A window to Indonesian heritage

Students had an opportunity to glimpse into Indonesian culture during the International Day at Religious Teacher’s University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) on Sunday, said the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam.

Through an exhibition entitled “Indonesia: Rich Cultural Heritage”, the Indonesian Embassy displayed several exhibits, information kits, and video recordings.

Representing 34 Indonesian Provinces, figurines dressed in traditional costumes from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua, were on display along with related information.

Figurines in the Saman dance costume from Aceh, the Gambuh dance from Bali, in pencak silat uniform, and in traditional Malay attire for the pantun were also on display, representing Indonesian heritage.

Also displayed were a replica of a leather puppet, miniature angklung, miniature hand printed batik equipment, miniature pinisi boat from South Sulawesi, photographs of typical dishes from 34 Indonesian provinces in the form of a video, books on Indonesian culture and tourism brochures.

In addition, the booth also exhibited the Istiqlal Mushaf which featured the manuscript illumination from various regions of Indonesia, information related to the oldest Al-Quran in Indonesia and the largest Al-Qur’an in the world, books related to mosques in Indonesia.

Students appreciate figurines dressed in traditional Indonesian costume. PHOTO: INDONESIAN EMBASSY