The Jakarta Post
Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore's most popular tourist spots. (Shutterstock/-)
Amid the still alarming pandemic which forced Indonesians to postpone their travel plans abroad, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched new edutainment programs on Monday to help tourists "reimagine the fun they had when traveling to the country".
Collaborating with Indonesian chef Martin Natadipraja, Cook with Me will see the alumnus of Singapore's At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy share his version of the country's popular dishes as well as recommended food joints with the help of travel and food bloggers such as Febrian, Eric Eko Santoso and Mullie Marlina.
Additionally, the STB also announced Jalan-Jalan Bersama Marissa (Take a Stroll with Marissa), in which Jakarta-born actress Marissa Nasution, who currently resides in Singapore, will share her favorite places in the country as well as travel tips and updates on tourist and business sites reopening.
The pilot episodes for both six-episode shows are currently available on VisitSingapore’s YouTube account.
According to a statement, the shows are also available on VisitSingapore’s Facebook page and the hosts' personal social media accounts.
"We want to share stories that can help Indonesians find their passion from the comfort of their own home, as well as build their trust and sense of security toward the various steps and precautions that have been implemented in Singapore," said STB Indonesia area director Mohamed Firhan Abdul Salam in the statement.
"[Hopefully] Singapore will continue to be a [favorite] destination among Indonesian tourists during this #dirumahaja [stay at home] period," he added. (wir/kes)