Official participation Indonesia with “Wonderful Archipelago”
In the presence of His Excellency Mr. Mayerfas, Ambassador of Indonesia in the Netherlands, Annemarie Jorritsma, Commissioner-General Floriade Expo 2022, director Floriade Sven Stimac and the Mayor of Almere, Franc Weerwind, signed the official participation contract for Indonesia on Thursday 4th March.
This official ceremony took place on the Indonesian plot at Floriade. The Republic of Indonesia is the first country to sign the official participation contract for Floriade Expo 2022.
Annemarie Jorritsma emphasized the historical bond and friendship between Indonesia and the Netherlands and addressed the ambassador: “We strive to continue the good cooperation between our countries with trade mission and knowledge exchange. We like to share knowledge and we like to learn. The Netherlands, the province and the city of Almere are preparing for your arrival.”
Sven Stimac praised the former entries of Indonesia, very active, with a rich palette of cultural activities, trade missions and participation. “I am convinced this time it will even be better.”
‘The Wonderful Archipelago’
Visitors of the Indonesian pavilion will be taken on a journey through the traditional and modern Indonesian way of life that reflects the local wisdom of living dynamically with nature. The theme “The Wonderful Archipelago” represents the country’s enormous diversity in nature and culture of the more than 17,000 islands. The buildings on the site will include a traditional Indonesian dwelling constructed of sustainable materials, a greenhouse with typical Indonesian plants and trees and a playing field with traditional games to give visitors a fun experience the Indonesian way.
“Indonesia also participated in Floriade 2002 and 2012. This experience served not only to present the relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia in every aspect, but also to promote the ideas and principles for green and sustainability. Indonesia is also forced to live green for a better future”, says His Excellency Mr. Mayerfas, Ambassador of Indonesia in the Netherlands.
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Rising sea levels
Life in Indonesia as the world largest archipelago also brings challenges. The threat of rising sea levels is a burning issue for the many islands of Indonesia. The theme of its participation expresses Indonesia’s commitment to protect the archipelago by living sustainably. This theme ties in well with Floriade. “Water management is an important topic for both Indonesia and the Netherlands. The participation of Indonesia in Floriade offers opportunities to work together. We look forward to sharing knowledge and discussing business opportunities. In addition, the presence of Indonesian art and culture enriches the event, ”says Mayor Franc Weerwind.
View the animation of the Indonesian pavilion
Artist impression pavilion of Indonesia. Credits: LAGOM Landschape Design