Keep an eye out for Jilly, a member of the local Indonesian community, who is dancing with the group ‘Pelangi Nusantara’ at Indofest-Adelaide on Sunday 25 September. Forming in 2014, Pelangi Nusantara’s dances are synonymous with Batak culture, an ethnic group from North Sumatra near Lake Toba. Despite Pelangi Nusantara being a regular on the Indofest stage, this will be Jilly’s second time.

Although born and raised in Indonesia, Jilly has called Adelaide home ever since she and her husband relocated here from Jakarta four years ago.  At first they had their hearts set on Sydney but a former colleague talked them into Adelaide.

 “I liked it immediately and I consider it home. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” When asked what she liked about Adelaide Jilly replied “I like everything about living in Radelaide. It’s not too big, not too small, and I have found good friends here, especially among the Indonesian community. My husband and I both agree that there’s nowhere quite like Adelaide.”

We couldn’t agree more with Jilly! And lucky for you and everyone else living in Adelaide, we have Indofest bringing Indonesia to the heart of Adelaide! Make sure you don’t miss this year’s free Indofest Cultural and Culinary Festival on Sunday 25 September at the Cultural Precinct, North Terrace, Adelaide.

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