Garuda Indonesia surprises with flash mob
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Garuda Indonesia recently staged a “flash mob” in Taipei to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day and to let the people of Taiwan learn more about Indonesian culture.
August 29, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
On Aug. 23, six performers wearing traditional Balinese costumes appeared at the ATT4FUN department store in Taipei's Xinyi District and danced to Indonesian music. In a matter of minutes, a large number of people had joined the “Poco-Poco” dance, which is a popular form of Indonesian line dance. The event came to a crescendo with the appearance of Pilo, the airline's mascot. Children nearby were thrilled by the mascot and asked to have their photographs taken with it, while Garuda Indonesia flight attendants handed out gifts to shoppers at the department store.
The airline staged a three-day event at the department store, allowing passer-by to learn more about Indonesia. Those who took part in the experience reportedly said that they felt as if there were in Bali.
Participants in the event were given the chance to win coupons and round-trip tickets from Taipei to Bali.
Founded in 1949, Garuda Indonesia is the Southeast Asian nation's flag carrier, and is named after the mythical giant bird of Hindu and Buddhist lore.