THE 31st BABA – NYONYA/ PERANAKAN CONVENTION 2018
23- 25 November 2018 in Novotel Hotel, TangCity Mall, Tangerang-Banten, Indonesia
“EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF PERANAKAN”
Updated 23 Sept 2018
Friday, 23 November 2018.
14.00 to 18.00 Registration
19.00 to 22.00 Welcome Dinner with Cultural Performances from The Host; Gambang Keromong, Keroncong and Gambang Peranakan, the Drama of the Landing of the Tangerang Peranakan Ancestors in 1407
Saturday, 24 November 2018
09.00 - 10.00 Opening Ceremony at the Grand Ballroom, Novotel Hotel
10.00 – 12.00 Discussion on the meaning and significance of Peranakan. (Specific topic to be announced.)
Expected speakers include Didi Kwartanada (host), Leo Suryadinata (host/ NUS Singapore), Charles Coppel (Melbourne Uni, Aust.), Dr. Thung Ju Lan and others to be confirmed.
Parallel cultural session for those with English language barriers or interested in non-academic issues will run concurrently within the same venue. Activities suggested include:
1. Cooking demo & workshop
2. Bonsai making demo & workshop
19.00 to 22.00 Gala Dinner, Grand Ballroom, Novotel Hotel (Closing Ceremony)
Official Opening Ceremony followed by Academic Discussions, Batik Exhibitions & Site visits.
Evening Gala Dinner with performances from Guests, interactive programmes and closed with playing ANGKLUNG together all the participants.
SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2018
After breakfast CONVENTION PACKAGE participants will leave for the Airport
EXHIBITIONS DURING THE CONVENTION
1. North Coast Peranakan Batik Exhibition from 4 major batik collectors in Indonesia
2. Introduction to Peranakan Batik across the North Coast of Java and the Sultan Batik
a. Show-and-tell: Batik Keraton - the Beliefs and the Taboos of Batik from Javanese perspective presented by
Dr Indra Tjahyani.
3. International Bonsai Exhibition & Workshop: PPBI (Perkumpulan Penggemar Bonsai Indonesia)
EXCURSION PROGRAMMES (optional)
Visit to Benteng Heritage Museum & Roemboer in the Old Chinatown of Tangerang (Distance about 3 Km, 10 minutes from the Hotel)
STALLS & SOUVENIRS
There will be some STALLS along the ballroom foyer, selling souvenirs including Batik, Kebayas, Handicrafts, Bonsai, Kue Lapis and other delicacies.
Cost for CONVENTION package:
For official participants from Federation members and observer Associations only:
Normal fee (not later than 31st August 2018) – USD275 (twin sharing) or USD350 (single occupancy)
Normal fee (not later than 31st August 2018) – USD300 (twin sharing) or USD 375 (single occupancy)
Late registration (after 31st August 2018) – USD325 (twin sharing) or USD400 (single occupancy)
Note: NON MEMBERS APPLYING DIRECTLY TO THE HOST WILL BE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS. BOOKINGS OTHERWISE WILL BE AT LEAST US$25 MORE EXPENSIVE THAN FOR MEMBERS.
POST-CONVENTION OPTIONAL TOURS
Learning from past experience we expect that some participants will want to stay longer in Indonesia. We therefore have designed these tours with the support and collaboration of other Peranakan Communities in 5 cities across Java. The cost is added to the Convention fare to make it as reasonable a package as possible, with the following itineraries and costs. The programmes are:
1. a Five Day LASEM TOUR and
2. a Seven Day BOROBUDUR TOUR
1. CONVENTION + LASEM (4 nights/5 days) i.e. 23 – 27 November 2018.
SUNDAY, 25th NOVEMBER
Morning Leave for Airport to fly to Semarang (ticket is included in the cost).
Upon arrival at Semarang Airport, participants will be taken by bus to Lasem (120 km east, takes approximately 3 hours)
Check into the only local hotel available in town.
19.00 Welcome Dinner in Lasem, Dancing under the stars.
MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2018
Morning Batik hunting/Local tour; Peranakan Street Party in Lasem Village
TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2018
Morning Travel by bus back to SEMARANG
Those flying out from Semarang (MUST BOOK late afternoon or EVENING FLIGHT). Overseas participants are advised to buy your return tickets home flying out from SEMARANG so that you don’t have to transit in Jakarta.
19.00 - 22.00 : Dinner & Social dance for "Raffles Night" at Wisma Perdamaian.
2. CONVENTION + BOROBUDUR (6 nights/7 days) i.e. 23 – 29 November 2018.
23 – 27 November 2018 see above
TUESDAY, 27th NOVEMBER 2018
WEDNESDAY, 28th NOVEMBER 2018
09.00 Depart to Borobudur
11.00 - 12.00 : Lunch at Borobudur International Golg & Country Club
13.00 - 15.00 : Visiting Bodorbudur
18.30 - 22.00 : Social Programme at Jogja City Mall followed by Dinner at The Rich Jogja - Hotel
THURSDAY, 29th NOVEMBER 2018
09.00 - Finish : Andong Parade from Hotels to Malioboro St. and escorted by Dragons and Lions from Hoo Hap Hwee to Keraton Yogyakarta for closing ceremony.
Afternoon Flying back to home countries.
Overseas participants are advised to buy your return tickets home flying out from YOGYAKARTA so that you don’t have to transit in Jakarta.
Our advice to all overseas participants: EXTEND YOUR STAY!
It is advisable that you extend your stay while in Yogyakarta, a very unique and friendly city and most importantly things are much much cheaper here than in Jakarta. Yogyakarta is well known as a Cultural and Educational City and it is also famous with its Javanese Cuisine such as Gudeg, Soto and Rawon! Last but not least, you can buy lots of Batik too.