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Revitalization, filmmaking breathe new life into Onrust

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 14 2019   /  01:26 am

Revitalization and film shooting are some of the efforts to put Onrust Island in Thousand Islands regency in the spotlight to attract tourists.City planners are hoping to draw more visitors to the uninhabited island by revitalizing long-abandoned buildings, and a group of filmmakers has been shooting a movie there to promote the island.In a discussion at the Maritime Museum on Tuesday, the museum’s implementation unit head, Agus Ariyanto, said the city had been working to preserve remnants of the colonial era.The discussion, which was attended by high-school students, was held to commemorate National Museum Day, which falls on Oct. 12 every year.“We’re now revamping a doctors’ boarding house there. The building is no longer used. The [entire] island is [deserted]. But we should still work hard to preserve what’s left from history and also to ensure safety for visitors,” he sa...