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Indonesian people in Australia enlivened the Moomba 2020 Parade in Melbourne, Australia by performing  various traditional archipelago clothes (09/03/2020).  In 2020,  the Indonesian people are divided into 2 groups coordinated by the Saman Melbourne Studio and the Indonesian Diaspora Network Victoria (IDN) Victoria). Harryvan Marpaung who as a creative designer of the Indonesian contingent's traditional clothing explained that  the cloths used by the Indonesian people at the 2020 Moomba Parade was the result of development, modification of  traditional cloths  in order to be more merily which is based on the atmosphere of Moomba Parade's festivity.  Coordinator of Victoria, Sulistyawan Wibisono stated that to  enliven the Indonesian contingent at the Moomba Festival Parade, his side also brought the Garuda Emas  and a pair of Ondel-Ondel costumes from Indonesia.

Indonesia keeps on communicating  to map the number of Indonesian citizens who are in Italy after the announcement of a "lockdown" to  the all territories of the country as a quarantine effort to overcome the corona virus. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java stated on  Tuesday that the Foreign Ministry continuously monitors the condition of Indonesian citizens in Italy from time to time.  Minister Retno explained  that currently all countries are getting busy with developments of the virus  which keeps happening.  Nevertheless,  the country has obligation to pay attention the safety of its citizens.  

Indonesian Community in New Zealand, Indonesia-Garuda Blenheim New Zealand (Garuda BNZ) enlivened the Malborough Multicultural Festival (MMF) by performing Indonesian traditional  dances (07/03/2020).  Garuda BNZ also served Indonesian typical foods such as grilled chicken, rendang rice, risoles, rolled omelette and bakwan.  On the main stage, Garuda BNZ performed Maumere  and Merak dances interactively, so that the dances were followed by the visitors.  Garuda BNZ also wore traditional clothes and showed parade of the regional traditional clothes. The biennial event was organized by the Malborough City Council and was attended by  Coordinators and staffs of Social and Cultural Affairs Function of the Indonesian Embassy. The committees of MMF expressed their gratitude over the  presence and participation of Indonesia that performed various culture and arts of Indonesia.

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