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Indonesia on Coffs Coast

THE Coffs Coast has been home to 18 young Indonesians during the past three weeks.

Hailing from many provinces of Indonesia, the members of the group have visited as part of the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2008.

They have been living with local families and doing work experience in a variety of workplaces.

AIYEP aims to improve cultural understanding between Indonesia and Australia.

The group has also given locals a taste of Indonesian culture with performances of traditional dances and songs.

They performed at the Nambucca Shire Council meeting on November 20 and in Grafton. They perform two dances, Rapai Geleng and Ratuh Duek, both from Aceh province.

The group will be staying locally until Sunday and will perform at the Nambucca Heads Entertainment Centre today at 7.15pm. Entry is free.



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