Govt earmarks Rp50 billion for tourism development in Labuan Bajo

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NT (ANTARA) – The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry has readied a budget of Rp50 billion to construct the Lintas Utara road section to support development of the National Tourism Strategic Area in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province. Head of West Manggarai District Agustinus … Read more

Indonesia’s May imports decline 5.62 percent to reach US$14.53 billion

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s imports in May 2019 reached US$14.53 billion, a drop of 5.62 percent than that recorded a month earlier, according to the Central Agency of Statistics (BPS). In comparison with the corresponding month last year, imports in May 2019 decreased 17.71 percent, BPS Chief Suharyanto noted here on Monday. Imports in May … Read more

AirAsia expands domestic route network by launching five new routes

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As part of its expansion plans, low-cost airlines AirAsia Indonesia is set to launch flight services on five new domestic routes, effective from August 1, 2019. “We have since long sought to expand our domestic route network, so with AirAsia’s newest hub in Lombok inaugurated in early May and the addition of … Read more

Lion Air to start operations in Kertajati Airport in July

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s low cost carrier Lion Air will start its operation in Kertajati International Airport in Majalengka, West Java on July 1, with 26 flights per day. “This has marked our full shift from Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung, West Java,” Lion Air’s Corporate Communications Strategic Danang Mandala Prihantoro said in a statement … Read more

Reviving a culture locally and spreading the love globally: The story of Suwe Ora Jamu

In a growing health minded and fitspo era, it wouldn’t seem odd or unheard of to boost your beverages with turmeric or tamarind. Nowadays, many hip coffee shops offer a turmeric latte or tamarind lemon tonic.  In Indonesia however, the use of tamarind, ginger, and turmeric in drinks has been part of the culture for generations. Indonesians get their shot of jamu every day, the way Italians get their shot of espresso while standing against a counter.

 Jamu is made of plants and spices such as ginger, turmeric, cloves, fennel, celery, and tamarind. Indonesians drink it daily to maintain health and to prevent diseases. Jamu is often prepared traditionally at a street stall or by ladies who walk the streets with baskets attached to their bodies that are filled with spices and mixtures. Nova Dewi Setiabudi was introduced to jamu at a young age by her late grandmother. When she moved to Jakarta early 2011 she had a hard time finding fresh tasting jamu like she had at home. And whilst many people still drank their jamu, she noticed how the younger generation of Indonesians have become less interested in the goodness of jamu.

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