Surakarta, Java is focusing on MICE Tourism

Published on : Saturday, August 12, 2017

KERATON-SURAKARTASurakarta, a busy city in Central part of Java, is seeking to become the favoured destination for business conventions and the meetings.



The Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions (AACC) recently conducted an international symposium on August 9th –August 10th in Surakarta, Central Java, where it is revealed that this city is focusing largely on the MICE tourism.




This The Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions meeting is joined by 120 constitutional judges from 15 Asian countries.  The event’s opening ceremony was attended by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.




The proposal to make this city as a center of business tourism to earn revenue was supported by the Tourism Ministry of Java, the symposium is said to help the promotion of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism in Surakarta.




All secretary generals, constitutional judges from across Asia and President Jokowi gathered in Solo for a MICE event.




After the meeting, they are likely to take a tour and it’s a great opportunity to introduce Joglosemar tourism, said the ministry’s Archipelago Tourism Marketing Development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti.




The participants can opt to explore plenty of things, from arts and culture to shopping and culinary and the heritage destinations.




The Central Java city is home of Kasunanan and Mangkunegaran royal palaces, as well as Kauman batik kampong, Laweyan Taman Balekambang, Radya Pustaka Museum and Wayang Orang Sriwedari. These are the architectural and the historical delights of this city. For an authentic shopping experience, the visitors can visit Pasar Klewer, Pasar Windujenar, Pasar Gedhe, Ngarsopuro Night Market and Gladag Langen Bogan Solo.




Surakarta also has a wide collection of delicious traditional dishes, such as serabi (rice flour pancake with coconut milk) Notosuman, nasi liwet (savory steamed rice with spicy fried condiment), cabuk rambak, timlo (clear soup filled with various garnishes) Solo, es gempol pleret, tengkleng (mutton soup) and sate buntel.




Surakarta is popular in the map of tourism for the presence of National Press Monument, village life and the palaces.



Taman Sriwedari is a popular local entertainment park featuring a children’s playground, dangdut music performance and Wayang Wong traditional Javanese dance performance almost every night.



Surakarta is now developing with the entertainment parks and the eco-tourism to attract more global tourists and this city is also developing the rail, road and airways connectivity.




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