Who knows a Dayak girl like me had been in Japan for 1 week for promoting Kalimantan Tourism. I didn’t expect that before. Actually, I did some Travel fair before in Pontianak, Batam and Yogjakarta, but this is the 1st time my business “Central Borneo Guide” goes to International!
When Central Kalimantan and Indonesia Tourism Ministry asked me to join JATA Tourism Expo in Tokyo as a representative of Central Kalimantan Delegation, I surprised! Now, they look at me as a person who brings some tourists to Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan.
JATA Event is the one of biggest travel fair in the world. Every country in the world joins this event. Indonesia is tourism is quite popular right now and Central Kalimantan tourism grows up so fast! Most of Japanese people interested with Indonesia and its culture. So I feel confidence to promote my own business (Central Borneo Guide). Then, I asked to Annisa from Tri Handkerchiefs to bring some TRIs to this event and I gave some people as a souvenir when they visit and interested with Central Kalimantan. Japanese culture is a Kawaii means cute and something unique and TRI is best option to bring it. I support TRI since February 2017.
Then, I flew from Palangka Raya-Jakarta-Tokyo. Flew on the plane for 7 hours for the 1st time! Maybe you can feel what I feel when you fly long time on the plane for the 1st time. Jet Lag!
I am not only join this event, I also doing extend for Homestay program for 3D2N. I was walking around in Tokyo and visited some places, met kind people in Tokyo.
I was so lucky when I was in Tokyo. I have beautiful Mama San (Host), I had meeting with Mr. Hashimoto (I adore him), Miss Japan 2017, and other people that I can’t mention one by one.
Well, my walks never stop here! It is not enough and I will walk anymore to find, to get, to meet, people I the world to visit my beautiful Island “Kalimantan/ Borneo”.