Minister of Tourism Wonderfully Impressed with JFC Event
"It's really cool. It's not wrong if we enter JFC into a Wonderful Top 3 Event Calendar of Indonesia," Arief said after watching the JFC Grand Carnival in Jember, East Java, Sunday (08/12/2018).
He said the carnival performed by JFC was as level as with Notting Hill's international carnival in the United States and Reunion Carnival in Paris. In fact, the national costum designed by President of JFC Dynand Fariz has also won eleven times in various international competitions, one of them were the Miss Universe 2015 in Florida.
"If we elaborate again we are number 3 after America and Paris," he said.
Arief claimed that the surge in visits to Indonesia, especially Jember, also occurred throughout the JFC event from August 8 to 12. In fact, he said the number of domestic tourists increased by 500 thousand.
"If the number of foreign tourists are at around 3000 to 5000 people, the biggest are the tourists from Indonesia or domestic tourists, which are around 500,000 people," he said.
This year, Jember Fashion Carnival adopted the Asia Light theme that depicts the rise and greatness of Asian countries. There are 10 definitions that are considered to represent the Asian continent namely Kujang (Indonesia), Thailand, Shogun (Japan), Ottoman (Turkey), Bianlian (China), Babylonia (Iraq), Silla (Korea), Saudi Arabia and India. (*)