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Indonesia’s halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Indonesia's halal tourism bid faces pig pushback

Contestants in a pig-catching competition show off their prize in Muara, Indonesia. (AFP photo) MUARA, Indonesia: A bid to lure more visitors by spreading halal tourism across the archipelago is facing a backlash, with a Christian celebration of pigs — forbidden for Muslims — the latest act of dissent. The ...

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West Sumatra Gears Up to Hold 11th Tour de Singkarak

West Sumatra Gears Up to Hold 11th Tour de Singkarak

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – West Sumatra Province is gearing up to implement its iconic sports tourism event of Tour de Singkarak (TdS), the international cycling race, scheduled on November 2-10, 2019. The route for the 11th edition of the TdS will be expanded this year for the first time to also cover ...

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Activists: We must not fan Indonesian forest fires

Activists: We must not fan Indonesian forest fires

PETALING JAYA: As the forest fires in Sumatra rage on, Malaysian activists are calling on the people to be more aware of protecting the environment. Indonesian authorities have declared an emergency in six provinces in Sumatra and have deployed military and police personnel to combat the forest fires. The six ...

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