Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Yesterday, 23 February 2009, I went to Dongbaek Island with my friends. Dongbaek Island is near by Haeundae Beach, the famous beach in Republic of Korea. Those island and beach are usually visited by tourist in summer. But when we went there, a lot of people were also interesting to.

Nurimaru is pure Korean language. Nuri (World) and Maru (Peak or top) symbolize the Conference hall of APEC, and means "the place where the leaders of APEC countries meet to discuss issues". Asia Pasific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has 21 members : (sort by alphabet) Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China-People's Republic of, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taipei-Chinese, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.

APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was established in 1989 to further enhance economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community.

It's a wonderful experience to me to visit a place where our leader (President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono) has already been there before. APEC meeting was held at this place in 2005. It's a great place where a history has been made in. I saw pictures and watched videos to memorize the meeting. I also went to the meeting room of the leaders.

There were also the place for leaders taking pictures together.
Thanks to Mery (Bernardo's wife) for taking a lot of picture of us. :-)


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