The State News Agency Antara reports that international action movie star Jackie Chan has been appointed as a special tourism ambassador for Indonesian to the Chinese market.
Confirming the news of Chan’s appointment, the Director of Overseas Tourism Promotion from the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Nia Niscaya, said the appointment would be officially bestowed at the China International Travelmart to be held in Guangzhou on August 30, 2014.
Press reports say that Jackie Chan will celebrate his appointment by singing the well-known Indonesian song “Bengawan Solo” in Chinese.
The song will be recorded and eventually available for download on line.
Chan said he hopes to assist the Indonesian government in its goal to attract 1 million Chinese tourists in 2014.
Niscaya told the press that Jackie Chan is donating his time and services to assist Indonesian tourism.