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Indonesia exploits industrial past to expand tourism market

Jokowi government wants to grow industry to 10% of GDP

The old Bukit Asam building in Sawahlunto, Indonesia, built during the Dutch colonial era, is currently being converted into a hotel. (Photo by Jun Suzuki)

JAKARTA -- Tours of closed coal mines and other industrial heritage sites from Indonesia's colonial past are increasingly attracting visitors, helping President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo toward his goal of significantly growing the country's tourism industry.

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