Pada tanggal 7 Juli 2018, Band PPIU yang bernama Band-It untuk pertama kalinya menunjukkan aksinya di acara Indonesische Bazaar Wonderful Indonesia di Den Haag. Acara yang bertujuan mempromosikan budaya Indonesia di Belanda tersebut diadakan oleh Gereja Kristen Indonesia-Nederland (GKIN) Regio Rijswijk Den Haag.
Band-It kali ini beranggotakan 7 personil yaitu (pada gambar dari kiri atas, searah jarum jam) Akbar (bass), Dally (vokal), Iko (keyboard), Goi (drum), Vika (vokal), Shirley (vokal), dan Hanif (gitar). Mereka membawakan 8 lagu mulai dari Dia oleh Maliq and D’essentials, Orang Ketiga oleh Hivi!, sampai lagu-lagu lawas seperti Berita Kepada Kawan oleh Ebiet G Ade.
Walaupun ini merupakan penampilan perdana dari Band-It, ternyata mereka mendapat respon yang sangat antusias dari para penonton. Hal ini terlihat dari para penonton yang ikut bernyanyi bersama dan bersorak mengikuti iringan musik. Vika, Dally, dan Shirley sukses membawakan lagu secara interaktif.
Vokalis Band-It yang interaktif dan tampil menggemaskan
Bersama para suporter dan panitia acara
Awalnya Band-It ini terbentuk dari minat para mahasiswa Utrecht yang begitu tinggi pada musik. Pengurus PPIU tahun ini (2017/2018) kemudian mencetuskan sebuah ide untuk membentuk band yang dapat bermanfaat untuk mengisi hiburan di kegiatan-kegiatan PPIU ke depannya. Akhirnya dibentuklah Band-It ini pada bulan Maret 2018 yang beranggotakan total 10 orang.
Untuk mengasah kemampuan bermusik para personil band PPIU, mereka mengadakan latihan rutin sebulan 2x di sebuah studio music di daerah Zuilen. Latihan biasanya diadakan setiap hari Sabtu selama 2 jam.
Diharapkan untuk tahun-tahun berikutnya minat bermusik mahasiswa Indonesia yang menempuh studi di Utrecht tetap tinggi dan semakin berkembang. Bagi kamu mahasiswa Utrecht yang berminat di bidang musik, silakan jangan sungkan untuk bergabung!
Bagi teman-teman PPI Utrecht yang beragama Islam mungkin kepikiran untuk melaksanakan ibadah salat wajib saat masih di kampus. Apalagi saat winter, periode siang hari sangat pendek, tidak mungkin menunggu melaksanakan salat duhur dan ashar sampai kembali ke rumah atau mencari masjid di luar kawasan kampus. Nah, sebenarnya tidak perlu kuatir karena kampus Utrecht University menyediakan tempat yang nyaman untuk teman-teman yang ingin melaksanakan salat.
Pertama di kampus Uithof (karena mayoritas kuliah di lokasi ini), tepatnya di gedung Ruppert ada sebuah silent room yang biasa digunakan mahasiswa muslim untuk salat. Di sini bahkan disediakan tempat wudhu dan sajadah. Ruangannya tidak terlalu besar, sekitar 4×5 meter persegi, namun sudah sangat cukup untuk bisa melaksanakan salat. Teman-teman bisa mencari ruangan ini di ujung koridor timur gedung Ruppert.
Selain Ruppert, ruangan untuk salat juga ada di Utrecht Medical Center (UMC). Lokasi ini agak luas karena sebenarnya ruangan ini dipakai bersama untuk ibadah berbagai agama. Menariknya, setiap Jumat diadakan salat Jumat berjamaah di sini, jadi teman-teman yang berkuliah di hari Jumat tidak perlu kuatir. Untuk menuju ke lokasi ini cukup membingungkan jika mencari sendiri. Teman-teman bisa berangkat bersama rekan PPIU lainnya atau menanyakan ke petugas di sana lokasi ruangan “Stilte Centrum”.
