                                                                                                          Warmly welcome you all to WONDERFUL INDONESIA
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