This annual grand event in the city of Samarinda is in its ninth year. The festival is all about competitions: Mahakam River crossing, dragon boat racing and jet skiing. Tge event also celebrates music, food and culture along the legendary river with the melodious sounds of dangdut, colorful paradise and traditional food tables. (Nov 2-4)www.pariwisatakaltim.com
TNI International Marathon Lombok
The national army of Indonesia (TNI) has its own sporting event and it’s gone international. Starting from Lombok’s Kuta Beach, the charity event attracts runners from across Indonesia and beyond competing in 5, 10, 21 and 42k races. (Nov. 4, Kuta Beach, Lombok)www.tnimarathon.com
Indonesia International Hotel & Hospitality Industry Event
Indonesia Hotel Week (Image: Bisniswisata.co.id)For those involved in hospitality-related businesses, Hotel Week this year features CEO Hospitality Talks Forum, International Business Hospitality Conference, Matchmaking Zone at the venue for business meetings, Networking and Commerce Zone, Tourism & Hospitality Education Zone. (Nov 8-10 Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta) https://www.thehotelweek.com/
Bali International Tourism Conference The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers to exchange updates on tourism and build a network among tourism executives and policymakers. (Nov 8-10, Udayana Sudirman Campus West Denpasar) https://www.balitourism.or.id/
Bekudo Bono Festival
Surf fans, thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, this festival will again present challenging waves deep into the Kampar River. (Nov 12-15, Kampar River, Riau) www.disparekraf.riau.go.id
Jogja International Heritage Walk
The non-competitive 20km walk held over two days in the heritage area of Prambanan and Imogiri temples, encourages healthy tourism, including tree planting programmes, traditional arts and the empowerment of small business in rural communities. (Nov 17-18, Prambanan Temple, Jogja)www.visitjogja.com
Tanjung Kelayang Festival
Bangka Belitung is the location for this eclectic festival that includes kite flying, a fashion carnival, a vlog and photo competition, cultural exhibitions, live music and more (Nov 15-19, Tanjung Kelayang Beach, Belitung) www.visitbelitung.com
The event brings together the region’s best hospitality products with global trade buyers. Held in the buzzy hotspot of Seminyak, Further East’s four-day festival draws the region’s most iconic and independently minded luxury travel suppliers. (Nov 12-15, Seminyak, Bali) www.furthereast.com
This annual event held on the island of Nias brings together the island’s five regencies for an “expression of peace and congratulations”. Representatives from across the island send their leading sculptors to compete in word sculpting. (Nov 16-20, Nias, North Sumatra).
Borobudur Writers and Culture Festival
Attracting writers – both fiction and non-fiction – the festival also brings together “creative workers, cultural and interfaith religious activists”. Each year, BWCF presents a main theme, selected for its potential to stimulate the participants to re-acknowledge the variety, wealth, and uniqueness of ideas in literature, art and religions of the archipelago. (Nov 22-25, Borobudur, Central Java)http://borobudurwriters.id/
Jogja Netpac Asia Film Festival
The JAFF is a premier Asian film festival focusing on the development of Asian cinema. This festival contributes to introducing Asian cinema to a wider public in Indonesia, and also provides a space for the intersection of many sectors, such as arts, culture and tourism. Since its inception, JAFF has worked closely with NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), a worldwide organisation of 30 member countries. (Nov 27 – Dec 4, Yogya, Central Java) https://jaff-filmfest.org/
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