"Park and Ride" : take the Sunset Fair Shuttle bus from Lecidere, near Lita Store!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Katon Bagaskara: a fantastic Indonesian night at Sunset Fair!

Indonesian cultural night at the Sunset Fair, with traditional dancing, Sasando Rote music and the fabulous Katon Bagaskara: what an entertainer!  

Katon Bagaskara wows the crowd at Sunset Fair

Traditional Sasando Rote music from West Timor

Thanks are due to the Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,  Mr.Wardiyatmo, who was on a visit to Dili to strengthen the cooperation between Indonesia and Timor-Leste in the tourism sector as well as preparing the signing of MoU between MTCI and Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy during the visit of Indonesia's President next year.

Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of
Tourism and Creative Economy, Mr.Wardiyatmo
The Indonesian delegation members numbered around 19, including Katon Bagaskara and other performers coming from Jakarta. 14 people including 3 DNT staff travelled to Baucau on the 9th Dec to visit the second largest city as well as to develop an understanding the tourism potential in that area. They went sightseeing at Wataba'o Beach, following up with the visit to Hospitality training School at the Canossian Sisters and lunch at Pousada Baucau. The objective of the delegation's visit and Katon's performance at the Sunset Fair, Cristo Rei was to strengthen people-to-people connections and to experience the local markets where the Secretary General bought Tais and a fruit basket for souvenirs.

The delegation left on the 10th December with Merpati after a courtesy call with the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Mr. Gil Alves.
Mr.Wardiyatmo and delegation take a break from
souvenir shopping to pose for photos
Don't forget, next Friday, December 16th is the closing night at the Sunset Fair. It's a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and there will be plenty of entertainment. Watch this space for details!