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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy 68th Independence Day, dearest Indonesia!

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It was such a privilege for me to attend the annual celebration for Indonesia's 68th Independence Day at Istana Merdeka, Jakarta. I attended the evening ceremony and before it, we watched some awesome art performances by lots of art communities across Indonesia. It was awesome. These are some snip-snaps that my mother captured. Enjoy!

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Mrs. Yudhoyono's secretary desk.


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The offices.


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Inside the palace building. There are LOTS of beautiful paintings that I so adore, such as Raden Saleh's and Basuki Abdullah's. Too bad I can't take the picture because I believe flash lights will destroy old painting's color (This is true!).




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The rooms are so beautifully decorated it looked like a grand ballrooms in fairy tales.

 

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Posing in front of president's podium. 


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We are so near from Monas. Look! I never been sitting so close to Mr. President.


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First performance by Erwin and Gita Gutawa's "Di Atas Rata-Rata" kids. They're incredibly awesome.


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 Next performance by vocal groups.


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Batik dance from Pekalongan. It tells us the process of making Batik.



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Marching band + Rama and Shinta story.







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Bali dance that are so incredible and picture-perfect.



 

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Marching band + traditional Kalimantan music + Rio Febrian


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It's time for the flag ceremony!


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 The most breathtaking scene. I'm so glad my mom can capture it!

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After the ceremony.

 
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We had the chance to take a picture with Jakarta's vice governor, Mr. Ahok (minus me because it turned out bad!) and his wife. Mr. Ahok is surprisingly taller than I ever imagined! 

8 comments:

  1. whoaa those are a lot of picture I'm jealous of your experience :)

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    1. Hehehe. It sure really nice to be there. :D

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  2. thank you for visiting :)
    wah kemaren ikut upacara di istana ya :) my mom attended too :)

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    1. Sure thing, you're very welcome. :)
      Yup! Wow, it must be fun, isn't it?

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  3. wah keren, ikut langsung upacara di istana merdeka :)

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  4. kakak cantiiiik banget banget lah. Udah cantik, talented lagi, kagum deh sama kakak :)

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    1. Hey, I just read your comment here. :)
      Oh my thank you. I am so flattered. :")

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