Kemudian bagaimana dengan lokasi kampus Drift? Karena mayoritas gedung-gedung di kawasan universiteitkwartier ini adalah bangunan lama, maka tidak ada musala atau silent room. Namun, kalau teman-teman berencana belajar dalam waktu yang lama di Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad (orang-orang umumnya menyebut perpustakaan Drift), lebih baik pinjam study room supaya bisa dipakai juga untuk salat. Kalau terpaksa tidak ada, beberapa dari kami biasanya menuju ke lantai -1 dan melaksanakan salat di spot rak-rak buku yang sepi. Karena ruangan ini tertutup jadi cukup nyaman untuk salat. Hanya saja, jangan lupa sediakan sajadah atau syal ya untuk alas salat. Jika teman-teman ingin lebih nyaman lagi dalam salat, silakan bisa menuju masjid Ulu Camii yang tidak terlalu jauh dari kampus Drift atau sekitar 10 menit dengan menggunakan sepeda.
Stilte Centrum UMC
Suasana Salat Jumat di Stilte Centrum UMC
Silent room di Gedung Ruppert
Floorplan lantai dasar Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad menuju lantai -1
Utrecht Indonesian Day 2017 telah terlaksanakan dengan sukses berkat lerja keras panitia dan dukungan para penonton semua. Berikut liputan dari beberapa media massa mengenai Utrecht Indonesian Day 2017.
Celengan PPI Utrecht adalah kegiatan yang diinisiasi oleh pengurus Divisi Sosial Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di Utrecht (PPIU) periode 2016-2017. Tujuan dari kegiatan ini adalah untuk mewadahi rasa empati dan kepedulian para mahasiswa Indonesia di Belanda terhadap sesama yang membutuhkan. Ada dua tipe pelaksanaan kegiatan: 1) Celengan disebarkan kepada anggota PPIU. Setiap rumah yang ditinggali oleh anggota PPIU akan mendapatkan satu celengan untuk kemudian diisi dengan koin-koin sesuai keikhlasan masing-masing; 2) Satu celengan diberikan kepada masing-masing PPI-PPI Kota se Belanda. Setelah periode yang ditentukan, celengan kemudian dikumpulkan kembali untuk selanjutnya disalurkan kepada pihak yang membutuhkan. Pada laporan ini, akan dijelaskan pelaksanaan kegiatan pertama.
Pada awal kepengurusan, kegiatan ini direncanakan untuk dilaksanakan sebanyak 3 kali selama masa kepengurusan. Dalam pelaksanaannya, karena keterbatasan sumberdaya, kegiatan ini hanya bisa terlaksana 2 kali. Pengurus juga memutuskan bahwa untuk penyaluran hasil pengumpulan dana, akan lebih difokuskan bantuan kepada anak-anak didaerah perbatasan dan daerah konflik.
Untuk periode 1, celengan mulai disebarkan pada akhir bulan Februari 2017. Tercatat sebanyak 16 celengan berhasil disebarkan. Setelah 3 bulan, celengan dikumpulkan kembali. Pada periode ini, celengan yang dikumpulkan adalah celengan dilingkup anggota PPIU saja. Tercatat sebanyak 363.36 euro dana yang berhasil dikumpulkan. Dana ini kemudian disalurkan kepada 3 pihak independent yang sedang menginisiasi pendirian rumah baca untuk anak-anak dibeberapa daerah terpencil di Indonesia. Pihak-pihak tersebut adalah:
Rumah baca di Kepulauan Letti, perbatasan Maluku Barat Daya, diinisiasi oleh tim Nusantara Sehat yang bertugas disana.
Buku untuk anak-anak di kampung Yepem Papua, diinisiasi oleh Forum Komunikasi pelajar mahasiswi Tarakan.
Ruang baca SDN BK Gimpu, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, diinisiasi oleh komunitas Sahabat Indonesia Berbagi Palu.
Setelah periode 1, celengan kemudian disebarkan kembali untuk periode 2. Ditargetkan, semua celengan dari anggota PPIU dan PPI Kota akan dikumpulkan kembali pada akhir bulan September untuk kemudian disalurkan kepada anak-anak yang berada di daerah konflik.
Please accept our invitation to participate in the drawing and coloring competition of Utrecht Indonesian Day (UID) 2017. During the last three years of the events, Utrecht Indonesian Day (UID) becomes a symbol of a cultural event that provides the chance to maintain and strengthen the unique bond among Indonesian diaspora and the local community in the Netherlands. The celebration of UID had consistently highlighted the various aspect of the assimilation between the two nations. This attempt attracted a lot of attentions and supports of around 400 visitors each year.
