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Central Java earns $6 million during Indonesia Festival in Moscow

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    The Jakarta Post

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Moscow   /   Wed, August 7, 2019   /  05:12 pm
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Standing tall: Buddhist stupas are seen at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java. The province displayed its handcrafts and industrial products and promoted its tourist destinations during Indonesia Festival in Moscow from Aug. 2 to 4.(AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

Handicrafts, processed food and industrial products were displayed for sale last week at the Central Java booth during the fourth Indonesia Festival at Krasnaya Presnya Park in Moscow, attracting many buyers. Indonesian Ambassador to Russia and Belarus Wahid Supriyadi said the Central Java booth booked US$6 million in transactions, more than half of the total transactions of $10 million during the three-day expo, which ended on Sunday. This year’s festival was themed “Visit Wonderful Indonesia: Enjoy Your Tropical Paradise”. A popular product was the Fine Choice biscuit, which received an order of three containers of valued at Rp 1.5 billion ($105,102). The biscuit, native to Semarang regency, Central Java, is mostly exported and sold online. “We received an order for three containers worth Rp 500 million each,” said PT Choice Plus Makmur marketing ...