Opening Remarks at Indonesian Culinary Spring Bazaar 2017


​By Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Dalton Sembiring


Distinguished guests

Dear friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Namaste and a very good afternoon to you all.

First, I would like to extend my warm welcome to all the friends for coming to such a joyful “Indonesian Culinary Spring Bazaar 2017”, an event that reflect a fusion of Indonesian gastronomic and cultural diplomacy.

Today’s bazaar is to introduce Indonesia through delicious and authentic Indonesian cuisines and beverages as well as exquisite performances of its cultures, making our Indian and foreign friends be more familiar with Indonesia and becoming more interested in it.

At this bazaar, you will be given the opportunity to experience the richness of Indonesian spices blended together uniquely in various cuisines such as Rendang, Sate Ayam, Nasi Goreng, Bakso, and Gado – gado which are exhibited in booths around you. I believe you will eat with gusto because they are amazingly tasteful.

Moreover, do not miss to also enjoy Indonesian beverages which have unique flavours where some of them are a fusion of natural and healthy herbs. 

Not only presenting you the delicacies of cuisines, yet, you will also be indulged with a show of diverse Indonesian cultures namely 1) dances from Bali, Jakarta and Nusa Tenggara decorated with vivid colours of costumes performed by Ladies Auxiliary of the Embassy and staffs; and 2) the exciting sounds of Indonesian songs by students.

I believe today’s event will not just be a promotion of Indonesia’s culinary and culture to be more well-known and popular, yet it can contribute to strengthen cultural ties between Indonesia and India as well as other countries and to closely connect the people of both countries. 

Finally, I sincerely hope you enjoy the bazaar and the shows. I believe you will leave the Embassy’s compound with a full stomach and a cheerful feeling. May this Saturday afternoon be a pleasant and enjoyable for all of us.

Shukriya .. Danyavad .. Thank You .. Terima Kasih