Crowds flock to Indonesia culture exhibition

Crowds flocked to the ‘Indonesia: Rich Cultural Heritage’ exhibition featuring several displays, information kits, and video recordings representing 34 Indonesian provinces. The exhibition is part of the ‘Global Cultures’ programme hosted by Qudoz Event Management at The Mall, Gadong.

According to the Indonesian Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, the exhibition aimed at fostering understanding of the richness of Indonesian culture and disseminates collaborative activities between the Indonesian community and the citizens of Brunei Darussalam.

Chairman of the Council for the Welfare of Persons with Different Abilities (MKOKU) Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab was the guest of honour.

Figurines dressed in traditional costumes from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua were also displayed.

The exhibition also saw items under United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind and the UNESCO World Heritage List, including figurines in the Saman dance costume from Aceh and the Gambuh dance costume from Bali, a Pencak Silat uniform, as well as traditional Malay attire.

ABOVE & BELOW: Figurines dressed in traditional costumes from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua on display; and guest of honour Chairman of the Council for the Welfare of Persons with Different Abilities Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab in a group photo with Indonesian Embassy officials. PHOTOS: INDONESIAN EMBASSY

The Indonesian Embassy representative Conakry briefs the guest of honour at the exhibition

A replica of Wayang Kulit, miniature Angklung, miniature hand printed batik equipment, and miniature Pinisi boat from South Sulawesi as well as photographs of typical dishes from Indonesian provinces, books on Indonesian culture and tourism brochures were on show.

Several activities participated by Indonesian Community Association (Permai) and the Indonesian Students Association including in the 73rd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Maulidur Rasul celebration, National Day of Brunei Darussalam, Gema Irama, and Angklung music performance were also screened.

Qudoz Event Management Chairperson Dayangku Noorbaizura binti Pengiran Haji Daud expressed her appreciation to the Indonesian Embassy for its participation and hoped it would participate again in the future.

‘Global Cultures’ was held in conjunction with the 37th National Day of Brunei Darussalam.

The exhibition and various activities of the Indonesian community in Brunei Darussalam served as testament to the high collaboration and friendly relations established between the two nations and countries since the last 37 years.