YOGYAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Singapore is seeking cooperation with Yogyakarta city in Central Java , especially in the fields of culture and tourism.
see that Yogyakarta is a region that is rich in culture and
extraordinary tourism potentials," Singapore’s foreign and domestic
affairs minister Masagus Zulkifli said here on Saturday.
when meeting with the deputy governor of the special region, Sri Paku
Alam IX, that Singapore also wishes to open Singapore Airline flights to
"This is to ease visits by the Singaporean people for tourism or to learn the culture, tourism and language," he said.
said Singapore as a tourist destination received around 12 million
foreign visitors every year who stayed there mostly for three days. He
said the tourists after visiting Singapore actually also wished to be
able to continue their trips to other regions.
one of their choices," he said. He said Singapore also wishes several
school teachers in that country could also learn Indonesian and Malay
languages in Yogyakarta for around three to four months.
Alam IX welcomed the cooperation offer saying that the Yogyakarta
provincial administration would provide facilities for smooth
development of the cooperation in the future.
During the meeting
minister Masagus Zulkifli was accompanied by Singapore deputy
ambassador Gerrard Ho and Paku Alam by the assistant for economic and
development affairs, Andung Prihadi Santoso and head of Yogyakarta
tourism service, Tazbir Abdullah.