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WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts

 

Get Ready for the ultimate Culinary and Shopping Fiesta!

For one whole month, exciting festivities will sweep across the entire Indonesian Archipelago as the Wonderful Indonesia Culinary and Shopping Festival (WICSF) 2018 takes place from 27th September to 27th October 2018. The massive festivities will be the highlight of over 150 malls and shopping centers in 20 provinces across the Archipelago.

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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Entering its 3rd edition this year, the event is the collaborative work of the Ministry of Tourism with the Association of Shopping Centers Management of Indonesia (APPBI).

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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If last year the Kota Kasablanka Mall in the capital city of Jakarta was a host for the grand opening of WICSF 2017, this year the Grand Opening of WICSF 2018 will be at the Beachwalk Shopping Center on fabulous Bali. After the opening, the festival will start simultaneously at numerous provinces including Jakarta, Riau, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, South Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, and more.

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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During the nationwide festival, top malls and popular shopping centers will definitely pamper visitors with a plethora of scrumptious culinary delights next to amazing shopping sensations offering huge discounts.

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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At the press conference held at the Sapta Pesona Building  (Office of the Ministry of Tourism) on Tuesday, 18th September 2018,  Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya revealed that WICSF has continuously achieved success as shown from the number of participating malls that has increased year by year. “Each year, the number of participating malls continues to grow.

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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In 2016, 85 malls took part, this increased to 104 malls in 2017, and now in 2018, there are 150 malls involved. What’s more, transactions also keep rising. During one month, transactions can reach on average IDR1.3trillion per mall. After rising 40% and 60% in the last two years, this year’s transactions are projected to surge by 80%” assured Minister Arief Yahya.

WONDERFUL INDONESIA CULINARY AND SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2018 : Yummy Food and Discounts
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 In the Culinary field, Indonesia already has Soto declared as National Food by the Creative Economy Agency (BEKRAF). But, Indonesia has many more culinary favorites that are equally, if not even more popularly recognized as Indonesia’s National Foods, which are:  Rendang, Nasi Goreng, Sate, and Gado-gado.  In addition, the Ministry of Tourism has also decided upon three destinations to be developed as special Gastronomy Destinations that even now adhering to  UNWTO standards. These are Bali,  the Joglosemar (Jogjakarta-Solo-Semarang) area of Central Java, and Bandung in West Java.

 

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