Mumbai, 8 December, 2018 (GNS) : The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai, in cooperation with The Club, D N Nagar, Andheri (West), organised a three-day Indonesian Food Festival, which started with an opening ceremony on 7th December, 8.30 pm onwards at The Dining Room at The Club D. N Nagar, Andheri and is slated to be celebrated till 9th December, 2018.
The invitees savoured the authentic taste of the Asian country’s cuisine, prepared by Indonesian chef Bera Martomo. Ade Sukendar, Consul General, Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai together with Dinesh Khanna, Chairman, The Club, Mumbai had hosted the event and showcased the artistic, cultural, culinary and tourism potential to the attendees.The Indonesian Food festival not only served delicacies of cuisines to the invitees but also showcased the diverse of Indonesian cultural performance such as Traditional Musical instrument Angklung which was being played by the officials of Indonesian Consulate General, Mumbai.
Ade Sukendar, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Mumbai said, “Indonesia is one of the most attractive destinations to Indian tourists with its rich culture, wonderful nature, friendly people and much more that will make as once-in-a-life time experience. Among the key attractions are: spa, ecotourism, marine tourism and MICE and these draw visitors. Further, the Visit Free Visa facility opened by Indonesia for Indian nationals make it easier for Indian travellers to visit Indonesia.
India has been ranked sixth among the top ten tourism markets for Indonesia and the number of Indian visitors are increasing annually.
Indonesia has set target of 7,00,000 Indian Tourists visiting Indonesia in 2018 against 4,85,314 in 2017. “With the commencement of non-stop flight of Garuda Indonesia Airlines from Mumbai to Bali we are sure to achieve this goal,”he said. Indonesia’s stunning natural landscape offer plethora of opportunities for Indian film industry to explore the splendour and reap good harvests.”
“Both the countries share much in common-geographical expanse, size and diversity of the population, culture, history and a colonial past as well as the similar direction of foreign policies in the post-independence era.
History informed us that the India-Indonesia relation dates back long ago when the Indian traders arrived in Indonesia in the 1st Century. Both have been having trade and cultural links for the last 2,000 years,”he said.