WW: Indonesian Diplomatic Reception in NYC

Every year, we celebrate our national day or the Independence day on August 17.
Back home in Indonesia, we have so many events in commemorating this historical day.

Abroad, every Indonesian representatives all over the world celebrate this joyous day by convening a diplomatic reception, pesta rakyat or people's party, or Indonesian Night.

So is New York.

We usually have it in October where we have our Foreign Minister in town for the High Level Segment of the UN General Assembly week.



This year I helped the preparation of the Reception with my team.
It was fun indeed...as we always try to bring home to the reception. 
To show Indonesia to the world :)

The theme this year was Sumatera Night so I chose my purple-gold-red Tapis Lampung, traditional cloth from my beloved hometown, Lampung, in Sumatera Island, as the outfit that night.

proudly wearing purple-red-gold and orange Tapis Lampung and Kebaya :)

Getting ready for the reception :)
We have many Indonesian traditional food originated from Sumatera and many parts of Indonesia as well, like rendang and tekwan. 


some of the desserts as well as appetizers...Indonesian traditional finger food :)

I am glad the reception went smoothly and we have many Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and diplomatic community joining our event :).


with my Foreign Minister, H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi




Hope to see you all again next year :)

24 comments:

  1. Wuahhhh ciantikk abis mb indah, so ungu semuahh

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    1. hehehee...makaasiiiih..iyaaa nih soalnyaaa warna favoriiit :)

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  2. Tapis & kebayanya cakep abis Mbak. Secakep yang pakai ^_^

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    1. Makasiiih mak Heniii.. Iyaaa niiih Alhamdulillaaah dapet kiriman kebaya ;)

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  3. The theme is sooo you. You look gorgeous. I'm one of Bu Retno's fans.

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  4. dandanan Mbak Indah kali ini beda,pangling tapi tetep cantik

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    1. makasiiiih mak Lid...yang pasti rambutnya bedaaa hehehe

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  5. You look so beautiful in your Tapis Lampung!

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  6. Love the outfit and also your new hair. Peluk Mbak Indaaaah! ^_^

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    1. makasiiiiih Eka sayaaaang :)..my new hair is different but I love it :)

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  7. Jadi pake kebaya yang ungu orange nih, cantik Mama Bo :)

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  8. Love the outfits your looking fabulous as well as that food heheh!

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    1. thank you steve...it was a lovely evening indeed..

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  9. such a lovely combination of colours it is! I've always wondered, since your national costumes always look so expensive and lavish, can everybody afford them in Indonesia or just the rich people?

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    1. some of those hand made fabrics, like Tapis Lampung that I wore, is quite costly. Around USD 300 - 500 per piece. That's why we wore them only for special ocassions. But of course we have various choices as well...so you got less intricate models or patterns for more affordable price. So, most of us have them, Dezmond :)

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  10. Wow I love your outfit for the night!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Thank you Ai...I really enjoy my outfit as well. I was sooo proud wearing it :)

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  11. The detail in your clothes is so pretty!

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