International Office University of Lambung Mangkurat (ULM) held an international program titled “Preserving Floating Market International Community Engagement Program”. The series of activities were held from 25 to 30 November 2019 and focused on the preservation of floating market tourism in South Kalimantan. The opening ceremony was held at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Lecture Theater Building and attended by the ULM Rector Prof. Sutarto Hadi, Director of International Office Dr. Arief Budiman, and Vice Dean III of FEB Ahmad Rifani.
Dr. Arief Budiman as the head of the committee said that this program is the newest program from ULM where we invite students from all over the world to participate in giving ideas and contributions to preserving the floating cultural heritage of the floating market. This activity was attended by 10 international students from various countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Australia, Kyrgyzstan, and Morocco. He hopes that they can get the best experience while being here.
In his speech the ULM’s Rector said, as a city of the Thousand Rivers, the floating market is one of the leading destinations in Banjarmasin and in South Kalimantan. With this program, ULM can work together with the government to improve the quality of the floating market. In addition, ULM has also collaborated with Indonesian Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in preserving the iconic animal in South Kalimantan. So, with the development of these destinations and cultures, this will result in an increase in tourists visiting South Kalimantan. (IO-ULM)