IO – After successfully holding the Annual Charity Bazaar several times before, the Singapore Embassy holds the same event this year at the courtyard and hall of the Singapore Embassy on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.
The bazaar brought together over 50 vendors selling trendy fashion, unique hand-made accessories, artisanal home deco items, traditional handicrafts, and a delicious spread of some favorite Indonesian and Singapore food, all under one roof. The program which is held at the end of the year by the Singapore Embassy every year, always manages to attract many traders and buyers.
Caroline Tobing, one of the vendors, feels excited about the organization of this event. The woman, who is married to an expatriate who lives in Jakarta, claimed to have participated in this annual event seven or eight times; she is not really sure, and plans to join the same program years to come. She always looks forward to joining the program on the grounds that she is able to promote the products made by the people in her Foundation. Note that she dedicates her life by helping people by facilitating them to create one handicraft then selling the product to those who are interested in buying it. By doing so, she saves the people’s heritage and even develops it.
Sugrahetty, a young woman who works in an office in Kuningan, expressed her happiness in organizing this event. She and her friends always took the time to participate in buying some of the products that she could only find at Bazaar or she has to shop directly in Singapore. She also always enjoys the culinary delicacies that are sold by traders who serve typical Singaporean and Indonesian food. (ohw)