This year, Indonesian Students’ Association in Utrecht (PPI Utrecht) determines to bring back the excitement of UID with a distinct theme of ‘Indonesian traditional games.’ It is expected that UID 2017 can be used by the modern families, either Indonesian, Dutch, mixed, or others, to introduce the traditional games that start to extinct despite its precious norm and educational values. We believe that UID 2017 will be the best event that provides the experience for everyone to observe, involve, and enjoy the Indonesian culture, especially the merriness of its traditional games.
Hoping you will find an inspiration in this year’s theme, we are looking forward to your entries.
The theme of Utrecht Indonesian day 2017 is INDONESIAN TRADITIONAL GAME
Competition and Eligibility Condition
I. CATEGORY A: Coloring Competition for 4-7 year old
1. Eligible for children within age 4-7 year old
2. Choosing one from the pictures below:
Picture A.1 (link download)
Picture A.2 (link download)
Picture A.3 (link download)
3. Paper size: A4, 80 – 100 gsm
4. Free to use any coloring tools
II. CATEGORY B: Coloring Competition for 7-10 year old
1. Eligible for children within age 7-10 year old
2. Choosing one from the below pictures:
Picture B.1 (link download)
Picture B.2 (link download)
Picture B.3 (link download)
3. Paper size: A4, 80 – 100 gsm
4. Free to use any coloring tools
III. CATEGORY C: Drawing Competition for 10-15 year old
1. Eligible for children within age 10-15 year old
2. Theme: traditional game
3. Paper size: A4, 80 – 100 gsm
4. Free to use any drawing and coloring tools
Labelling of Artworks
To label competing artworks, please, use the attached WORK IDENTIFICATION Label (see below). Each work must have the following information on the back side:
a. Coloring/drawing category (A/B/C).
b. Surname and name of the child/participant (give them in the following order: 1 surname, 2 name).
d. Name and full address of the school or organization responsible for sending the work (name of the school, street, postcode, city, country). Information on awards will be sent to this address later.
e. E-mail address of the organization to be used for communication on the exhibition – please, indicate the website of the school, the current e-mail address of the school or organization and an e-mail address of the art teacher(s) responsible for sending in the works so that they could be informed on the competition.
f. If a child participate as an individual, indicate their name, age and home address, including an e-mail for communication (of a parent of theirs).
Label for participant managed by school or organisation:
Label for individual participant:
All of the drawing and coloring result will be judged by juries with criteria:
Color composition (20%)
Beauty/ artistry (30 %)
Tidiness (30 %)
Coloring/drawing technique (20 %)
The top 10 of each category will exhibit on 10th of September start from 11.00-14.30
The visitor will vote for the top three winners and will be announced around 14.45
Opening competition: 10 August 2017 – 2 September 2017
Selection by judges: 2 September 2017 – 9 September 2017
Exhibition of top-10: 10 September 2017 (ZIMIHC Theater Stefanus 2 Braziliëdreef, 3563 CK Utrecht) start from 11.00-14.30, followed with announcement of the winner at 14.45 pm
Trophy for top three winners
Gift package for top three winners
Certificate for top three, top ten and all participants
Please send your entries to the following address:
Stichting Generasi Baru (De Bazelstraat 31, 3555 CR Utrecht, Netherlands)
There are four food stands that will fulfill your gastronomy of Indonesian foods, e.g:
1. Pempek Elysha
Pempek Elysha is a restaurant which served Indonesian cuisine in Den Haag. As its name, the speciality of this restaurant is Pempek Palembang. Address: Bruijnings Ingenhoeslaan 124, 2273 KT Voorburg. Contact: 070 201 5750.
Pempek with its signature sauce.
2. Lapek Jo
Lapek Jo is a professional Indonesian food vendor which can be found in several Indonesian cultural events. Sate Padang is the most famous menu from Lapek Jo. The speciality of Lapek Jo is Padang cuisine. Address: Jan Wapstraat 172, 2523 GM Den Haag. Contact: 062 692 3145.
Full dish of Nasi Padang.
3. Coto Makassar Ida
Farida Sinrang is one of a regular vendor of Utrecht Indonesian Day. This year, Coto Makassar is her special menu for UID 2017. Who doesn’t love Coto Makassar! Based in Overvecht, Utrecht. Contact: 061 123 0241.
The one and only Coto Makassar.
