PERWIRA is The Indonesian Society of Victoria, and it was established in October 1981 in Melbourne. PERWIRA is a social and a not-for-profit organisation of Indonesian nationals, and also an incorporated society based on the five principles of PANCASILA, which are established for the purpose of:
Promoting unity and harmonious relations within the Indonesian community in Victoria
Fostering the physical and spiritual welfare of members of the Indonesian community in Victoria
Providing liaison between the Indonesian community in Victoria and the Indonesian diplomatic representatives in Australia
Fostering and promoting the Indonesian heritage within the Indonesian community in Victoria
Promoting knowledge and understanding of the Indonesian culture within the society in Victoria
The Satay Festival is held annually on the first Saturday of May and presents Indonesian satay from different regions of Indonesia plus traditional dance performances. This event promises to be a tremendous day for those foodies who like satay (or peanut butter based) foods, as well as general Indonesian food and dance!
It will be a "celebration of diversity in harmony" and held on Saturday 12th May 2018 from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm at the Box Hill Town Hall, 379-397 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.
This festival will reflect the festive celebration of Indonesian diversity of ethnicities, arts, cultures, culinary as well as tourism. There will be live entertainment and traditional Indonesian dances, music performances, Indonesian foods and drinks available for sale.
There will also be business and trade services and an exhibition of Indonesian tourism - so if you are thinking of visiting Indonesia, then this is the place to go to get information from those "in the know".
For further information, you can contact one of the event coordinators, Mr Iwan Wibisono - phone: 0433 280 393, Mr Windu Kuntoro - phone 0433 452 234 and Mrs Nika Suwarsih - phone 0412 476 998. You can also find out more from their Facebook page.
Make sure you note the date - 12th May, 2018 - so you do not miss out on this event.