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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 »

Wayang and Batik Added More Color to UN Day Celebration at Technip Norge AS Sandvika

The United Nations Day, or UN Day, at Technip Norge AS, Sandvika – Norway, on Wednesday, 24 October 2012, had more colors with Indonesian traditional ornaments such as wayang (traditional puppets) and batik, as well as typical Indonesian snacks, martabak telur (egg pancake), and wingko babat. Technip Norge AS leads in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. ... Read More »

RI Nationals in Oslo Celebrated Eid al-Adha at the Indonesian Residence

On Friday, 26 October 2012, around 120 RI nationals in Oslo and surrounding cities came to the Indonesian Residence in Bigdøy to perform Eid prayer and celebrate Eid al-Adha 1433 H.   The celebration of Eid al-Adha was conducted in serenity, albeit with simplicity. In his sermon, Imam Ahmad Nasir reminded again about the meaning and significance of Eid al-Adha, ... Read More »

Films from the South Festival: World Recognizes Indonesian Films

Films from the South Festival 2012 was held on 4-14 October 2012 in Oslo, Norway. Ninety films from throughout the world, mostly from developing countries, were screened in the festival. These included 4 Indonesian films: Postcard from the Zoo (Kebun Binatang) directed by Edwin, and Dead Time: Kala, Forbidden Door (Pintu Terlarang) and Modus Anomali directed by Joko Anwar. This ... Read More »

A Masterclass with Joko Anwar: from Journalist, Film Director, Now Ambassador for Indonesian Films

Joko Anwar is in Oslo this week, as three of his films are screened in the 2012 Films from the South Festival, Oslo, 4-14 October 2012. The Films from the South Festival is an annual event in Oslo, bringing film makers and films from all over the world, mostly from developing countries, to be shown in Norway. Besides introducing foreign ... Read More »