Daily Archives: June 6, 2019

2019 Boyaa Poker Tournament Asia Schedule Announced

From Boyaa Interactive, the 5th edition of these popular poker series is back! This year, instead of the sumptuous casinos of Macau or the most luxurious resorts of Sanya, 2019 BPT Asia will take place in one of the most exciting cities of the world;Taipei, the soul of Taiwan and a sanctuary for Asian cultures.

The BPT event team recently announced the official full schedule of the TOURNAMENT. Be ready! BPT 2019 Asia will run from JUNE 28 to JULY 3!

An ecstasy of Texas Poker and a Prize Pool of 5 million NTD (approx. 160K$)!

Every year Boyaa Interactive makes an effort to bring something unique to our poker players, and for this BPT offline tournament, we have decided to go All-in with a professional competition and a charming trip. A gift for our loyal Boyaa Poker players and for all Texas Hold ’em enthusiasts in Asia. At the same time, following our tradition of organizing a wide variety of events, this BPT will have lots of Side Events, such as the exciting High Roller, Short Deck, and Rounders.

Poker, Asia, and leisure. Those are the three critical factors of this BPT tournament that will last six extraordinary days. Days to spend playing cards in an international poker tournament and also enjoying this touristic place with such a rich variety of food, culture, and pleasures.

The 2019 BPT online qualifiers started in April, and so far there have been thousands of participants and more than 100 winners of the coveted invitations for the offline finals in Taipei.

And what better than local poker stars from Taiwan to help us in promoting this initiative of Texas Poker! The 2nd winner of the 2017 BPT No Limit Hold’em, David Tai; Taiwan Millions Tournament champion, ArTLess; Pokerstars LIVE Manila Super Series champion, Tsui Han Hsiao; all of them have given a warm welcome to BPT and its team. Thank you all!

Remember, the final countdown has started, and the online qualifiers are still on fire!

See you in June, in Taiwan, for the BPT finals.

Source: Antara News

2019 Boyaa Poker Tournament Asia Schedule Announced

From Boyaa Interactive, the 5th edition of these popular poker series is back! This year, instead of the sumptuous casinos of Macau or the most luxurious resorts of Sanya, 2019 BPT Asia will take place in one of the most exciting cities of the world;Taipei, the soul of Taiwan and a sanctuary for Asian cultures.

The BPT event team recently announced the official full schedule of the TOURNAMENT. Be ready! BPT 2019 Asia will run from JUNE 28 to JULY 3!

An ecstasy of Texas Poker and a Prize Pool of 5 million NTD (approx. 160K$)!

Every year Boyaa Interactive makes an effort to bring something unique to our poker players, and for this BPT offline tournament, we have decided to go All-in with a professional competition and a charming trip. A gift for our loyal Boyaa Poker players and for all Texas Hold ’em enthusiasts in Asia. At the same time, following our tradition of organizing a wide variety of events, this BPT will have lots of Side Events, such as the exciting High Roller, Short Deck, and Rounders.

Poker, Asia, and leisure. Those are the three critical factors of this BPT tournament that will last six extraordinary days. Days to spend playing cards in an international poker tournament and also enjoying this touristic place with such a rich variety of food, culture, and pleasures.

The 2019 BPT online qualifiers started in April, and so far there have been thousands of participants and more than 100 winners of the coveted invitations for the offline finals in Taipei.

And what better than local poker stars from Taiwan to help us in promoting this initiative of Texas Poker! The 2nd winner of the 2017 BPT No Limit Hold’em, David Tai; Taiwan Millions Tournament champion, ArTLess; Pokerstars LIVE Manila Super Series champion, Tsui Han Hsiao; all of them have given a warm welcome to BPT and its team. Thank you all!

Remember, the final countdown has started, and the online qualifiers are still on fire!

See you in June, in Taiwan, for the BPT finals.

Source: Antara News

Indonesian cuisine reigns supreme at Eid celebrations in Netherlands

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As many as two thousand people attended the event of halal bihalal, or get-together to celebrate post-fasting festivities, at the Guest House of the Indonesian Embassy in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, on Tuesday (June 4).

