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#EngPic: Indonesian Events in England

Hi fellas :) I hope you had a good Saturday so far :D

Did you know that outside of Indonesia there are Indonesian cultural events going on?

And in England, it is no exception :D Here are some #EngPic that admin would like to share how our culture are shown in the English land :)

First up, guess who was in Trafalgar Square :D This square is a very iconic landmark in London, England

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Year 2014 is the first time Indonesia get to share their culture in Trafalgar Square. Many countries have done the same, even yearly!

Trafalgar Square is dedicated to the Battle of Trafalgar hence Nelson’s column is in the middle as he led the battle.

Which you can see it standing behind the stage. From here you can also see Big Ben. “Hello Indonesia” is the name of the event.

Beside performances, there were Indonesian food and crafts being sold by Indonesian representatives from Indonesia and England.

Representatives & workshops all shared our uniqueness on unity and diversity. It was a colourful day in Trafalgar Square :)

I think the highlight would be the crowd “dangdutan” in the ending in front of the famous National Gallery :D

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There are so many photos that could be shared but I think @londonfriend has the best photos for our #EngPic -> http://ow.ly/yhBme :D

Besides in Trafalgar Square, Nottingham University’s Indonesian Student Society held their yearly “Indofest” on site

While “Hello Indonesia” was by the Indonesian Embassy and Governmental institutes, “Indofest” was held by Indonesian students in UK

It has food and crafts being sold, performances, Indonesian games, sports, Batik workshop, and photo exhibition #EngPic

Surprisingly, as the #EngPic shows, not only kids get to play “balap karung”, the adults too :D

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There were a lot of stands and people, you also can see the smoke of the satay grilling from here :)

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See if you can guess what’s on the right pocket of the bag? :D I really miss it now :( it was sold for £1!

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To be honest, these kind of events are bringing home closer to those who are far and it promotes Indonesia more and more :)

Just like what this #EngPic says :) Photo by @yantiyanto

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And on that note, who wouldn’t resist a tipat cantok and cendol drink with ketan XD Photo by @yantiyanto

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So that’s it for our #EngPic today :) I really hope you enjoyed the session :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 21, 2014

Photo sources: @daedonghae and @yantiyanto

 

 

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#EngPic: London Transport (2)

Those who have looked up or know about London, it has a real famous Routemaster’s Red Bus

Or known as the red double decker bus that has stairs on the back

The real Routemaster Red Bus has been discontinued since 10 years ago due to its engines

 

Routemaster bus on route 159 drives over Westminster Bridge in Londonhttp://www.doubledecker-bus.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/routemaster-2.jpg

 

Since then, the famous you-can-jump-in-from-the-back bus hardly seen on the roads of London

These ones existed instead, along the previous Routemaster ones if they are still around

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Yet, hope comes back when a new version and I guess much friendlier engines were produced

They look like this one, interesting isn’t it?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Routemaster

 

In this new Routemaster bus we can go in through three doors, one on the front, the middle and the back as it has two sets of stairs

Unlike the ordinary ones it has only one sets of stairs and you can only come in through the front

Note: London never misses a person not paying their use of transport, you have to show a valid ticket to travel

But lately admin has been spotting this one, and look what it says :D

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Apparently it is to celebrate the Year of the Bus – 2014 :)

I hope you all have enjoyed the session!

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 24, 2014