Cel­e­brat­ing the best of In­done­sia

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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.

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