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PROMOTING INDONESIA-INDIA CULTURE, ECONOMY, TRADE & INVESTMENTS THROUGH MICE TOURISM
   
( Compiled from the keynote address delivered by Pak Arvind Kumar, an acknowledged Indonesian Investment, financial and cultural expert in USA; former advisor to the Indonesian Government commodities export promotion board(AEKI) and research scholar on the evolution of “Hindu-Islam-Buddhist religious, cultural and spiritual synthesis” in Indonesia. )
A BRIEF GLANCE IN TO THE CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND TRADE LINKS BETWEEN INDIA AND INDONESIA
Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman Candi Borobudur Prambanan 
Gracing the southwestern corner of the Monas(Freedom Square), at the downtown central business district in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, this statue depicts Arjuna Wijaya, the charismatic archer from the Indian legend Mahabharata, with a bow and arrow, riding a chariot of six galloping horses - a scene supposedly taken from Bharata Yuda War when Arjuna defeated Karna. The monument holds great significance for the Indonesians, with some believing that the very figure opens a door to the spiritual world.
“Ramayana and Mahabharata are most popular in Indonesia. They were probably translated in the 11th century during the reign of King Airlangga in the ancient Kawi language. King Airlangga was himself a great scholar and ascetic who spent many years in the jungle in meditation. Ramayana and Mahabharata are the basis of innumerable dances, plays, sculptures, paintings and music themes.”
“In August 1927 when Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel prize winner arrived at Tanjung Priok harbor, he burst into a verse in the memory of the golden threads of kinship that have existed between India and Indonesia.”
“In 1947, Biju Patnaik flew a private plane full of medicines to Indonesia and also rescued Mohammad Hatta and P.M. Sutan Sjahrir from the Dutch and brought them to India. In 1951 when Nehru visited Bali he said, “this is the morning of the world.”
Gedong Gandhi Ashram, Candi Dasa, Bali, founded by Late Ibu Gedong Bagoes Oka(member of Indonesian parliment in the New Order parliament of Indonesia’s President Soeharto in 1968) in 1921 after a visit to India and inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi (www.ashramgandhi.com)
“The earliest historical record is in Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java. An early Hindu archeological relic of a Ganesha statue from the 1st Century AD has been found on the summit of Mount Raksa in Panaitan Island. The next historical record is in the area of Kutai on the Mahakam River in east Kalimantan. Three rough plinths dating from the beginning of the fourth century are recorded in the Pallavi script of India. The inscription reads: “A gift to the Brahmin priests.”
“The famous Batu Tulis (stone writing) near Bogor in Western Java is on a huge black boulder in, around 450 A.D king Purnawarna inscribed his name and made an imprint of his footprints, as well as his elephant's footprints. The accompanying inscription reads, ‘Here are the footprints of King Purnawarna, the heroic conqueror of the world’. This inscription is in Sanskrit and is still clear after 1500 years. This is the oldest archeological monument in Java. (Candi) Badut near Malang in East Java was built in A.D 760. Candi is the name of the Hindu Goddess of Time and Death. This area is literally strewn with ancient Hindu temples and even today temples are being dug out from the ground”.
“During the 8th and 9th century, the world's largest Buddhist complex Borobudur and Prambanan the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia were built near Yogyakarta in Central Java. In the 10th Century, students were sent to Nalanda Buddhist University in N.E.India”.
“The national emblem of the Republic of Indonesia"Garuda Pancasila" is adorned with the Garuda in the Indonesian history holds a place of honor. It is a symbol of national emblem with Wishnu riding it. Garuda sculpture is shown in countless temples. Garuda stands for complete devotion to Lord Vishnu and subsequent freedom from evil. Garuda also stands for the freedom of the people of Indonesia from foreign rule”.
“The (Candi) Badut near Malang in East Java built in A.D 760. Candi is the name of the Hindu Goddess of Time and Death. This area is literally strewn with ancient Hindu temples and even today temples are being dug out from the ground.”
“In Sumatra in the 12/13th Century arose the great Kingdom of Sriwijaya. However, it was during the reign of King Hayam Wuruk of the Majapahit Kingdom that the Prime Minister Gajah Mada united the entire Indonesia into a single state. It was the golden era of Indonesia.”
“The national emblem of the Republic of Indonesia – “Garuda Pancasila” is adorned with the with the words Bhineka Tunggal Ika- which means Unity in Diversity. The concept of Bhineka Tunggal Ika was started during the 8th–9th centuries in Central Java to create an understanding between Hinduism and Buddhism. Classic example is Candi Shiwa - Buddha. Afterwards King Airlangga made use of it in the 11th century. However it was Mpu Tantular the court poet of the Majapahit kingdom who during the reign of King Hayam Wuruk   propagated this idea of a Unity in Diversity, in his poem.”
