Celebrating your culture with a bazaar

Celebrating your culture with a bazaar

The Indo-Malay Celebration and Food Bazaar is coming back to celebrate multiculturalism next week.

No matter what your background is, if you are living in Australia the Indo-Malay Celebration and Food Bazaar has it all and is coming back to celebrate multiculturalism next week.

For the 25th time the Perth Indonesian Community was thinking about increasing social cultural activities in Canning, Gosnells, Canning Vale, Thornlie, Kelmscott and Armadale.

Event organiser Astit Olszowy has become an expert in getting the community involved in these type of events and has said he wanted more people to unite in one place no matter where they come from.

“We are now all living in Australia, therefore it is important to get to know each other so we can all live in peace and be friends,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity for all the surrounding residents to come and become more familiar with our varied culture.”

Some of the activities in the event will include a cultural fashion show which is a collaboration between the local NA Pajajaran fashion group and the Selendang Sutra Dance Troupe.

The fashion show will showcase Indonesian traditional, modern and classic costumes. Also the Perth Indonesian Percussion Orchestra, Belyssa Belly Dance Academy, Indonesian Dangdut music and solo didgeridoo are amongst some of the highlights of the event.

Ms Olszowy said people will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge of how bamboo can also be used to make musical instruments.

“By experiencing drawing and painting batik on a piece of cloth, people will appreciate the making by hand of the Batik Garment,” she said.

The event will be held on November 10 from 11am to 3pm at the Amherst Village Community Centre in Southern River and everyone is welcome to attend.