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Indonesian Diversity at Airlangga (INDIAIR) 2019

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INDIAIR 2019 was held on 14th – 26th January 2019. There were 25 participants from 4 different countries: Australia, Malaysia, China, and Libya. They learned Indonesian culture for two weeks by having tour and fieldtrips in Surabaya and Malang.

Participants visited several historical landmarks in Surabaya, namely: House of Sampoerna, Monument of Heroes, Majapahit Hotel, and Cheng-Ho Mosque. During their visit to those places, participants had the chance to experience cultural diversities by meeting people from various ethnicities, such as: Maduranese, Arabs, Chinese that has been living in harmony for generations.

In addition to learning cultural diversities in Surabaya, INDIAIR 2019 participants had the chance to learn batik. Batik is part of Indonesian heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation.

The last three days, participants went to Malang to get a deeper understanding about Indonesian diversity by visiting Jodipan village, in which it portrays various different social classes in Indonesia.  Apart from that, participants also visited Jawa Timur Park I, where they can witness many cultural diversities by exploring museums and dioramas representing each ethnicity in Indonesia.