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Indonesian Diaspora in Norway Celebrated RI’s 68th Anniversary of Independence Day

Not less than 400 Indonesian diaspora flocked to Indonesian Ambassador’s Residence in Oslo to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of Republic of Indonesia’s Independence Day on Saturday, 17 August 2013. Many of them even came from out of town, even as far as Bergen, a distance of 500 km from Oslo. That number was the highest in recent years.   The ... Read More »

Indonesian Moslems in Norway Celebrated Eid Ul Fitr 1434 H at Indonesian Embassy in Oslo

Although Eid Ul Fitr 1434 H fell on a weekday, not less than 200 Indonesians and their families came to RI Ambassador’s residence in Bygdoy, Oslo, to celebrate Eid Ul Fitr together on Thursday, 8 August 2013. Eid Ul Fitr prayer started at 10 AM local time, led by Ustadz Shafran Swid as imam and khotib (preacher). The prayer was ... Read More »

Keeping Their Winning Streak, ASIOP Apacinti Won the Norway Cup 2013

ASIOP Apacinti won the Norway Cup 2013 under category H for boys aged 12 years, with amazing winning streak. The tournament is an annual children football competition held in Oslo, Norway, and it is among the biggest children football competition in Scandinavia. This was the first time an Indonesian team participated in the competition.   ASIOP Apacinti ranked first in ... Read More »

Welcoming General Election in 2014, RI Ambassador Appoints Local Election Committee (PPLN) for Norway and Iceland

In relation with preparation for the General Election 2014, on Thursday, 13 June 2013, at 10.00, RI Ambassador to Norway Ms. Esti Andayani on behalf of the General Election Committee (KPU) had appointed and sworn the Head, Member, and Secretariat of Local Election Committee in Abroad (PPLN), for Norway and Iceland. In both countries, up to the end of May ... Read More »

A Success in 2011, Batik Painting Exhibition is Now Back in Trondheim

Joko Sudadiyo is back to exhibit his batik painting in Trondheim, Norway, on 8-21 June 2013. The exhibition takes place at the Trondheim Public Library, with the support of Berit Johanessen from the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU), Dorith Schaffscher as the curator, and the Trondheim Public Library.   The opening reception was held on Saturday, 8 June ... Read More »

Head of REDD+ Task Force: Indonesia is Committed in Protecting Its Forests

Head of Presidential Working Unit on Overseeing & Controlling Development (UKP4) in his capacity as the Head of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus) Task Force, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, had just finished a three day working visit in Oslo, 3-5 June 2013. During his visit, he met with the Minister/Chief of the Prime Minister’s Office Karl-Erik Schjott-Pedersen, Minister ... Read More »

Gamelan and Batik Favorites at Stoppested Verden 2013, in Hamar – Norway

Indonesia once again a favorite at Stoppested Verden 2013, the biggest children’s festival in Norway, held on 1-2 June 2013 at Norsk Jernbarnemuset (Norway’s Train Museum) in Hamar, about 100 km from Oslo. “The festival is different from any other festivals, with a concept which made visitors travels from one country to another through participating artists, various activities and traditions ... Read More »

Again, Saman Dance Bridges Cultural and Language Difference

 Saman Dance performed by Anak Indonesia under the guidance of the Embassy of Indonesia in Oslo once again mesmerized more than 1.000 audiences with their fast, uniformed, and harmonized movements, during the Språk og Kultur Festivalen (Language and Culture Festival) 2013 at the Oslo Konserthus, 26 May 2013. Språk og Kultur Festivalen is the final event for various children competition, ... Read More »

Indonesians in Norway Celebrated Christmas Together

Albeit the cold and quite thick snow, on Saturday, 15 December 2012, over 200 Indonesians and their families, as well as Friends of Indonesia – local people with interests to Indonesia -, eagerly attended Christmas celebration at Ambassador’s residence in Oslo. The event, which was themed after the national theme, ‘God Has Loved Us’, started off with religious service for ... Read More »

Norwegian Children Learnt Saman Dance at Barnas Verdensdager 2012, Oslo

Performing the Saman Dance from the Aceh region of Sumatra, Anak Indonesia’s accuracy and uniformity of movements had mesmerized Norwegian children and their parents at the opening of Children’s World Day Festival (Barnas Verdensdager, BVD) 2012 in Kulturstasjion Oslo, last Saturday, 3 November 2012.   Indonesian Embassy in Oslo has cooperated with Rikskonsertene in various BVD Festival each year, and ... Read More »