Indonesian students celebrate Independence Day together in Taiwan

Pandemic could not stop Indonesian students living in Taiwan from celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/18
By  Taiwan News

Indonesian students in Taiwan celebrate Independence Day at “Tuh Baper” event. (PERPITA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian students in Taiwan who were unable to be home for their nation’s Independence Day (Aug. 17) came together on university campuses to play traditional Indonesian games instead.

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]

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