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Talents impress outgoing Indonesian diplomat

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DANCERS participating in the Dancing Superstar competition were humbled on Saturday when outgoing Indonesian High Commissioner Aidil Chandra Salim chose to spend the evening watching their performance.

Mr Salim said he thought it was important to spend his final evening in Fiji supporting something such as a multicultural dance.

"As you may know I'm leaving tomorrow morning (Sunday morning) to go back to Indonesia, and I'm proud that Fiji has so many talents here," he said.

"For me, being here for four years, is an exciting experience because we come from a similar background, in terms that Indonesia is also an island like Fiji but much bigger."

He said Fiji and Indonesia had many similarities, and this made his time in Fiji all the more special.

"I've been here over four years and for me I can really connect with the people in Fiji because we share same culture, same attitudes and its been a great honour for me to be stationed here.

"Again, I see a lot of talent here and I'm sure it's going to be very difficult for the judges to really judge the contestants because they have very interesting talents.

"The stage is too small here for them, they are amazing. It is a privilege to be here and I wish all the dancers the best."