Pandemic could not stop Indonesian students living in Taiwan from celebrating Indonesian Independence Day
By Taiwan News
The Indonesian Student Association in Taiwan (PERPITA) held its Independence Day celebrations, known as “Tuh Baper,” on Friday (Aug. 14) in central and southern Taiwan, followed by a final event on Saturday in northern Taiwan.
In normal times, most students would be home for the summer and would celebrate Independence Day in Indonesia. This summer, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted Indonesia severely, has forced many students to remain in Taiwan.
The student organization invited students living all over Taiwan to join in and play traditional games, such as “makan kerupuk,” or eat the cracker, and “tarik tambang,” Indonesian for tug of war. Afterward, Indonesian foods were served by sponsoring vendors. [FULL STORY]