Indonesian community celebrates its culture


At least 3000 visitors attended the Indonesian community cultural day. It was this Sunday in Robinson on the commune of Mount Dore. On the program: gastronomy, music and traditional know-how.

But for some visitors like Hervé, this day is above all an opportunity… a return to the roots.
« My parents didn’t raise me too much in Indonesian culture, it’s more my grandmother or my grandparents, so I don’t speak Indonesian very well. There aren’t that many of us in the territory. It is often said that we are a fairly discreet ethnic group. So this is a bit of an opportunity to meet people from the cultural world.

Perpetuating tradition, thousands of kilometres from the country of origin: this is what the Indonesian Association of New Caledonia is all about.
« We have a lot of half-breeds from Indonesia in our members, that’s why we try to maintain this culture, » explains its president, Thierry Timan. « We will have many new generations who will not know their parents’ culture. We try to organize trips to Indonesia to discover the country, the culture… There, we work in collaboration with the town hall of Mont-Dore on a twinning with Yogyakarta, from where all the former Javanese came in the framework of immigration. The first came to work in coffee plantations, then domesticity and then after the mines.

Workers who have stumped. The Indonesian community in New Caledonia is estimated at between 7 and 8,000 people.





    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On the same subject

UNESCO : a Tourism platform designed to last

UNESCO : a Tourism platform designed to last

77 vues
September 21st, 2018 0

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, UNESCO launched the first online platform...

North Korea opens Mount Paekdu to foreign hikers

North Korea opens Mount Paekdu to foreign hikers

113 vues
September 21st, 2018 0

North Korea has allowed foreign tourists to hike and camp at the famous Mount...

Cameroon: travel agencies soon re-establish the Ebolowa-Ambam-Kyé-Ossi line

Cameroon: travel agencies soon re-establish the Ebolowa-Ambam-Kyé-Ossi line

216 vues
September 21st, 2018 0

21The resumption of cross-border traffic is imminent on the Ebolowa-Ambam-Kye-Ossi axis. The multiple control...