Welcome to the Indonesian Festival 2008 Website

Indonesian Student Association of James Cook University - PPIA JCU and The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, Canberra proudly present IndoFest 2008, the annual event of the North Queensland Indonesian Festival. This year we proudly promote Tropical Indonesia in Tropical North Queensland as the theme to embrace the Indonesian's multicultural ethnic groups and also to support the 100 year nation's awakening on Visit Indonesia 2008. We believe that cultural diversity explores new ways to turn creativity. The literatures, arts, ways of life, value systems, traditions and beliefs present the diversity of Indonesia. Through this event we wanted to address the challenge of cultural diversity through the multitude of the material and immaterial attributes of arts and culture.


  • Project Manager - Maulita Sari Hani
  • Project Assisstant - Zainul Hidayah
  • Treasurer - Annie Daryani
  • Stage Manager - Gustaf Mamangkey
  • Master of Ceremony (MC) - Annie Daryani, Vina Birbeck
  • Operational Manager - Lintang Adi Pradana
  • Events - Etha Eldridge, Johanna Kodoatie, Nurhayati Oakley
  • Promotion and Publication - Gustaf Mamangkey
  • Community Affairs - Dian Latifah
  • General Affairs - Lintang Adi Pradana, M. Lukman, Ardy Widiyanto, Yusuf Martiyastiadi, Erwin Imam Santoso
  • Catering - Aji Harlawati, Yuli Santoso, Yanti Thoha, Fera pattinasarany
  • Transportation - Yansen Thoha, Warni Foster
  • Documentation - Daniel Stassen, Joshua Mark

What's On

Cultural Performances
Variety of tradiitonal dance performances from Aceh to Papua will bring you to the authenticity of Indonesia.

Food Fair
A range of foods will encompass your gastronomic experiences.

Documentary movie
It is all about Indonesia. The archipelago, nature, and ecotourism.

Arts and Crafts Exhibition
A number of arts and crafts present the diversity of Indonesia cultures.

Pose in Indonesian Costume
Donate a gold coin then you can wear Indonesian Costume and we will documented your picture.

Special Performance
Special performance from The Rhytm Connection, The Indigenous, The African, The Philippines, and The Indian Community Group will add more colour to the diversity of our annual festival.

Dance Fusion
The Indonesian and the Gurrumay Aborigine dance group proudly perform a traditional music and dance collaboration that represent a harmony of two different cultures which embrace the unity of diversity on a coreography.

So, Don't Miss It !!

Indonesian Arts & Crafts

Indonesian Arts & Crafts
Indonesian crafts as one of the art products has various styles, patterns and designs, inherited from ancestors with various cultural backgrounds. Traditional or spiritual values from many tribes are reflected in the colors, forms and typical crafts from certain regions which display various meanings related to the ethnic or particular region of origin.

Food Fair

Below are numbers of Indonesian dishes that we offer on the food stall.

Fried Noodle

Fried Noodle
Fried noodles are common throughout East and Southeast Asia. Many varieties, cooking styles, and ingredients exist. Spicy Malay stir-fried noodles common in Indonesia.

Cap Cay / Veggies Stir Fry

Cap Cay / Veggies Stir Fry
Cap cay is an Indonesian mixed vegetable dish. It consists of a number of different kinds of vegetables.Stir fry veggie dishes are exciting because they are generally very colorful due to the variety of vegetables included. This stir fry veggie dish is a great alternative to add healthy vegetables to any meal.


Rendang is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Rendang is made from beef (or occasionally chicken, mutton, water buffalo meat, duck or vegetables like jackfruit or cassava) slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices for several hours until almost all the liquid is gone, leaving the meat coated in the spicy condiments.

Fried Rice

Fried Rice
Nasi goreng (Indonesian for fried rice). Literally nasi means rice and goreng means fried. The dish is often accompanied by additional items such as a fried egg, fried chicken, satay, or krupuk (fried crackers / chips made of shrimp or vegetables). When it accompanied by a fried egg, it is sometimes called the nasi goreng special.