Samstag, 13. Juni 2015

A Day in Indonesia

Ein Tag in Indonesien

An Avenue for Introducing Indonesian Cultures and Products 

Organized by Indonesian Embassy in Germany

Saturday, 13 June 2015
Piazza, Mall of Berlin

Report By Dwi Anoraganingrum, Jessica Ayun

The Indonesian Embassy in Berlin initiated the “Ein Tag in Indonesien” to promote Indonesia as the Guest of Honour in the upcoming World’s Biggest Book Event, the “Frankfurt Book Fair 2015”, which will be held on 14 up to 18 of October this year.

Indonesia-Consult RS GmbH (IndoCon) represented by Anne Soniavitri and Dwi Anoraganingrum as the representative of PT Megainovasi Karya Mandiri and CV Multi Rempah Sulawesi, joined the ”Ein Tag in Indonesien” (A Day in Indonesia), to promote Indonesian Organic Products at Piazza Mall in Berlin on Saturday, 13 June 2015.
PT Megainovasi Karya Mandiri showcased organic coconut sugar (powder and mesh-12), vanilla, and dried ginger (“Gajah” and “Emprit”) while CV Multi Rempah Sulawesi exhibited organic spices such as nutmegs, mace, cloves, clove stem, cinnamon, and mixed pepper. Visitors showed their interests in retailing these products.

Other organizations like “Kainku Living Berlin” (textile product home decoration), “MDG EurAsia Interior Design Bochum” (Indonesian craft), IndoTatis Bremen – (Coffee), “Indomarkt GmbH Berlin” (Indonesian food and beverages), “Oscar GmbH Schlitz” (Charcoal product), “Dr. Weiglein Expeditions GmbH Gelnhausen” (Papua Tourism), “Mr. Alberto Sibuea Berlin” – Chef (“Nasi Tumpeng”), “Indonesian Trade Promotion Center Hamburg” (Information about Indonesia and its events) were also presented Indonesia’s rich resources in the event.
The Event revealed the Diversity of Indonesia into three sessions. The first session opened with the song from Cendrawasih Voice; followed by a video presentation; and tourism of Indonesia, focusing on Papua. Interactive Quizzes were presented by the two moderators in German and Indonesian languages. Reading of folklore and the interview video with Ayu Utami in support of “Indonesia as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015” concluded the first session.
The second session began with the Parade of Artist Parade at the Lobby of Mall of Berlin. The traditional dances from West-Sumatra (“Talempong”), from Jakarta (“Renggong Manis”), and from Aceh (“Saman” and Pencak Silat) were performed next.  Indonesian Ambassador S.E. Dr.-Ing. Fauzi Bowo delivered his speech, following the presentation of Chef Alberto Sibuea’s “Potong Tumpeng” in a Borobudur shape. Tombola winner was announced afterwards, celebrating with the song from Cendrawasih Voice and live band from Cakalang Band. The second session was closed with an interactive dance from Papua “Sajojo” together with the audience. After a 20 minute-break, the session three set up  before 5 in the afternoon and continued the display of Indonesian Culture through its Martial Arts (“Pencak Silat”) and the interactive dance (“Poco Poco”) from Sulawesi. The program lasted at 8 in the evening.

Ein Tag in Indonesien attracted the visitors of Mall of Berlin, anticipating the organizer to do it annually.  This event also gave a special avenue for IndoCon to introduce Indonesian organic products to the German market.