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142 rare orchids planted in Bangka Belitung for flora preservation

“The orchid preservation activity is carried out in the Upang River biodiversity-tourism area in Tanah Bawah Village, Puding Besar Sub-district”

Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung (ANTARA) – Activists of environmental NGOs — Bangka Flora Society (BFS) and Salam Alam Upang — have planted 142 rare orchids under the initiative to preserve the flora in Bangka Belitung Islands Province.

“The orchid preservation activity is conducted in the Upang River biodiversity tourism area in Tanah Bawah Village, Puding Besar Sub-district,” BFS Chairperson Dian Rossana Angraini stated here on Thursday.

The orchids were planted in commemoration of World Environment Day and Land Degradation Day that fell on June 17, 2019, for the preservation of flora.

The orchid species comprised Phalaenopsis sumatrana, Bulbophyllum limbatum, Dendriboum peradii, Ryncostyllus retusa (squirrel’s tail vanda), Arundina grammyniflora, Maxilaria, Trixpermum, Oncydium, and Catlya.

Of the 142 orchids planted, 75 are gifts from the family of the late Elsye Taufif Rani, whose favorites are Phalaenopsis Sumatrana, Ryncostyllus retusa, and Maxilaria.

The late Elsye Lestari Taufiq Rani dedicated her life to the preservation of orchids, specifically those of Bangka Belitung’s endemic species. Hence, the Upang River biodiversity tourism area has been named in her honor.

Source: Antara News

Jakarta residents given opportunity to hold events in Betawi Village

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Betawi Cultural Village (UPK) Management Unit of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Office of Tourism and Culture will allow the community to hold events at the Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta.

“All activities must have something to do with Betawi culture,” said Roni, of the UPK UN Information and Education Service staff at the DKI Jakarta Province Tourism and Culture Office, who was met in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Roni said providing food for events must include using Betawi food SMEs so that the entire province of DKI Jakarta would benefit.

Source: Antara News

Jakarta residents given opportunity to hold events in Betawi Village

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Betawi Cultural Village (UPK) Management Unit of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Office of Tourism and Culture will allow the community to hold events at the Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta.

“All activities must have something to do with Betawi culture,” said Roni, of the UPK UN Information and Education Service staff at the DKI Jakarta Province Tourism and Culture Office, who was met in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Roni said providing food for events must include using Betawi food SMEs so that the entire province of DKI Jakarta would benefit.

Source: Antara News

900 hectares of rice fields flooded in Penajam, E Kalimantan

Penajam, East Kalimantan (ANTARA) – At least 900 hectares of rice fields were inundated in Babulu Sub-district, Penajam Paser Utara District, East Kalimantan Province.

Of the 900 hectares, 600 hectares were located in Sebakung Village and 300 hectares in Sri Rahrja, Bambang Marjuki, an official of the Penajam Paser Utara agriculture office, said here on Tuesday.

The condition of paddy plants were not very bad, so local farmers still could harvest it, he said.

The paddy would have been spoiled if the rice fields were flooded for too long, and if the farmers did not harvest it immediately, he said.

In the meantime, flooding in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, earlier, had extended to a broader area and affected 9,358 families constituting 30,580 people, rising from 20 thousand people the day before, in North Samarinda, Sungai Pinang, and Samarinda Ulu sub-districts.

Sungai Pinang bore the maximum brunt, with the natural disaster impacting 23,261 residents, Hendra AH, secretary of the Samarinda disaster mitigation office, remarked in Samarinda on June 12, 2019.

In North Samarinda, flooding affected 13,794 people, including 828 families comprising 2,534 people in the Sempaja Timur urban village and 2,511 residents of Sempaja Utara. Floodwaters reached heights of nearly 100 centimeters (cm) in the Bumi Sempaja residential complex.

In the Griya Mukti housing complex located in the Gunung Lingai urban village, floodwaters rose to heights of 80 to 170 cm, impacting 1,390 households of 4,764 people.

In the Samarinda Ulu Sub-district, 328 families comprising 1,201 people, mostly of Sidodadi Urban Village, are reeling under the impact of the flooding.

The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has disbursed logistics aid to the victims of flooding that had hit Samarinda over the past six days.

Recently, flooding ravaged several Indonesian provinces, including East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, and South Kalimantan.

Flooding in Morowali District in Central Sulawesi over the past 72 hours has destroyed four bridges and caused extensive damage to over 10 homes.

A total of 1,437 residents of Dampala Village and 800 residents of Leelee Village were affected by the flooding.

Source: Antara News