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Road trip program to promote Korean culture to Indonesians

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 29, 2019  /  03:39 pm
Road trip program to promote Korean culture to Indonesians

The program is said to involve Jang Handol or Korea Reomit, a Javanese-speaking Korean YouTuber. (Shutterstock/File)

South Korea is set to spread the country's culture to the people on Java island in a unique way.

Through a program called "Teko (Teman Korea) Nang Jawa" (Korea goes to Java), South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom will join the country's delegation team on a 1,000-kilometer cultural tour by bus from Jakarta to Surabaya in East Java on Sept. 2 to 7.

Collaborating with Korean Cultural Center (KCC), Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp, the team will kick off its tour in Jakarta on Friday and Sunday, then continue the trip to Cirebon in West Java as its first destination, followed by Brebes and Surakarta in Central Java and Surabaya through the trans-Java toll road.

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"TeKo Nang Jawa has a special meaning because the people in the cities will participate in various Korean cultural events in their hometown, similar to what has been done in Jakarta and its surrounding cities," said KCC Indonesia in a statement on Thursday as quoted by Antara news agency.

Among the events prepared are a taekwondo demonstration, K-pop contest, bibimbap cooking show, traditional game playing and trying on Korean traditional attire hanbok. Visitors can also expect to enjoy various Korean foods such as tteokbokki (sweet and spicy rice cakes) and eomuk (fish meatballs).

The program is said to involve Jang Handol or Korea Reomit, a Javanese-speaking Korean YouTuber. Handol's vlog during the trip is expected to attract more attention from the public, especially the young generation. (ran/kes)