I always thought that anyone who is appointed to promote Indonesian Culture and Tourism to the world should be very nice looking, passionate & know lots of things about Indonesia, and about other countries, at least their language.
That is why I was very surprised when I read Twitter message from BeradaDisini yesterday saying that Eddy Silitonga (59), a singer popular in 1970 and 1980 but not anymore, has been appointed as Indonesia's Tourism Envoy.
As part of his duty, Eddy will conduct an overland tour to 49 countries from16 April 2010 until 10 January 2011.
For detailed media reports, please click here and here.
Considering Eddy's old age of 59, and the long and tough overland tour to 49 countries that he should carry out, I wonder whether the promotion would reach its goals effectively.
Nevertheless, I am sure that the Minister and his staffs have carefully considered every possibilities before appointing Eddy Silitonga.