Indonesia Promotes Culture and Culinary in Poland
The Indonesian Embassy in Warsaw promoted again the integrated Indonesian culture and culinary at the Breakfast Market event in Poland on Saturday and Sunday (19-20/9) in a bid to introduce Indonesia's potential natural wealth. For two days, Indonesia took the main stage of the event by presenting the “Warsaw Gamelan Group”, gamelan workshops and several regional dances. Indonesian Ambassador to Poland, Siti N. Mauludiah as reported by Antara London on Sunday (19/9) stated that the promotion of Indonesia in its new normal conditions was done by following the existing health and safe distance protocols. The people of Poland seemed to be enthusiastic about Indonesia's promotional activities because the Breakfast Market is one of the public activities permitted by the Polish government in the new normal era. Ambassador Siti Mauludiah also explained that the Gamelan workshop becomes one of the interesting activities for visitors, particularly among children and teenagers.
Staff of the Indonesian Embassy in Warsaw, Dawid Martin who is also as the head of the Warsaw Gamelan group guided the workshop activities and provided the opportunity for participants to play gamelan directly. The main stage displayed Indonesian promotional videos on the big screen, including about tourism in Bali, Komodo Island, Jakarta , West Nusa Tenggara, West Java and Yogyakarta.
The tourism promotion on stage was completed by interactive dialogues about Indonesia's creative industry, particularly handicrafts and Indonesian tourism, by Gosia Olejnoczak (Wnetrze Orientu) and Anna Kalicka (Zobacz Bali). Besides the activities on the main stage, Indonesia opened culinary and handicraft as well as creative industry booths. It also served fried rice, fried noodles, bika ambon, lumpur cakes, risol, salad, putu ayu, rolled omelette, banana bolen and other Indonesian typical culinary. Sambal Restaurant also participated at the Indonesian culinary stand, which is the only Indonesian restaurant in Warsaw capital. The visitors were also able to enjoy the excellent menu of Sambal Restaurant such as fish pepes, chicken betutu and rendang. The Indonesian foods were bought by a lot of visitors and sold out.