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Indonesian Embassy in Brunei initiates its promotion by exhibiting batik fashion in 2023

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The Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan initiated its  activities to promote the Indonesian economy in 2023  by holding a batik fashion show.  The embassy in its statement  on Thursday (26/1) stated that  Indonesian Batik Exhibition and Culture activities to demonstrate modern batik clothing and to display typical Indonesian handicrafts was held at the Diplomatic Hall of the Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan on Tuesday (24/1). Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam,  Sujatmiko pointed out  that in January 2023, his side started promoting  economic activities and it  received appreciation from the family of the Sultan of Brunei.


According to the information from the Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Sultan of Brunei's family and foreign diplomats were impressed by the performance of some motifs, colors and styles of batik clothes which were displayed at the event. Ambassador Sujatmiko on the occasion  also conveyed that batik is one of the art works originating from Indonesia and has been recognized by the UNESCO since 2 October 2009 as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.


He further pointed out  that batik has entered the international market and he also emphasized the importance of the batik industry for Indonesia's national economy. Besides the family of the Sultan of Brunei and foreign diplomats, business people, media representatives and Friends of Indonesia in Brunei, they also witnessed the fashion show featuring works of batik by Indonesian designer, Frida Nursanti.


Moreover, the invitees also had the opportunity to see handicraft products, food and herbal drinks from Purwakarta Regency, West Java.  The promotional activities for Indonesian products in Brunei were also enlivened by performances of thePendet dance, Payung dance,andSaman dancewhich were performed by the Indonesian people in Brunei. In addition, there was also the launch of a children's story book entitled ”the Legend of Bagendit Lake”, a collaboration between the Indonesian Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and the Reading Literacy Association of Brunei Darussalam (RELA). The book tells the story of the legend ofSitu Bagendit, namely one of the national tourism sites in West Java Province.

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