Festivals


Bambu Nusantara 2 World Music Festival: Bandung, West Java

I was reading an interesting article today and if you are a connoisseur of Indonesian culture and especially music then the upcoming Bambu Nusantara 2 World Music Festival is one attraction that you really can’t miss. It is n international bamboo music festival and as you know there are various […]


Idul Fitri

Today marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and the beginning of the two-day celebration of Idul Fitri. I would like to take this opportunity to express to all my Muslim friends across the archipelago… SELEMAT HARI RAYA IDUL FITRI MOHON, MAAF, LAHIR DAN BATIN


Helarfest: Bandung, West Java

Currently underway in Bandung, the capital of West Java, is the Helarfest, a month-long series of events showcasing more than 30 events at different venues around the city. Organized by the Bandung Creative City Forum, it aims to “awaken” the city’s residents and its visitors to what can be found […]


Sriwijaya Festival: Palembang, Sumatra

The principal city of South Sumatra is Palembang and is a large metropolis of nearly two million people. But don’t let that deter you. It is a vibrant old city steeped in culture and tradition. Although it started a few days ago, there is still plenty of time to visit […]


The Jakarta Fair: Jakarta, West Java

One of the great attractions about Jakarta is the numerous festivals held there. Of course the most famous being the Jazz Festival and recently the Rock Parade. But the administration of Jakarta also caters for the children and the bigger kids in us. In Indonesia it will soon be the […]


Java Rock Parade: Jakarta , West Java

The Java Jazz Festival has gained its foothold as the biggest musical event in the capital. Now rockers will get the chance to “regain” their glory with the Jakarta Rock Parade, a three-day rock festival that will gather rock stars from different generations. The festival, which, like the Java Jazz, […]


Cultural Week: Tolitoli, Central Sulawesi

Tolitoli district in Central Sulawesi province will host a province-wide cultural and tourism week on June 15-21, an official said. “Ten districts and municipalities from throughout Central Sulawesi will take part in the cultural week. As a host, we are in the process of making a performance arena,” Head of […]


Hari Raya Waisak: Indonesia

Today in Indonesia is Waisak Day. This is a Bhuddist holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Bhuddism. To all my friends that are Bhuddist I wish to express… SELEMAT HARI RAYA WAISAK Hari Waisak – Waisak Day


Upcoming Events in Indonesia

Along with the endorsement of 2008 as Visit Indonesia Year, a line-up of programs has been arranged to give visitors a closer encounter with the country’s magnificent culture. Here are some of the highlights to come in the next few months:


Buffalo Races: Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara

Buffalo races take place all over Indonesia and their forms vary from place to place. Whereas buffalo races in Bali are done on an oval track, with riders in carts, the buffalo races I witnessed in Sumbawa were quite different. In Sumbawa, the buffalo were more in their natural environment […]