Visit Jambi!

We met in the governor’s office with a Jambi historian (H. Junaidi T. Noor-center), who also happens to be an adviser to the governor. This man freely spent two hours with us presenting information about Jambi’s history.
The picture in the background is Mr. Noor’s son, paddling down the streets of the City of Jambi during a major flood that took place somewhere around 2002 or 2003.

We have friends and family members that won’t come to Indonesia because they fear for their safety. We want them all to know that this fear is unfounded. We have been living in Indonesia for 3 years and we have never been threatened by Muslims, in fact, all of our neighbors are Muslims and they are extremely friendly people.

We have been invited to Muslim weddings and other special holidays, and they are overjoyed to have the opportunity to share their lives with us. We have visited several police departments–not while on official business, and they have been very helpful in giving us information about Indonesian life.

We have been to the governor’s offices and have spoken with people there for hours. These good people have gone out of their way to help us in our efforts to promote tourism in Jambi.

Terrorists Aren’t Welcome

Billboard in the City of Jambi
“Terrorists are Enemies of All Religions”
Tourists can feel safe coming to Jambi because the government has made their position clear that terrorists aren’t welcome.

Jambi has taken a firm stance against terrorists. Muslims have held demonstrations voicing their disapproval of recruitment efforts of radical groups. They even have installed signs around the city to boldly make their position known that terrorists aren’t welcome.

So, you can now feel secure! You can make your plans, purchase your tickets, and come to Jambi and enjoy the natural beauty of the many untouched jungles. We have a category on the right side of our blog that’s named: Tourism Jambi. Under that heading you will find 79 articles (with pictures) that describe many of the tourist sites that can be visited in Jambi.