On 28 May 2016, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Indonesian community in Bucharest held the Second Edition of “Piaţa Indonezia” in Bucharest, a festival of Indonesian culture and products.
More than 1500 people were joining the Second Edition of Piaţa Indonezia last Saturday. The event was held at the back yard of the Embassy, which for few hours become a venue of great joy and happiness.
A stage was placed at the center of the venue among the various booths and unique products from Indonesia. With the theme “Experience Summer in Bucharest “, Piaţa Indonezia attempted to bring the warmth of the Balinese atmosphere to Bucharest.
“Amazingly graceful movements of the dancers on stage, the music and its rhythm really hypnotize the audience” said one visitor who was impressed with the dances and performances on the stage of Piaţa Indonezia.
Besides dances from Bali, there were also shown dances from West Java, after which the Indonesian Community performed some angklung songs that were really unique and interesting for the audience, moreover that this instrument is not known at all in Romania. The martial arts demonstration was really appreciated. At the end of the event, all the organizers and visitors were invited to dance the poco – poco dance together, which brought the happiness and joy of all people that were present, from organizers to guests, kids and adults of all ages.
In order to promote the Indonesian products, Indonesian businessmen enliven the stands at Piaţa Indonezia this year, exhibiting various authentic products such as coffee, crafted handbags and shoes, leather goods, food and beverage, all of which made the stands crowded most of the times. In addition to participating in the Piata Indonezia, the entrepreneurs who came from Indonesia will also exhibit their products at TIBCO (International Fair for Consumer Goods Bucharest) during 2-5 June 2016 at RomExpo.
In addition to art and products of Indonesia, the visitors were also treated with a variety of Indonesian food, among of which the satay chicken and lamb, fried rice, Nasi Bali, rendang, meatballs, dumplings, fried foods, egg rolls, ice jazzed and much more made people order for takeaway as well.
“Indonesia is famous for its delicious food, my favorite is chicken satay” said one visitor who came with his family.
In his remarks, the Indonesian Ambassador, Mr. Diar Nurbintoro, said that Piaţa Indonezia is intended to be a promotional event for tourism and cultural richness, and also for the Indonesian economy.
“The success of Piaţa Indonezia was supported by Nine O’Clock newspaper as the media partner,” a press release of the Embassy of Indonesia shows.