Ponorogo to be Proposed as UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) will encourage the submission of Ponorogo as a UNESCO Creative Cities Network
TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) will encourage the submission of Ponorogo as a UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Previously, four cities in Indonesia had been designated as a UNESCO creative city network.
The four cities are Pekalongan as the City of Crafts and Folk Arts, Bandung as the City of Design, Ambon as the City of Music, and Jakarta as the City of Literature.
Previously, Reog Ponorogo had been proposed as an intangible cultural heritage that was proposed by Indonesia to UNESCO.
According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, making the Reog Ponorogo event an international standard will bring in more foreign tourists.
He will also encourage it to be realized soon.
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Sandiaga said that until 2020, Indonesia had 1,239 intangible cultural heritages, one of which was the reog performance art.
For this reason, it is important that the reog show continues to be preserved by the entire community.
The effort to make Reog part of the UNESCO creative city network, according to Sandiaga, will have an impact on the preservation of Ponorogo's arts and culture as well as the promotion of tourist attractions to the global market.
Through Reog Ponorogo, he also hopes that business opportunities and job opportunities can be created as widely as possible.