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More tourists to Indonesia in 2010?
Published on 30 September 2009 04:15
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has said that the target of the number of tourists that will visit Indonesia in 2010 has been raised by half a million foreign tourists from the 2009 target of 6,5 million. "We are planning to raise the target for foreign tourist arrivals in 2010 to seven million, taking into account security improvements in Indonesia as well as the growth in arrivals this year," said Sapta Nirwandar, a marketing director at the ministry.
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With tourism becoming a large contributor to the Indonesian economy also starts prostitution to be a major source of income. Most of the Singaporean and Malaysian tourists who are coming through the gates of Batam are there only for 1 reason, same as the Arabs in Jakarta and Lombok and western women for gigolos in Bali.

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Has been for many years, especially when there was still gambling on Batam. That has been closed down by a more religious governor, so Singaporeans only go here to do officially nothing during the weekend. Problem solved! Problem for the government is that their income has dwindled because gambling has disappeared from the main street as well have 'related' jobs.

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