Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Air Marshal (Ret) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi participated in a traditional Indonesian wedding in Al Khor recently. Hundreds of Indonesians and other expatriates attended the wedding.
The wedding was between an Indonesian embassy’s staff member, Martdi Saputra and Clara Mauliza Azuma. The celebration was preceded by a traditional wedding procession and other Indonesian wedding traditions. The event was organised by the Indonesian Acehnese Community in Qatar.
The event not only promoted the Indonesian wedding culture in Qatar, but was also an opportunity for expatriates to meet each other.
The wedding celebration also featured traditional Indonesian clothes, as well as a variety of exciting Indonesian cuisines. Various booths provided cuisines from various Indonesian provinces, such as Rendang, Satay, Soto, Somay, Indonesian traditional cake, Bakwan, and Bakso etc.
Ambassador Basri appreciated the wedding celebration as an effort to promote cultural diversity and culinary of Indonesia. The envoy also praised the role of Indonesian community in Al Khor in socio-cultural promotion of the country.
Herman, the head organiser of the event, said, “[The success of this event] is due to the support from the embassy and Indonesian community, particularly the Masmeqar community.”
Boy Dharmawan from the embassy said that this was the first time that such an event was held at a park.
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