To uplift and highlight the spirit of spring in Dhaka, the ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC) and ASEAN Ladies Association (ALA) have organised ‘’ASEAN Mini Bazaar”.
The event took place at the premises of the Embassy of Indonesia from 10.00 am – 04.00 pm on Sunday. The event wishes to promote ASEAN’s culture and gastronomy to the public and diplomatic communities in Dhaka.
Several ASEAN embassies participated in the Bazaar, among others, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam, displaying and selling various signature goods, such as handicrafts, traditional clothes and fabrics, scarfs, and beauty products. Not only that, the Bazaar also offered delicious traditional cuisine from each country with very affordable prices, including the famous Indonesian coffee that was accessible for anyone because it was ‘Pay as You Like!’.
The event started at 10.30 am and opened with Mdm. Fahmina Zabeen as Chief of Guest, the President of the Foreign Officers Spouse Association (FOSA) of MOFA Bangladesh. The event also attended by Head of Missions (HoM) of ASEAN countries accredited to Dhaka, including the current chairman of the HoM ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC), Leo Tito L. Ausan Jr., Ambassador of Philippine to Bangladesh.
Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh and Nepal, Heru Hartanto Subolo and Mdm Sinta Ekawati Subolo as the host warmly welcomed and indulged the visitors.