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SIS Goes SMART with Ambassador Ngurah

  Sekolah Indonesia (Singapura) or SIS has upgraded its status and the way it is managed since 2016. SIS pays tribute to Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya for providing the impetus as “motivator, inspirator and father figure” to learn and master the digital age SEKOLAH Indonesia Singapura, which was founded in 1969, has formally joined the league of private schools in Singapore since 2016 and recognised as a Private Educational Institution. Since then, all the management and activities have had to be reported to the Minister of Education and Committee of Private Education besides the Indonesian Government through the Indonesia Embassy in...

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KCBI Proudly Celebrates First National Batik Day

KCBI Singapore collaborates with the Indonesian Embassy to promote the traditional fabrics, fashion and culture of Indonesia KCBI (Komunitas Cinta Berkain Indonesia) is a worldwide organization established to celebrate and conserve Indonesian fabrics and fashion. Its Singapore branch has been active for almost a year before it was formally inaugurated last year on 3rd November 2018. According to KCBI Singapore Chairperson, Ibu Desi Windanarni Wilson: “We have conducted many social and cultural activities to carry out the vision and mission of the KCBI.” In the series of KCBI Singapore inauguration activities, the founder of KCBI based in Jakarta, Mrs....

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ICN 2020: Nilanka A Musical

Nilanka is a fresh look at the Batak folklore ‘Dayang Bandir and Sandean Raja.’ The setting takes place in the aftermath of a civil war in the late nineteenth century that saw the emergence of various family groups of the Batak tribe in North Sumatra THE story is told in English as a musical(!) and carries on the annual ICN (Indonesian Cultural Night) tradition to interpret Indonesian tales and legends in a fresh way that is able to reach out to a greater number of audiences and introduce some insights into Indonesian culture as well as provide a showcase for...

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Cohesion and Mutually Beneficial Importance of Indonesia and Singapore Ties

Digital economy, education and security issues ranked high in the agenda of President Halimah’s first State visit to Indonesia BILATERAL ties between Singapore and Indonesia have been strong for decades now, owing to an excellent relationship of trust and communication between the two members of the ASEAN economies. The deep, multi-faceted and forward-looking relationship was further enhanced by Singapore President Halimah Yacob’s recent visit to Indonesia, from the 3rd to 6th of February 2020. Not only was this her first visit to the country, it was also the first official visit by a Singapore head of state to the archipelago...

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Ibu Mahaswi on Diplomatic Life and Work in Singapore

IndoConnect has worked closely over the years with Ibu Mahaswi Swajaya, the wife of the Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore HE Ngurah Swajaya. As they prepare to leave to their next posting, she shares some of her experiences and plans for the future with Editor-in-Chief, Nomita Dhar in this pre-COVID-19 interview DEAR Ibu, you’ve had a very engaging tenure in the last few years as the wife of the Indonesian ambassador in Singapore. Please share with us your experience with Dharma Wanita, which is part of the Indonesian MFA. How was your experience representing women and the diplomatic spouses? I’ve...

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