JAKARTA - As a boost to the arrival of tourists from China and abroad, Indonesia will build Xiao clan museum on the Bangka island.
Why the Xiao clan? Johnnie Sugiarto, Chairman of International Xiao Clan revealed that Xiao clan is one of the most influential clans in China. There are 8 Prime Ministers and 27 kings from Xiao clan.
"We have one hectare of land to build the museum and culture house of Xiao clan in Bangka. There will be a house of worship too. All history records of the 8 Prime Ministers and 27 kings will also be there," Johnnie said on the sidelines of the opening of The First Xiao International Culture Week in Jakarta, recently.
This Founder and Chairman of EL JOHN Foundation added that this Xiao clan museum will be equipped with a library that will provide all information about the history of the Xiao clan, including the history of the 8 Chinese Prime Ministers and 27 kings from Xiao clan.
"I am Indonesian, I am proud of Indonesia, because it must be able to influence the world to see Indonesia. Through this museum everything can be told and Chinese and foreign tourists can come to see the history of the Xiao clan relic," said Johnnie.
He hopes the existence of this museum can be used as an information center for every member of the extended family of Xiao clan who want to know the history of Xiao clan.
"Xiao clan scattered all over the world can continuously come to Indonesia and see its history. We hope this can become an attraction and tourism potential of Indonesia," added Johnnie.