Attendees at the event comprised not only Indonesian Muslims in the Netherlands but also non-Muslims, students, the Indonesian diaspora, friends of Indonesia, the press, and Dutch citizens.

First Secretary of the Indonesian Consulate’s Protocol and Consular Function, Noira Solani, in a statement on Thursday, remarked that it was a day apart from Indonesia, as 1 Shawwal 1440 H in the Netherlands fell on Tuesday in accordance with the decisions of Muslim scholars in The Hague.

In the Netherlands, people call Eid al-Fitr as Suikerfeest, which literally means a party of sugar, as on that day, several sweet foods are served.

The name is derived from the Moroccan and Turkish communities in the Netherlands. If Suikerfeest in the Netherlands is celebrated by serving sweet foods, then Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Guest House were marked by a special treat of Indonesian foods served on Lebaran, or the post-fasting festivities, specifically Lontong Opor, which is one of Indonesia’s traditional foods.

Indonesian citizens comprised members of the diaspora and Indonesian students coming from various cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Wageningen.

“I am from Groningen, coming here since I want to go out with friends,” Shania Aurielle, an Indonesian student at the University of Groningen. He was ready to hitch a train ride, spanning a distance of over 200 kilometers, to get the same feel of Eid that he experienced in his hometown.

In the meantime, Daan Goppel drove his rickshaw or pedicab from Amsterdam to The Hague, followed by Den Haag to Wassenaar, to participate in celebrating Eid al-Fitr with Indonesian citizens.

“Since a young age, I was really interested in Indonesia,” stated the winner of the 2017 Indonesian-speaking speech competition, who had studied Indonesian language for two months at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

In the meantime, Tran Ngoc Linh Phuong, a Vietnamese studying at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, came to halal bihalal to experience the Indonesian culture. Similarly, Kililou Agrien from Togo, Africa, who lives in Rotterdam, also celebrated Eid at the Guest House.

The halal bihalal 2019 was special, as ambassadors and representatives from ASEAN countries and other fellow countries also attended the event.

The attendees comprised the Philippine ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malaysian ambassador, Vietnamese ambassador, Thai ambassador, and Iranian ambassador, as well as the Azerbaijan Interim Authority, who will be the ambassador to Indonesia. Counselors of Bangladesh, India, and Thailand were also among the special guests.

Some snacks were offered in the afternoon as well as Indonesian culinary delicacies, including satay, soto Betawi, konro soup, karedok, guling goat from Bali James restaurant, and kebuli rice.

Some Indonesian singers belted out numbers to entertain the guests as they relished the spread.

The halal bihalal event, held by the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague, was an annual event of a series of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the Netherlands.

In addition to celebrating the Holy Day of Muslims, the event deepens friendship and brotherhood between the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague and the Indonesian people, including non-Muslims and Dutch people, who have closeness with Indonesia.

Before gathering at Wisma Duta, Indonesian Muslims performed the Eid prayer at Al-Hikmah Mosque in The Hague.

Mukhtar Hanif Zamzamy was the Imam at the prayer, while preacher Muhammad Iqbal delivered a sermon titled “Caring for the Message of Ramadan in Life.”

Some 1,800 people, comprising Indonesians, Dutch people, and other Muslims, including from Turkey and Morocco, attended the prayer.

Source: Antara News

Indonesian cuisine reigns supreme at Eid celebrations in Netherlands

Jakarta (ANTARA) – As many as two thousand people attended the event of halal bihalal, or get-together to celebrate post-fasting festivities, at the Guest House of the Indonesian Embassy in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, on Tuesday (June 4).

Attendees at the event comprised not only Indonesian Muslims in the Netherlands but also non-Muslims, students, the Indonesian diaspora, friends of Indonesia, the press, and Dutch citizens.

First Secretary of the Indonesian Consulate’s Protocol and Consular Function, Noira Solani, in a statement on Thursday, remarked that it was a day apart from Indonesia, as 1 Shawwal 1440 H in the Netherlands fell on Tuesday in accordance with the decisions of Muslim scholars in The Hague.

