Senin , 17 July 2017, 22:25 WIB

Indonesian Spice Garden opens in Netherlands

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Indonesian spices.
Indonesian spices.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON -- Indonesian Spice Garden has been opened in Giethoorn tourist center, which is located about 2.5 hours from Amsterdam, and has become one of the new tourist destination in the Netherlands.

The opening of spice garden, which is made in a greenhouse, was attended by Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands, I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, according a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague received by Antara here on Monday.

The spice garden is managed by Marlisa Wareman, a Dutch citizen of Indonesian descent. Visitors can come across some typical Indonesian spices like galangal (aromatic ginger), turmeric, ginger, betel nut, and lemongrass in the spice garden.

The garden also has Indonesian typical fauna, such as parrot, black-winged starling, wren, mongoose, tiger cat, and koi; traditional products, including coffee, handicrafts, and ginger tea; and a set of Javanese gamelan, a traditional instrumental ensemble.

The opening of the herb garden also marked the groundbreaking of Balinese Lingga and Yoni statues for the construction of a temple in the Indonesia Garden for Hindus.

The ambassador expressed hope that the temple will provide an atmosphere of harmony in the Indonesia Garden and bring the relations between the Dutch and Indonesia closer.

The Garden of Indonesia in the tourist center has been visited by about 50 thousand people in summer 2016.

As the herb garden is made in a greenhouse, the garden will remain open in winter. Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of Indonesia in the Netherlands throughout the year while enjoying typical Indonesian drinks, ginger tea, and cendol, which is an iced sweet dessert that contains green rice flour jelly, coconut milk, and palm sugar syrup.

Sumber : Antara

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