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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 »

Oslo Celebrates 45th Anniversary of ASEAN with Culinary Delights and Cultural Performances

On the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN, four ASEAN countries resident in Oslo (Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) hosted a joint event of cultural performances on Thursday, 13 September 2012, at Storsalen Menighet, Oslo.   This was the first time that the four Embassies of ASEAN countries held a joint event in Oslo.   About 350 guests ... Read More »

Jaipong Dance, Satay Cart Amuse Guests at RI Diplomatic Reception, Oslo

The Indonesian Residence was once again decorated in red and white as RI Ambassador Esti Andayani hosted the diplomatic reception as part of the celebration for the 67th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day on Wednesday, 5 September 2012.   The event started at 3 pm, and was concluded at 6 pm local time. About 200 guests attended, including from the ... Read More »

Vice-Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Presented his Souvenir for Indonesian community in Stavanger

During their visit to Stavanger to participate at the ONS 2012, Vice-Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Rudi Rubiandini and RI Ambassador to Norway Esti Andayani met with Indonesian community. The event was the Celebration of the 67th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day, which was also an Eid el Fitr 1433H Gathering, hosted at Kverneviken, Stavanger, Saturday 25 August 2012. ... Read More »

Celebrating 67th Anniversary of Independence Day, Indonesian Embassy Hosts a Batik Exhibition

Parts of its premise were transformed into gallery on 23 to 29 August 2012, when the Indonesian Embassy hosts a batik exhibition by a talented Indonesian artist, Joko Sudadiyo.  This exhibition is hosted as part of the celebration for the 67th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day, supported by Nordic Center for International Studies (NORCIS) in cooperation with Ms. Berit Johanessen ... Read More »