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Indonesian embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia conducted "KBRI Goes to School” program to introduce the wealth of Indonesian culture and language at Auditorium of Sisowath High School on Saturday (22/2). First Secretary of Social and Culture Information Function of the Indonesian embassy in Phnom Penh, Made Santi Ratnasari gave a presentation on Indonesia, including information of Indonesian scholarship. The event was continued by learning Indonesian language which was packaged with fun games and attractive entertainment prizes. After learning the Indonesian language, art team of Indonesian Cultural Center in Cambodia also performed at the event. A lively welcome of students welcomed the art team which played Angklung to accompany Indonesian and Cambodian songs, namely Gundul Gundul Pacul and Cambodian popular songs, Om Teuk. The event was closed with Angklung Workshop which was participated enthusiastically. Indonesia always participates in National Multicultural Festival which is the biggest international festival in Canberra, Australia. The festival which was conducted on Saturday (22/2) amazed more than 300 thousand visitors who are Australian residents and foreign residents who live in Canberra. This year, Indonesia presented Barong dance of Bali amidst the performance of 10 Southeast Asian countries on ASEAN Village stage. On the main stage, Indonesia presented two Balinese contemporary ethnic dances and this was followed by Barong dance which was greeted by standing ovation of thousands of audiences. In addition, there was Indonesia stand which displayed an expo covering three Indonesian main products, namely tourism destination products with the theme 10 New Bali, arts and handicrafts exhibition, and Indonesian trademarks which have entered Australian markets, both from small and medium enterprises. Indonesian embassy in Copenhagen cooperated with Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry to participate in tourism exhibition of Danish Travel Show which was held in Herning, Denmark on February 21-23, 2020. Various kinds of Indonesian tourism packages were offered, and also various culinary and traditional dances were promoted. Tourism trip packages of Kalimantan and Papua were in demand at Danish Travel Show 2020. Lars Faursholt, travel specialist of Denmark who joined in Indonesia’s pavilion, offered an exclusive package by inviting visitors to conduct tour to Papua to know more cultures of Dani tribe and enjoyed Baliem Wamena Valley Festival. Meanwhile in Kalimantan, the visitors were invited to know Dayak tribe and to see closer orangutan at its natural habitat. The trip packages were sold out on the first day to visit in August 2020.

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