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Lake Bratan, and yes, it is on Bali!

Lake Bratan, and yes, it is on Bali! But what an image.

This Saturday, Trafalgar Square in London becomes Indonesian for the day as the country “invades” the square bringing the delights of the country to us as a travel destination.

That also means that we will have the choice to sample the food, watch the dancing, listen to the music and realise that the country isn’t just all about Bali.

The festival will celebrate the unique cultural destination of Indonesia – the world’s largest archipelago comprising over 17,000 islands – with a lively programme of entertainment scheduled throughout the day. From 10am-6pm, visitors can enjoy traditional performances from Balinese dancers, Javanese Gamelan and talented musicians playing unique instruments such as the angklung and sasando – flown over especially for the occasion!

With 20 booths dotted around the square, visitors to the event will also be able to shop for wonderful handicrafts and unique items including exotic jewellery, authentic Batiks (learning how to draw Batik themselves) and local ingredients to recreate Indonesian delicacies in the comfort of their own homes. Exhibitors include the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for Indonesia, and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London, as well as the country’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia, among others.

Esthy Reko Astuty, Director General of Tourism Marketing at Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy says that the UK market is of huge importance to Indonesia and that they want to encourage everyone to join them at this free festival and learn more about this culturally-rich gem in South East Asia.

Just about Travel has published  a general background to Indonesia. Click here to read it.

For more about Indonesia, click here.


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