Community Culture & Tradition

Lancang Kuning Dance

Lancang Kuning is the name of a large royal  boat used as a water vehicle by Riau Malay kings. The dance depicted a group of young ladies welcoming the palace boat.

This traditional dance will be performed by our very own children who had been performing for Bristol Indonesian Society events since 2015 and they are:

89185565_404545607076391_468194827318591488_nFeebee and Thatha, age 11 and 10 years old daughters of Opy and Boedy. Apart from learning Indonesian traditional dance, both sisters are also a keen gymnast, love to play netball, swimming and roller skating.

Both parents are from Indonesia, lived and work in the Bristol. The mother, Opy works in John Lewis and their father, Boedy works for Airbus.  They move to the United Kingdom since 2002.





SamiraLee ,age 12, the daughter of Willy Lee. Samira has been actively involve in the community since 2015. Like her friends Feebee and Thatha, she also have other interested such as Tap dancing, Street Dancing, Ballet and Limbering.

Her mom Willy Lee works at NHS Shared Business Services. She moves to the United Kingdom since 2002.




89636500_3157651550961313_7830278675474939904_nAlesia (on the left) age 12, loves to play violin, ballroom dancing, tennis and a keen spectator of Gloucester Rugby match.

Her parents are Shane and Aprillia Hopkins. Her mother works as Purchase Ledger Assistant at the Jockey Club Racecourse and her dad works at EDF Energy Glouchester.

Alesia is a the newest member of the Indonesian Children Dance club headed by Hirim Pasaribu.






89348299_2740354712684891_716231830067478528_nHirim Pasaribu is the person behind this traditional group dance. She had been actively involve in Bristol Indonesian Society as a dance teacher since 2015. Her love of traditional dances began when she was a young girl and when she moves to UK she carries forward her passion and introduce Indonesian dances to young children.

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