Jokowi buys local MSME products at the Batu Cermin Cave –

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There are five products purchased, which can reach Rp. 3 million and are paid in cash without haggling

Labuan Bajo ( – The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his family bought local MSME products that were exhibited at the Batu Cermin Cave tourist destination in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara.

“There are five products purchased, which can reach Rp. 3 million and are paid in cash without haggling,” said Finka (26) from Kananta Art Shop who was exhibiting his products in front of the Batu Cermin Cave in Labuan Bajo, Sunday afternoon.

After entering the Batu Cermin Cave, Indonesian President Joko Widodo saw MSME products exhibited by MSME actors in front of the cave.

The president seemed to be conversing with Finka and asked about the MSME product.

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Finka took an earring and explained that the earring was made of woven patchwork.

“All of our woven fabrics are not wasted, sir. If some have been used for bags or clothes, we use the rest for earrings, so all is used, because this is natural coloring,” Finka explained to President Jokowi.

On that occasion, President Jokowi bought a beach hat with an Ende motif. Meanwhile, his grandson, Jan Ethes, who is always accompanied by the President, bought him bucket hat Sikka pattern is blue. The price of each hat is IDR 200,000.

The President’s son-in-law, Selvi Ananda, was also seen chatting with the seller. Beside him, Gibran Rakabuming carried La Lembah Manah, President Jokowi’s granddaughter.

Selvi asked the price of the Sikka patterned bag to the seller. Then, he bought the Sikka patterned bag for IDR 500,000. Selvi also bought a blue Sikka motif rope bracelet for La Lembah Manah.

After buying these MSME products, President Jokowi along with his first child, son-in-law and two grandchildren got into the car and left the Batu Cermin Cave.

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Previously, the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, two sons, sons-in-law and grandchildren entered the Batu Cermin Cave.

Jokowi’s big family holiday moment was not attended by his daughter, Kahiyang Ayu with her husband and children.

“I’m still trembling, I’m very happy. Thank you for coming, sir,” said Finka proudly and gratefully.

The President visited Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, to check the readiness of this super priority tourism area for the implementation of the 42nd ASEAN Summit or ASEAN Summit from 9 to 11 May 2023.

Reporter: Fransiska Mariana Nuka
Editor: Chandra Hamdani Noor


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