The Jakarta Post
Some events about Indonesian pearls will be held at the Kilau Mutiara & Pesona Biota Laut Indonesia (Indonesian sparkle of pearl and sea biota charm) exhibition in Central Jakarta. (Alun Alun Indonesia/File)
The second installment of the Kilau Mutiara & Pesona Biota Laut Indonesia (Indonesian sparkle of pearl and sea biota charm) exhibition will run until July 16 at Alun Alun Indonesia’s gallery in the west mall of the Grand Indonesia shopping center, Central Jakarta.
The exhibition aims to open a space for people to find out about and appreciate Indonesia’s rich underwater biota. It is the outcome of collaboration between Alun Alun Indonesia, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry and Yayasan Mutiara Laut Indonesia (the Indonesian sea pearl institution).
A series of events are set to be held during the exhibition, among them a Mengenal Mutiaraku (recognizing my pearl) seminar, which is held by Yayasan Mutiara Laut Indonesia, and a showcase of sea pearl jewelry. Both will be held on Tuesday, starting at 2 p.m.
Other events previously held were a cooking show with chef Andrian Ishak and a Pengembangan Produk Kekayaan Bawah Laut (the development of underwater products) seminar on Saturday and Friday, respectively.
“People’s participation is very important to improve the aquaculture fishery, including aquaculture of other commodities like fish, clams, pearls and seaweed,” said Slamet Soebijakto, the general director for aquaculture at the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry.
Slamet added that participation could be in the form of eco-friendly continuous aquaculture and not littering the ocean with plastic trash. “Besides that, seminars and exhibitions also play an important role in the growth of aquaculture. That’s why we support this annual event.”
Pincky Sudarman, the CEO of PT. Alun Alun Indonesia Kreasi, said people should increase their awareness and concern about the environment, especially the ocean.
“The aim is to keep our underwater environment clear of pollution caused by waste or plastic trash,” Pincky said. (wir/asw)