Indonesian Week





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Time/date Monday, July 11, 2016. - Friday, July 15, 2016.
Venue Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
7/11 “Parade” 12:10 - 12:25 @Fountain
This year's Indonesian Week parade will show fancy drill, percussion performance, mass dance, and also a series of traditional Indonesian dances.
7/12 “1001 Nights” 19:45 - 21:15@Wave
This event brings the audience into an ever lasting night, where they will be amused by consecutive traditional and contemporary dances, followed by live-band music performance. We will also serve free traditional Indonesian snacks, and the audience will get the chance to learn and have fun with playing a traditional Indonesian instrument (the angklung).
7/13 “Batik Day” 12:25 - 16:05 @Student Hall & Event space
Batik is a uniqe and elegant cloth, and also a precious part of Indonesia's cultural heritage. We will hold an exhibition of the kinds of batik cloth from around Indonesia, and will also conduct a batik workshop where participants can craft and bring home their hand made batik.
7/14 “Indonesian Haunted House” 12:25 - 16:05 @Student Hall
To show how Indonesia preserves the mysticism in its culture even today, we will create a haunted house. The student hall will be designed into Lawang Sewu, one of the scariest placest in South East Asia according to National Geographic.
7/15 “Seminar Indonesia ” 10:00 - 11:30 @Student Hall
By inviting professional speakers, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Japan, and the Major of Trenggalek province in Central Java, we will conduct a seminar under the topic "Indonesia and the road to ASEAN Economic Community."

Grand Show “Playing God” 18:30 - (doors open 18:30)@Millennium Hall
As the climactic final event of Indonesian Week 2016, the grand show will showcase a combination of traditional performances in the form of a story that will also convey Indonesia's true colors to the audience.

7/11-7/15 Indonesian Corner @Cafeteria Triangle Space
A booth specially designed for taking pictures and have fun wearing traditional Indonesian clothes. We will serve small snacks and beverages, and board games with smal gifts and door prizes.

7/11-7/15 Indonesian Food @Cafeteria Ethnic Food Corner
Nasi Goreng, Tahu Goreng, Soda Gembira, Melati on Rocks
Introducing some of Indonesia's favorite dishes, we will be serving nasi goreng (fried rice), and tahu goreng (fried tofu with special seasoning). We will also have soda gembira (a fresh Indonesian fruit soda) and other beverages suitable for the summer.

This year, the Indonesian Week Organizing Committee hopes to uphold the long-held tradition of presenting Indonesia's diverse culture to the community at APU. The slogan for Indonesian Week 2016 is "The Untold Indonesia—More than Meets the Eye!", and with it we hope we are able to present to the world the lesser known aspects of Indonesia.

Starting July 11, you will be able to enjoy Indonesia's diverse array of cultural delights with our daily events. On Monday, we kick off the week of festivities with a parade at the APU fountain. On Tuesday, you can experience our rich culture at the APU Wave event, 1001 nights. On Wednesday, you can take part in a rare opportunity to design your own Batik (traditional dyed cloth) and learn more about one of Indonesia’s most defining cultural elements at Batik Day. On Thursday, come experience a haunted house with an Indonesian twist that’s sure to get you excited. And finally, on Friday feel free to participate in two events—our Indonesian Seminar on the topic of Indonesia's potential in the ASEAN Economic Community, and the grand finale to our weeklong event, the Indonesian Week 2016 Grand Show! Throughout the week, be sure to make your way to the ethnic foods corner at the APU Cafeteria and the Indonesian Corner to get a taste of what our lives are like back home.

We hope you are all as excited as we are for Indonesian Week 2016 and that you’ll join us for this unforgettable experience!

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