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‘Diaspora Memilih’ Tingkatkan Partisipasi Pemilu di Luar Negeri

Tidak terasa kita telah sampai di tahun 2014, tahun politik Indonesia. Pesta demokrasi berupa pemilu legislatif dan pemilu presiden siap digelar 9 April dan 9 Juli 2014. Tercatat 180 juta penduduk berhak menyalurkan suaranya. Jumlah ini termasuk diaspora Indonesia yang tersebar di berbagai pelosok dunia. Namun, yang menjadi pertanyaan, apakah diaspora ini akan ‘meluangkan’ waktunya untuk memilih wakilnya di pemerintahan? Stereotype yang kerap muncul adalah diaspora, terutama generasi muda ‘terlalu sibuk’ untuk melangkahkan kakinya ke Kedutaan Besar ataupun Konsulat Jenderal Republik Indonesia, sebagai tempat pemungutan suara (TPS) di luar negeri. Diaspora Indonesia, apatis atau memang buta politik?Salah seorang diaspora...

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How to Make a Pempek Palembang

28 April 2014 A fun and instructive workshop was organised by DWP KBRI Singapura that showed how to make this famous fishcake delicacy from Palembang. During the demonstration, DWP KBRI Singapura head, Mrs Ferial Hadi was also invited to get some ‘hands-on’ experience creating the dish! The instructor of this cooking showdown is Mrs Najma, aunt of Mr Ridwan Hasan, DCM of KBRI Singapura   [widgetkit...

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Record Voters Turnout for Legislative Elections

6 April 2014 The first voters came before dawn around 6 am and by Sunday evening 13,073 Indonesians from all walks of life had cast their votes at the Indonesian Embassy; the remainder voted through mail for a total of 23,851 votes from Singapore. The Embassy had prepared 144 voting booths and a barcode system was introduced to streamline the process. According to Election officials voters took just an average of 10 to 15 minutes and this quick and efficient system will also be used for the Presidential Elections.   [widgetkit...

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Dr OZ Health Talk & DWP Donation

24 March 2014 TV Talk Show personality, Dr OZ, Indonesia, Dr Ryan Thamrin, health talk to members of the DWP KBRI Singapura was accompanied by a simple ceremony – donations collected here for the victims of Indonesian natural disasters: the eruptions of Gunung Sinabung and Gunung Kelud as well as the floods at Manado. Dr Oz was happy to note that even though the ladies of DWP KBRI Singapura are in Singapore, their hearts are still in Indonesia.   [widgetkit...

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