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Indonesian Embassy in the  United Kingdom represented by attaché of Education and Culture, Aminudin Aziz  gave Angklung as Indonesian traditional musical instrument to  Havering Music School –HMS in eastern City of London on Monday  (23/7). It was received by Director Music of HMS, Paul Harris and accompanied by 2 members of parliament of  Havering city as well as students and their parents. After submitting the traditional musical instrument from Tatar Pasundan West Java, Indonesia recorded as cultural heritage of UNESCO, Havering Music School agreed to officially  make Angklung as part of curriculum besides Gamelan which has been a lesson before. Today, there are two schools as the center of learning of the Angklung: Havering Music School in eastern London and Whitefield School in Northern London. Indonesian embassy hoped that by granting the Angklung,  program and lesson in several educational institutions in the UK will introduce Indonesian traditional musical instrument and will become facility to strengthen  people-to-people contact of both countries.

Musical group of Angklung Mang Udjo from Bandung, Indonesia arrived in  Stockholm on Wednesday (25/7). The entourage will enliven the program in Kungsträdgården on Saturday  (28/7).  Besides Saung Mang Udjo, Sanggar Komite Seni Budaya Nusantara and   administration government  of  Boyolali Regency, East Java will also appear. In the hub of  Stockholm, the annual program will perform the previous program at the same place. Chairman of entourage of Mang Udjo, Taufik Hidayat expressed his pride as Indonesian while playing local songs at the international  stage. Saung Angklung Udjo has succeeded to promote Angklung to international world. For interactive program, the group brings additional Angklung so that after the performance, Angklung can be given to audiences as souvenirs .Moreover, Boyolali regency sent 27 dancers. The program is aimed to promote Indonesia in achieving higher target.

Indonesian General Consulate  in Ho Chi Minh City brought 3 Indonesian cosmetic producers to participate in Viet-Beauty 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City from 19 until 21 July to expand business through readiness for distributors and become service provider of original equipment manufacturer. Viet-Beauty 2018 was comprehensive promotion  platform, including cosmetic product, perfume, skin care, hair and nail as well as spa and beauty. There were also seminar discussing regulation, and marketing via social media, consumer trend and skin care as well as  marketing information in Vietnam. Moreover, other  activities  focused on introducing some products and new esthetic technic. The total value of the cosmetic import product and perfume to Vietnam in 2017  reached $680,42 million dollars  or grew 11 percent compared with in 2016. Meanwhile, the same product import in the first five months in 2018 grew 27,5percent from year to year to be  $243,347 million dollars . Today, 90 percent of Vietnam’s cosmetic market is controlled by some countries such as South Korea, European countries, Japan, Thailand and the USA.

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