In order to increase immunity, the Regent of Indragiri Hilir (Inhil), HM Wardan routinely cycled around Tembilahan City.
Not only to maintain health but by cycling casually the Regent can also directly observe Tembilahan’s condition and be more familiar with the community.
While having fun walking around on his bicycle, the Regent stopped to buy traditional cakes at one of the stalls.
“I admit that it is no secret that Indonesian food is very delicious, as well as the cakes. Indonesians are very good at making cakes. In Indragiri Hilir, there are various types of cakes, and they are all very delicious,” said the Regent with a smile.
Although currently there are many culinary trends and foreign pastries affecting Indonesian cuisine, the Regent hopes that the community will love and preserve traditional food more, because it is one of the cultural heritages that become the identity of the nation.
“I invite the whole community to love local food more, even though food from outside is also delicious, but our food, our cakes are no less delicious, and our cakes have characteristics according to their region of origin because they are made based on local food staples. “he concluded.
In addition, the Regent instructed the agencies and communities who wanted to hold events, to prioritize serving Inhil traditional foods or cakes, so that these foods would not become extinct, on the other hand, it could help the economy of MSMEs.