Celebrating the best of Indonesia
MOST Territorians who visit Indonesia only get as far as Bali, says Darwin Indonesian Women’s Association chairwoman Linda Reeves.
Indonesian-born Ms Reeves said her home country had so much more to offer visitors than Kuta bars, cheap shopping, and pristine beaches.
The Warisan Budaya Indonesian Festival, held today in Palmerston’s Goyder Square, is a celebration of the country’s music, food, culture and people.
“Indonesian culture is very rich — it’s unique,” she said.
“We want to show our culture, to the people of Darwin.”
The festival is also about strengthening the relationship between the two countries, and recognising the contribution of women.
“We are celebrating and empowering all the women in Darwin,” she said.
The event’s headline act is Jakarta pop group Victoria Girls Band Indonesia who flew to Darwin to perform.
Lead singer Inta Oceannia said it was an honour to perform at the festival.
“We hope we can give Indonesia a very good name,” she said.
The free, family-friendly event will be on today from 5pm to 9pm.