International Festival of Cultures and Languages

​"Indonesia's participation in the international cultural festival in Nairobi"

Nairobi – To promote Indonesian cultures, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Nairobi participated in the international festival of cultures and languages organized by Light Academy School, in Karen, Nairobi, on Saturday (19/3/16)

At the event participated by stands of different countries, Indonesia introduced batik, wooden scupture of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, rod puppets (wayang golek), shadow puppets (wayang kulit),Yapong dance costume, and traditional snacks, such as bakwan (vegetable fritter), pisang goreng (fried banana), klepon (glutinous rice ball with palm sugar), pisang molen (banana roll), risoles (springroll), and agar-agar (jelly).

To promote Indonesian Batik, the Indonesian communities and booth receptionists wore Batik attires.

"Indonesian batik has been recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage", said Deni S. Kartawijaya, the Communication Officer of the Embassy.

Wayang golek performance was one of the main attractions at the Indonesian booth. Responding to questions from the visitors, Kartawijaya explained that wayang golek is a traditional art from West Java.

The Embassy's booth also distributed brochures on Indonesian cultures and tourism destinations, as well as postcards picturing various Indonesian traditional costumes, from  Sabang, the most western part of Indonesia, to Merauke, the most eastern part.

Amazed by the artistic decoration of Indonesia's stand, visitors took pictures with wayang golek and the Balinese wooden sculpture of Garuda Wisnu Kencana.