4. Annisa Utrecht
Annisa is Indonesian women group in Overvecht, Utrecht. This year, Annisa participates in UID 2017 with its various Indonesian traditional snacks. Don’t miss the special cendol ice and pandan cake from Annisa! Contact: 062 815 6566.
Exhibition consists of two parts. First is the exhibition of the top 10 of drawing and coloring competition. There are three categories of competition, the 4-7 years old, the 7-10 years old and the 10-15 years old. Here visitors will have chance to choose their most favorite drawing, and the most voted will serve as the winner of the competition. The announcement of the result will be around 14.45 during the workshop. For more information about the drawing and coloring competition, please see here (link to competition).
Second is the exhibition of Indonesian traditional games. It will show the history and how to play several traditional games such as yoyo, gasing, gundu, bekel, and congklak.
Yoyo is a famous international games which also played by Indonesian kids. It is believed that yoyo brought and introduced by Chinese people in Indonesia. The traditional form of yoyo is made of wood and usually sell in front of elementary school yard. Nowadays, the modern form of yoyo is made of steel and with many variation of style to play it.
How to play yoyo it’s very easy. Just follow this video and at least you will be an amateur yoyo player:
This game is normally played by boys. The gangsing is a top made from bamboo with a small opening on the side. This small hole makes the top whistle very distinctively as it Gangsingspins. The size of the hole determines the pitch of the whistle. String is wound around the dowel that goes through the center of the gangsing . The child then holds onto the flat bamboo handle that is tied to the end of the string and pulls this handle to set the gangsing spinning. Normally a circle is drawn on the ground about 50 cm. in diameter. Two children play against each other. The object of the game is to try and knock your opponents gangsing out of the designated circle. Gangsing are commonly sold outside the temples and tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, Central Java.
If you play with your friends or in a competition, the winner is the one who can stay spin longer. Curious? See below video for Indonesian gasing!
Children play gasing (Source: http://bit.ly/2uFqKcg)
Gundu is one of the most popular Indonesia traditional games played all over the Indonesia, it is also called as kanchey in North India and Marbles in English. This game is considered as one of the street game and is banned by many parents nowadays. This game increases the aim and concentration skills. The way to play this game is by holding tautly in the forefinger of the left hand. Then the finger is stretched back like a bow-string by the pressure of the forefinger of the right hand, then the gundu is immediately shooted by releasing the finger. Remember, while pushing the gundu, the left thumb should firmly touch the ground. Follow this movie to be a good shooter!
This is the equivalent of western jacks, and is commonly played by Indonesian girls. The shape of the bekel differs from the western jacks in that they are flat with a small bridge holding the two sides together. On the upper side of the biji bekel there is a small red dot that is called the pit. The under side of the bekel is called a roh. On one of the flat sides of the biji bekel there are small indentations or dots and the other side is smooth.
The game is played is a similar method to jacks, but with a few differences. When the game is started, the biji bekel are all held in the hand of the player and are dropped as the ball is allowed to bounce one time. The player then starts to play by attempting to pick up the biji bekel one at a time without disturbing any of the other biji bekel within the time that it takes the ball to bounce once.
If the player successfully has picked up all of the bekel, he then drops them again and starts the second set of the game. In this set he must attempt to position the biji bekel with the pit facing up again one at a time. This action must be completed while the player throws the ball in the air and allows it to bounce one time. The player must attempt to turn over the bekel without moving any of the other bekel.
If the player completes this successfully, he then picks up the biji bekel one at a time while throwing the ball in the air until he has all of the biji bekel in his hand. He then drops them all again and now picks the biji bekel up two at a time and then three at a time, etc. until he picks up all the biji bekel with one sweep of the hand.
He drops them again and now starts the roh set. The player must attempt to turn over all the biji bekel so the roh side is now facing up. It is permitted to pick up more than one group of the set number while the ball is being thrown in the air. For example if the player is picking up groups of two while the ball is being thrown in the air, he may grab three groups of two bekel. The action of grabbing a set number of bekel is called cek.
If the player moves any of the biji bekel that he is not attempting to pick up, or if he drops any of the biji bekel in his hand, he loses his turn and it goes to the next player. A skilled player can go through many sets of the game before he makes a mistake and has to turn the bekel over to the next player. The player that completes the most sets without making a mistake is considered the winner of the game.
