One of the Accounting students batch 2020 at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University, has carried out multiple cultural-motivated events to introduce Indonesian culture in Singapore. Azzahra Difa, a recipient of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scholarship at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore, carried out these cultural-based social events from October to December 2022 which were also converted as Community Service subject (KKN). IISMA is a “Freedom to Learn” programme initiated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.

In its implementation, there are three series of events, which are Batik in Society, Heroes Day, and Good Day from Indonesia. Batik in Society was a community service activity in the form of residential and coast area clean-up while also interacting in Batik clothes to create a flattering image and increase the Singapore’s international community’s curiosity about Batik. Heroes Day was held to commemorate Indonesian heroes’ day and was constructed in the form of an open interview which was held on the campus where Azzahra Difa did her international mobility. Interview respondents were then given parcels containing Indonesian iconic snacks as a form of introduction to Indonesian characteristics. Good Day from Indonesia was an activity of souvenir giving to relations that are established during the mobility period, and in this activity, two souvenirs were given; first one to a lecturer who also become her mentor and the second one to her roommate.

These events were expected to increase the knowledge of the international community about Indonesian culture while also hoping that the relationships built during the events can lead to positive feedbacks that will continue in the future.