Photo exhibition promotes ties between Taiwan and Indonesia
CNATAIPEI -- A photo exhibition about Indonesians living in Taiwan opened yesterday in Taipei with the aim of promoting better understanding between the people of both countries.
September 23, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Event organizer Radio Taiwan International (RTI) hopes the exhibit can shed light on Indonesian perspectives of Taiwan, which is now home to nearly a quarter million Indonesian nationals, RTI Chairman Chang Jung-kung said.
Photographs of Indonesia's natural beauty and local culture, provided by Indonesia's Antara news agency, can also help Taiwanese people learn more about life there, he said.
Topics covered in the still images include a fast-breaking festival, the lives of fishermen, the aftermath of a typhoon, public transportation and tourist attractions across Taiwan.
One photo, which won the NT$30,000 (US$1,013) first prize at a contest held earlier in the month, depicts a meeting for Muslim prayers at a train station in Taiwan.
28-year-old Irawan, a factory worker living in Taiwan for over four years who took the winning photo, said his picture aims to show the pious religious life of Indonesians.
The second-place photo, by graduate student Rangga Aditya, is a shot of Taiwan's indigenous people. While many people look for different things in a foreign country, he said he looks for cultural similarities.
“And I found it at the Sun Moon Lake, in an aboriginal village,” said the 29-year-old, who was struck by the things which the indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Indonesia have in common.
The exhibition is set to run through Sept. 29 at Taipei Railway Station, after which it will go on display in Indonesia, according to RTI.