In celebration of the 71st Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, PPIA Queensland (Indonesian Students Association in Australia) will organize the event of Pesta Rakyat 2016 that is addressed to citizens of Indonesia who is currently continuing education in Queensland, Australia, citizens of Indonesia, who has become a permanent resident, other foreign residents, and also tourists.
Taking the theme of “One-day Indonesian Culture Trip”, Pesta Rakyat 2016 will be held on August 21, 2016 and is located in King George Square, Brisbane CBD. The activities will be focused on cultures and beauty sceneries that lie in every island of Indonesia, such as Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. This all would then be packaged in the various forms of activities – traditional music and dance performances, arts and crafts workshop, traditional games, and culinary booths as well as travel and education. Pesta Rakyat 2016 is sponsored by The Radhana Kuta Bali, The Oasis Lagoon Sanur Bali, Kopi Brisbane, and Krisna Oleh-Oleh Khas Bali and media partnered with Trans 7, IndoZones, Kopi Brisbane, River 94.9FM, IndoPost, Indo Media, OZIP, Cicak2, and SIBW.
Sheila Al Wahida, as a Project Officer Pesta Rakyat 2016, said that the activities of Pesta Rakyat 2016 would bring out the concept that is different compared to the previous years. “This year, Pesta Rakyat will raise the concept of traveling that is wrapped in the aviation scene. Why traveling? Because the target audience is not only the Indonesians living in Queensland, but also Australians and other foreign tourists. Therefore, our purpose is to point out to the audience that Indonesia has thousands of culture widespread from Sabang to Merauke.”
Furthermore, there will be a ceremony to raise Indonesia’s flag that will be held in the morning. Thus, Pesta Rakyat 2016 is also a perfect medium for Indonesian to commemorate the patriot in order to achieve independence 71 years ago