LaSalle College Jakarta has organized the first International Student’s Day on Sunday, 13 September 2015.
The event was joined by 5 of our new and current international students from Scotland, Portugal, United States of America, The Philippines and Hong Kong. The students were having a one-day city tour with Mr. Ahmad Fikri from the Academic Department as their chaperone.
They went to Jakarta’s Old Historical Town, Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum Indonesia), Wayang Museum, Fishermen’s Village of Sunda Kelapa, Chinatown and Old Temples. The trip started at 8 AM and ended at 3 PM. Accompanied by a highly experienced guide, they discovered the history of Jakarta during the occupation of the Dutch, explored the richness of Indonesian culture and experienced the hospitality of local village residents.
The students said that they had a great time. Lucas Hamid Ribeiro da Silva, one of the students from Portugal, was very amazed with Museum Bahari where he saw some historical proof from his country. Lucas said that the trip is cool and he recommended others to join this International Student’s Day event.
Wayang is a traditional Indonesian shadow puppet. The students get to know more about Indonesian puppets collection and dolls from other countries.
The students are having their lunch at Café Batavia. The café is set in a 200-year-old building on the northwestern corner of Fatahillah Square where most of the tour activities occurred. Café Batavia is the second oldest building in central Jakarta.
The students are paying attention to the tour guide’s explanation while visiting the old temple in Chinatown.