During the discussion, participants were introduced to tourist spots in Labuan Bajo and Bromo through videos and photos.
“Tourism is a powerful weapon that can be utilized to recover Indonesia’s economy post-pandemic,” Uno stated in a press release issued by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore on Friday.
The event on Thursday was part of a series of discussions organized to promote the second edition of the book Road to the 10 New Bali.
Thursday's discussion, streamed as episode five of the discussion series, focused on Labuan Bajo and Bromo.
The 10 New Bali book was compiled by the Indonesian diaspora in Singapore as well as foreigners keen on photography and Indonesian tourists, Uno said.
The book will help accelerate preparations to present more qualified and sustainable tourism and creative economy sectors, he added.
Concurring with Uno, Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Suryo Pratomo expressed the hope that the book as well as the embassy's endeavors towards tourism promotion would support the Indonesian tourism sector's development.
The second edition of the book not only features pictures of 10 leading tourist destinations -- Lake Toba, Belitung, Tanjung Lesung, Seribu Islands, Prambanan and Borobudur Temples, Bromo Tenger Semeru National Park, Mandalika Lombok, Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, Wakatobi, and Morotai, but it also provides important information for travelers planning to visit the destinations, he said.
During the discussion, photographers shared stories behind the photos and videos of Labuan Bajo and Bromo with participants, he added.
The embassy said it expects the creative promotion of Indonesia’s tourist destinations to make travelers keen to visit Indonesia after the pandemic ends.