Mention must be made here of Panca Sila, the 5 basic principles of the Republic of Indonesia. They are: Faith in one God, Nationalism, Democracy, Humanity and Just Society. All over Indonesia, at Govt. places you see Garuda, the vehicle of the Hindu God Vishnu alongside with a Panca Sila plaque. Indonesians are extremely proud of their historical cultural past. Indonesia like India is secular and even one of their currency notes carries a picture of Lord Ganesha&rdquo.;
“Although there are hundreds of dialects throughout Indonesia, yet Bahasa Indonesia in roman script is understood everywhere and this is what unites them all in their outlook.
Indeed “Bhineka Tunggal Ika ”‘Unity in Diversity’ stands proved through Bahasa Indonesia, which shares many common words with Sanskrit like Guru, istri, suami, putri, putra, warna, Akasha and niscaya. Bahasa Indonesia is a very artistic language. Matahari means eye of the day which means Sun.”
Pak Arvin and Pak Sengol Dass with H.E. Mr K.J.Kumar, The Hon. Consul General of Indonesian Consulate, Chennai, at the time of promoting the “Bali Beyond” Sales Mission in Chennai, organized by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, The Indonesian Embassy, New Delhi & Indonesian Consulate, Chennai.
Pak Arvind Kumar, an International expert and advisor on the Indonesian economy, investment, trade and finance is seen engaged in a lively conversation with H.E. Mr K.J.Kumar, the Hon. Consul General of the Indonesian Consulate, Chennai, on the potential between Indonesia and India in energy, mining, agriculture, Health care, IT and tourism.
MELALI MICE BALI is proud member of ASITA (Association of the Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies & recognized by the Indonesian Government Tourism Department)
MELALI MICE INDONESIA is a pioneering Joint Venture, a first of it’s kind, between Indonesia and India, established in Chennai, South India – which is the gate way to the South East Asian countries – with the goal of promoting the Bali Island & Indonesian Archipelago, as the preferred leisure, entertainment, cultural, tropical, ecological, spiritual, adventure and MICE tour destination for the discerning Indian tourists and corporate travelers in India.
It is indeed a nostalgic re-discovery for the Indian travelers, as both India and Indonesia  have been having trade and cultural links for the last 2000 years. The start was made by Indian Traders, who were the first to arrive there in the 1st Century. Hinduism and Buddhism were next to follow. Even today a ship starts from the port of Paradeep in Orissa to Bali. The voyage is known as BALI YATRA.”
PT. MELALI BALI GROUP, an internationally renowned and well established tour operator and MICE expert in Indonesia, with its head office located in the idyllic, world-famous resort island of Bali – called as the ISLAND OF GODS for its exotic beauty, breath-taking views, sun-kissed beaches, artistic culture, friendly people, modern infrastructure, global flight connectivity, 24/7 fun-filled life - is now aiming to re-start this  BALI YATRA FROM CHENNAI, the gate way of South India and also a gate way to the entire South-East Asia for it’s easier flight connectivity to the hubs of Singapore and Malaysia. So let us call it as  CHENNAI TO BALI YATRA! Today, Melali Bali Group is helping the Indian tourists and corporate travelers to re-discover their voyage to the modern Indonesia and we can call it as the “Cultural Connectivity”
It is interesting to note that Chennai(also popularly known as Madras from the British colonial period), the capital of Tamil Nadu state, has a long and rich cultural and maritime history. Ruled by a succession of South Indian kingdoms, like the Pallava, Chola, Pandya, and Vijaynagar kingdoms, Chennai had attracted to its shores waves of traders, merchants and religious preachers from the foreign shores. A fragmentary Tamil inscription found in the Sumatra island in Indonesia cites the name of a merchant guild "Nanadesa Tisaiyayirattu Ainnutruvar "(literally, "the five hundred from the four countries and the thousand directions"), a famous merchant guild in the Chola country from Tamil Nadu. The inscription is dated 1088, indicating that there was an active overseas trade during the Chola period between Tamil Nadu and Indonesia. More evidence can be found in the Hindu temple complex at Prambanan in Java clearly shows the Dravidian architectural influences.
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First time in india – a reputed and well established indonesian boutique tour company has started its own tour & events marketing operations in india, through it’s own indian subsidiary company to provide that unforgettable and authentic experience of touring the exotic bali island and across the indonesian archipalego. Discerning indian travelers! Experience the bali & indonesia with us, you will love that unforgettable island life-experience, its rich cultural, artistic and colourful traditions, breath-taking sceneries of the indonesian archipelago, including it’s smoking volcanoes; and its warm, loving and ever-smiling local people, to name a few.
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