BANDUNG–Indofair, is an exhibition of products from Indonesia and Indonesian traditional art performances in Suriname, South America, will become the gateway to the West Java local products to compete at international level.
This annual event held by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (Embassy) in Suriname and Java Communities in Suriname or Vereniging Herdenking Javaanse Immigratie (VHJI).
Met after the audience at Gedung Sate Bandung, on Saturday (24/10), the Indonesian Ambassador to Suriname, Dominicus Supratikto invites the West Java Provincial Government to participate in Indofair 16th, which will be held in late of September and early October 2016, located at Sana Budaya complex, Paramarimbo City, Suriname.
Supratikto explained that West Java's potential to expand marketing of local products in Suriname is very open, considering of the wedding dress demand from Depok is quite interested in there.
"Wedding Clothes from Depok, West Java, quite interested by citizens from Suriname. The request has reached a dozens of clothes,” said Supratikto.
"The price of each cloth reaches 15 to 20 million. Imagine the benefit they had get from this,” he added.
Responding to this statement, Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar, warmly welcome this golden opportunity. Deddy said, not only through handicraft and fashion industry in West Java, but also we will reach out to citizens of Suriname through our culinary.
"Beyond of the trade issues, most specifically is the manufacture and culinary," said Deddy.
Culinary from West Java such as soto, empal gentong, satay and pecel, have been interest in Suriname. So that in the next Indofair, West Java will introduce the richness of the typical culinary flavours, such as sega jamblang, timbal rice, Pepes, and also traditional snacks such as dodol, colenak and serabi.