The name is derived from the Dutch game”bikkelen” using the same copper “bikkels”.
Congklak has its origins in either Africa or the Arab world, depending on which scholar’s theory you choose to believe. Some of the oldest evidence was found in National Geographic-sponsored archaeological diggings dating back to 7,000 to 5,000 BC in present-day Jordan. Even within Indonesia, Congklak is known by different names from region to region. The most common name, Congklak, is taken from the cowrie shell, which is commonly used to play the game. This game consist of two items, namely playing board and playing pieces. The playing board is made from wood, with variations from island to island in the number of holes on each side, either 5, 6, 7 or 9 holes. All the boards have two ‘store house’ holes, one on each end. The design varies from simple, unadorned woods, to boat-shaped boards, to highly decorated playing boards. Whilst stones, seeds and shells are used as pieces for the game.
During the first session of the event, several performers will guide you to the ethnique and traditional Indonesian music. Here are their profiles:
1. SIN (Sekolah Indonesia Netherlands / The Indonesia School in Netherlands)
This school was established for Indonesian nationality kid in Netherlands. This school open for Indonesians who have a desire to give their children an education based on Indonesian value and curriculum. The goal of this school is providing access to a good, competitive, and relevant education with international standard but according to Indonesian value and culture. This school recently send the students to perform a traditional dance in several Indonesian events, including the upcoming UID 2017, to introduce and remind the beauty of Indonesian Culture through traditional dance.
Potatone is a musical group consists of several Indonesian bachelor students who study in Netherland. Since they study and live far away from their home and have the same interest in music, they create this group. This group mainly perform Indonesian pop song in their colour. They add a classical element in their music such as adding the saxophones, to polish their musical taste. They already performed in several Indonesian Cultural events. Ready to feel the trendy Indonesian songs in the different colour, come and join us.
3. Indonesia Classic Song by Ardelia Padmasaswitri
Ardelia started her musical journey in the Netherlands in 2014, and along the way she met Henny Diemer, and received guidance from her. Later in 2014 she started her singing education in the Utrecht Conservatorium under the guidance of Dobrinka Yankova. Studying at Utrecht Conservatorium, Ardelia has a lot of contact with the Early Music. In her second year, she was trusted to sing an aria from Bach Cantata BWV 180 “Schmücke dich, o Liebe Seele”, which was conducted by Heiko ter Schegget. Currently, she is continuing her third year in Den Haag Conservatorium under the guidance of Sasja Hunnego. In this event, Ardelia will perform Classic Indonesian Song written by famous poets such as Mohtar Embut and Izmail Marzuki.
The Let’s Play workshop will be lead directly by Hong Community. Here are their profile and what will we do during the workshop.
Hong community had been initiated at the first time in 1996 by Mohamad Zaini Alif. Kang Zaini -Mohamad Zaini Alif’s nickname- has conducted several types of research about toys and traditional games. He started his research in Bandung, West Java. His work gained public attention, especially children to gather for playing some traditional games and even make their toys by themselves. This gathering activity grew bigger until the member reaches 150 people with an age range of 6 – 90 years. Therefore, in 2013 Kang Zaini changed this group activity into a formal community, namely Hong community. Since this community has a diverse age of the member, there is a differentiation of the member role within this community. The children act as the game player while the adults play a role as facilitator, toys maker and/or speaker in an event. The activity of this community gained more public attention as it supports education especially children characteristic development, tourism, culture, and entrepreneurship development of its member. Therefore, in 2012 a foundation namely Hong Pekarangan Nusantara Foundation was established to facilitate all Hong Community activities primarily research and development of traditional games. The experiences of Hong Community to introduce the value of traditional games especially for the children development not only in Indonesia area but also abroad (Japan and Australia).
Workshop: Let’s Play!!
Workshop activity of Utrecht Indonesia Day 2017 will be held in collaboration with Hong Community. This workshop will be divided into two sections. The first and short section will invite the audience to create traditional toys using coconut leaves. At the end of this session, the audience may bring back their hand make toys as a memento. The second and longer one will invite the audience to go back to the joy of childhood period. Utilising the sarong (traditional Indonesian clothes), we hope to induce and stimulate the audience’s imagination in an interactive activity.
Making keris (Javanese swords) from janur (coconut leave).
Playing with sarung (Indonesian Traditional Clothes).