In the Netherlands, people call Eid al-Fitr as Suikerfeest, which literally means a party of sugar, as on that day, several sweet foods are served.

The name is derived from the Moroccan and Turkish communities in the Netherlands. If Suikerfeest in the Netherlands is celebrated by serving sweet foods, then Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Guest House were marked by a special treat of Indonesian foods served on Lebaran, or the post-fasting festivities, specifically Lontong Opor, which is one of Indonesia’s traditional foods.

Indonesian citizens comprised members of the diaspora and Indonesian students coming from various cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Wageningen.

“I am from Groningen, coming here since I want to go out with friends,” Shania Aurielle, an Indonesian student at the University of Groningen. He was ready to hitch a train ride, spanning a distance of over 200 kilometers, to get the same feel of Eid that he experienced in his hometown.

In the meantime, Daan Goppel drove his rickshaw or pedicab from Amsterdam to The Hague, followed by Den Haag to Wassenaar, to participate in celebrating Eid al-Fitr with Indonesian citizens.

“Since a young age, I was really interested in Indonesia,” stated the winner of the 2017 Indonesian-speaking speech competition, who had studied Indonesian language for two months at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta.

In the meantime, Tran Ngoc Linh Phuong, a Vietnamese studying at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, came to halal bihalal to experience the Indonesian culture. Similarly, Kililou Agrien from Togo, Africa, who lives in Rotterdam, also celebrated Eid at the Guest House.

The halal bihalal 2019 was special, as ambassadors and representatives from ASEAN countries and other fellow countries also attended the event.

The attendees comprised the Philippine ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malaysian ambassador, Vietnamese ambassador, Thai ambassador, and Iranian ambassador, as well as the Azerbaijan Interim Authority, who will be the ambassador to Indonesia. Counselors of Bangladesh, India, and Thailand were also among the special guests.

Some snacks were offered in the afternoon as well as Indonesian culinary delicacies, including satay, soto Betawi, konro soup, karedok, guling goat from Bali James restaurant, and kebuli rice.

Some Indonesian singers belted out numbers to entertain the guests as they relished the spread.

The halal bihalal event, held by the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague, was an annual event of a series of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the Netherlands.

In addition to celebrating the Holy Day of Muslims, the event deepens friendship and brotherhood between the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague and the Indonesian people, including non-Muslims and Dutch people, who have closeness with Indonesia.

Before gathering at Wisma Duta, Indonesian Muslims performed the Eid prayer at Al-Hikmah Mosque in The Hague.

Mukhtar Hanif Zamzamy was the Imam at the prayer, while preacher Muhammad Iqbal delivered a sermon titled “Caring for the Message of Ramadan in Life.”

Some 1,800 people, comprising Indonesians, Dutch people, and other Muslims, including from Turkey and Morocco, attended the prayer.

Source: Antara News

Jellyfish sting several dozen tourists on Gunung Kidul beaches

Gunung Kidul (ANTARA) – Several dozen tourists spending their Eid holiday on the beaches of Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta, were on the receiving end of stings from jellyfish.

Surisdiyanto, one of the local SAR officers in Baron, reported that until 14.00 p.m. local time, 94 tourists were stung by jellyfish in some beaches in the area, specifically in Sepanjang Beach, Watu Kodok Beach, Krakal Beach, Drini Beach, and Kukup Beach.

“Tourists get stung by jellyfish, as they play with these creatures. We then immediately offered help to them,” Surisdiyanto informed Antara, Thursday.

Reports of jellyfish stings were received during the Eid holiday, since Monday (June 3) until the second day of Eid al-Fitr on Thursday.

Most cases involved children, who liked to pick up jellyfish for fun.

Sea jellyfish (Physalia physalis) that are blue in color and float on the surface of the sea have dangling tentacles or legs that possess stinging cells, or nematocysts.

The nematocysts of these animals paralyze the prey and serve as a self-defense system from other predators, including humans. Exposure to a nematocyst tends to make the human body itchy that is then ensued by symptoms of burning, pain, and even shortness of breath.

“Presently, several jellyfish are present on the south coast. We urge you not to touch jellyfish,” Surisdiyanto emphasized.

Source: Antara News