Posts Tagged ‘“DAYS OF INDONESIA”’



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This was the second year’s to the  3-days charity fair „DAYS OF INDONESIA”.  It came to an end on Sunday around 7 p.m. at the Syma Event and Convention Center. During the three days event ongoing music and dancers showing Java, Bali Island traditional  dancing. Even through the Indonesian music and dance is far from the Hungarian traditional folk music from time-to-time members of the audience, kids, adult and even elder folks were called upon the stage to dance together.  All those volunteers who joined the dance to the Indonesian style very soon learnt the steps and enjoyed being dancing together on and beside the stage. The Indonesian Embassy made sure the Hungarians will have an insight into the world of Indonesia by viewing the exotic cultural performances, seeing and understanding of the origin products. Many shoppers just could not  only walk by seeing the superb accessories, home decor, snake-skin bags  in original and stunning colors, the unique home-made batik clothes were even popular … no factory stuff was around. Those who bought some special items took a piece of Indonesia back home with them. Customers who shopped any item for at least 1000HUF received a coupon and during the 3 days all the coupons were gathered and drawn several times/day whereas traditional Indonesian prize were to win. Just before 6 p.m. the raffle to the main two prize took place … flight tickets  from Budapest back and forth to Jakarta and to Bali. The Budapest-Jakarta flight ticket was won by a lady working at the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest. The Budapest-Bali flight tickets was won by a Hungarian girl  and receiving her ticket to Bali said she will be traveling with her Indonesians girlfriend who is studying in Budapest and knows she will be in good hands with a perfect guide traveling to Bali. The Indonesian ambassador announced and solemnly handed over from the charity fair’s collected one million Hungarian Forint. This amount came from the donation by the supporters from the Indonesia Embassy, the international traders and the income from the sold  raffle tickets during the three days fair. The donation was handled over to the representatives from the STRETCH YOUR HAND foundation – Marianna Nagy and Hedvig Kányási who  serve at the institution of disadvantaged children’s and the proposal will go to the “Door handles” pre-school and special elementary vocational school and students’ home, based at the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplény County. …By-the-Way ….  the coming week from May, 15  to May, 17. at the Grand Market Hall in Budapest will be held  a three-days Indonesia Market Day, whereas food, drinks, crafts will be available for those who could not make it to the previous event. The Indonesia  music and dance will not end here in Budapest, after the Indonesia Days  at Grand Market Hall in Budapest, the group’s next station will be rolling over to Zagreb – Republic of Croatia to present their show.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter



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Indonesia a country of more than 17 thousand islands and this coming week-end an Indonesia Island will be in just a hand reach! 

Syma Event and Convention Center

Therefore, for the time being,  needn’t have to make flight reservations and travel for a day from Budapest – Jakarta – Bandung – Jakarta – Budapest back-and-forth to lead your journey to Indonesia, a place of historical sites and eye-catching traditional crafts and so forth because a huge slice of Indonesia is coming to Budapest this coming week-end …

May, 9 to 11. 2014.

 Venue – District XIV., 1. György Road.

Opening hours each day from: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How come? … The Indonesian Embassy in Budapest and the Indonesian Trade Center is jointly organizing a Charity event namely …


Entry ticket is just a symbolic price:  500 HUF!  The total income provided by the visitors will be handed over to the representatives of the  “Stretch your hand” Foundation during the closing ceremony on Sunday.  It is  an aid in providing more children with multiple disadvantages for gender equality.

Indonesian music and dance performances will fill the area and visitors can see the Indonesian Embassy’s musicians and dancers  having an insight into the world of exotic cultural performances.  Regarding up to the previous information Indonesia’s products brought to the event by the Hungarian importers and traders will display a wide range of products as:  snake-skin bags, fashion apparel, furniture accessories,  silver jewelry, pearls and home decor will be on the spot, just at the visitors fingertips. Indonesian food of course will not be missing, beside having the special Indonesia tea or coffee the sweet tooth lovers may taste the delicious sweeties. Most probably visitors rolling around „Indonesia” and experiencing the scent of food by the Indonesian cook will taste the traditional Indonesian dishes.

During the three days event, several occasion a raffle will be drawn take among the visitors who purchased a raffle ticket and the lucky ones may turn back home with a prize or two of traditional Indonesian objects. There will be two main prizes …  Two tickets to Bali … how does that sound?!?

Worthwhile to mark your calendar as to drop over this week-end, spend a magical Indonesia Day(s) at the Syma Event and Convention Center along with your family and friends.

Update by Aggie Reiter