11 August 2006

The 61st Celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day

The 61st Celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day
Indonesian Society of Hamilton
  • Date : Saturday, 19 August 2006
  • Time : 12.00 – 14.30
  • Venue : Waikato Migrant Resource Centre
  • Address : Claudelands Park, Boundary Road, Hamilton


12:00 Welcome Toast : Yunus van Wering – General Secretary KBMI
12:02 Official Ceremony
  • Display of Flag
  • Indonesia National Anthem: "Indonesia Raya"
  • Minutes of Silence
  • Reading of the Indonesian Declaration of Independence: Recorded original voice of President Sukarno
  • Independence March Song: "Hari Merdeka"
12:10 Speechs
  • Marlina Tahrir (advising speech): Charge' d' Affaires - Indonesian Embassy
  • David Bennett (general speech): Honourable MP - Hamilton East
  • Philip Yeung (general speech): Ethnic Coordinator - Hamilton City Council
12:20 Singing Together - NZ Songs
  • God Defend New Zealand: Lead by song leader
  • Pokarekare Ana
12:25 Tumpengan and Lunch
  • Say Grace: with own religion or belief
  • Cutting The Top of The Mountain-Shape Yellow Rice: Five mountains of yellow rice to be cut, back sound of Gamelan Javanese music
  • Lunch and Chat
13:25 Sajojo and Poco-poco
  • Sajojo by Susi group: Papua traditional line-dance
  • Poco-poco: Maluku traditional line-dance to be danced together by everyone
13:35 Outdoor fun games Along with colouring competition for kids
  • Lomba kelereng (marble balance)
  • Balap karung (sack race)
  • Balon tempel (sticky balloon)
  • Tarik tambang (tug-of-war)
14:20 Closing - Prize announcement Games winners, then singing together "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
14:30 Finish