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The Indonesian Heat Sweeps across Xiamen Campus --- 2018 Indonesian Culture Festival in HQU

Release time:2018-05-02      Author:Yang Jiazhi, Wang Xue and Wu Jianghui

   Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia and organized by the Indonesian Student Association Xiamen, the 2018 Indonesian Culture Festival was held at Huaqiao University (Xiamen Campus) on the evening of April 29th.
      Indonesian students and returned overseas Chinese in Xiamen were all in their splendid attires and presented their folk custom through dancing and singing, their performances including the traditional Saman dance from Aceh, Sumatra, classic dance from Java, and the bilingual (Chinese and Indonesian) song "Village".


The Opening Performance of the Culture Festival

      In addition to the folk dance and music, many stalls were set up around the stage, attracting the audience with Indonesian local cuisine, all homemade food with ingredients from Indonesia.


 Indonesian Food Exhibition

      As it approached to the end, the rave music lit up the spot and all the audience from different regions and countries began dancing to the rhythm freely in the party.
    "We are seldom exposed to the Indonesian culture in our daily life. The festival, however, offers a great opportunity for us to learn about their custom, music, dance and food. It is of great fun." Lin Jianmei, a Chinese student majoring in Civil Engineering in HQU said. She also expressed her great honor to study in such an international atmosphere, communicate and associate with students from other countries.
     The Congress of Indonesian Student Association in China was held concurrently with the seminar on the theme of "The Belt and Road Initiative" for Indonesian Students in China: a Chance to Express Yourself. More than 150 representatives from the association and its 21 branches in different cities have attended this serial activity.
      Among over 400 Indonesian students in Fujian, more than 200 are studying in HQU, making it one of the gathering places for Indonesian students in Fujian. The president and some cadres of Indonesian Student Association Xiamen also come from HQU.


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