Models for the Fashion Show

This year fashion show will be a unique fashion show, not only about parading different clothes but also about the models, as they are special models. Last years’ models was mainly students who studied within Bristol areas; However, this years’ models are different.

Some of them are families, mother and their children or couples:

  • The Gustafsons:

Shally, is Mom, was born in Jakarta, she was a high flyer personnel in one of Indonesian television channel and used be a model and actress in some Indonesian movies and mini-series. But in 2011 when she married a Swedish man changed the course of her life, Yes, she continued worked as assistant director in a one of Indonesian television channels, but now she’s a trailing spouse of a Swedish expat who not only worked in Indonesia, Australia and now in Britain.

Marvin and Liam are the minors of the Gustafsons and they are very linguist children. Liam  is only 3 already speaks 3 different languanges:  English, Swedish and Norwegian plus understand Indonesian. However Marvin, only 2 years older than Liam bag more on his CV;  he spoke 4 different languages: Indonesia, English, Swedish and Norwegian and was a child model for famous Swedish brand in 2015.

  • Atha & Wening:
    After three years for an NGO in Indonesia, Atha used to worked in an NGO in Indonesia, is now is pursuing his master degree in International Development at University of Bristol. He is here in Bristol with  Wening and Ken.
  • Tubagus & Maesa Family
    Tubagus used to runs business in lifestyle, retail and logistic back in Indonesia, but now he is a a master student major in Public Policy in University of Bristol after LPDP grants him a full funded scholarship. Tubagus lives in Bristol with his wife, Maesa and their lovely Bristolian baby, Shavira, who was born only last December 2016.
  • Ahmad & Gendis Family
    When Ahmad was in Indonesia, he used to works at Indoneisan Audit Board but a scholarship from who granted scholarship from Indonesian Board of National Planning (SPIRIT) made him  moved to Bristol and go back to school for his master degree in Public Policy at University of Bristol. He lives in Bristol with his wife, Gendis and their daughters, Ameera and Maryam

However, there are other graduate students who’s here in Bristol just by themselves, on scholarship, their own mission or just a first grader on a primary school somewhere in Bristol. They are:

  • Zeni Rofiqoh graduated from Semarang State University in 2015, she is in the UK to take her master degree in mathematics education since  2016.
  • Anggi Anggara, is on scholarship from LPDP, she is  majoring mathematics education att University of Bristol. She comes from West Sumatera, Indonesia.
  • Caroline Widagdo graduated from University of Indonesia, she used to work for the British Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta, Indonesia, before she moved to Bristol to take her Master Degree in Development and Security at University of Bristol. Caroline love traveling and cooking…
  • Putri Atikasari used to work for International NGO in environment and forestry before she arrived in Bristol for her Master degree. During the climate change conference in Paris in 2015, Putri and her team successfully launch a national carbon accounting system which adopted by Indonesia.
  • Nadira Titalia is currently a business graduate student at University of Bristol. However before she ends up in Bristol CV was outstanding; she was a PR for the National Oil and Gas company, she was also an ex US-Indonesia student exchange programme, and then in 2013 she was Top 10 finalist in Miss Indonesia 2013 competition and named as Miss Favorite Online . The later experience, made here the professional on walking on a catwalk at BIS festival.
  • Teguh Priyanto and Trianti Anti are both Master students at University of Bristol majoring in Public Policy and they both got grants to study in the UK from from Indonesian Board of National Planning (SPIRIT). However, once they are back in Indonesia, they both has different job to go back to.
  • Medina was probably the most senior person in term of performing for Indonesian Festival in Bristol, and yet she is only at year 1  Two Mile Mile Primary School. In 2016, together with some girls, joined in Putri Nusantara Dancing club where they performed a traditional Acehnese dance at BIS event.



Indo Bean UK

Bristol Indonesian Society is proud to present Indo Bean UK, at their annual event themed ” Wonderful Indonesia 2017″.

Visitors will have the chance to enjoy premium blended coffee and for those interested to know more about Indonesian coffee, well this is your chance.

The two behind the scene:
INDOBEAN UK founded by Alistair Clegg who start researching in Indonesian coffee since 2013 and in 2014 started trading Indonesian’s best coffees. Alistair has been in the coffee business for many years and passionate about coffee especially promoting Indonesian coffee such as Litong, Toraja, Mandheling and many others.
Al met Trigo Starden (a photographer and filmmaker) who happens to also have some knowledge about coffee, at various events for the Indonesian communities by Indonesian organizations in UK such as event by PERIUK an Indonesian Diaspora Network for UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Not until Alistair saw Trigo in Milan Italy at the Milan Expo 2015 when Trigo was promoting Indonesian Coffee for the Indonesian Trade Ministry and with the Head of the International Coffee Organisation the late Mr. Robério Oliveira Silva that Al is aware that he found the right partner to promote Indonesian coffee. They then merged the Bella Java and IndoBean UK to have one strong blend specialty coffee from Indonesia. 
Indo Bean Uk is base in Derbyshire, they are committed to providing the best quality tea and coffee at a reasonable and competitive price. They have good ethics and maintain a good quality control system throughout their sourcing process. With these commodities, it is important that the sourcing chain upholds these ethics and have a ‘Social Responsibility’ for accountability, compliance and sustainable practices.

Indo Bean UK is passionate about Indonesian coffees because they believe that Indonesia produces some wonderful coffee beans with its own distinct characteristics. Coffees from Java and Sumatra have a pungent, earthy tone, with the volcanic soil and wide range of altitudes producing an inherent sharpness that is very popular with many connoisseurs.


Java also produces an ‘aged’ coffee called Old Brown Java, which has been matured for up to three years in warehouses at the origin. This gives the coffee another flavor dimension that is not replicated anywhere else in the world. Papua New Guinea produces the popular Sigri coffee, which is grown at high altitude resulting in a coffee that has a fragrance and “low-key luxuriousness.”

To know more about Indo Bean UK please visit



“BRISIK“, which literally means “noisy”, is a Bristol-based minimalist band,  founded in early 2016.  Recently, the band members are Ekky Imanjaya (guitar/backing vocal), Putu Suwarta (bass),  Eberta Sulistyaningrum  and  Erlangga Agustino Landiyanto. This is the second time they will have a gig at BIS event. This time, they will play a jazzy Indonesian songs.

About the member:

Ekky and Putu are the remaining member of the band as there are two new comers and especially the new vocalist, Berta.About the members:

Ekky Imanjaya (guitar) is currently a PhD student in Film Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich.   He is also a lecturer at Film Department, Bina Nusantara University , Jakarta. He was born in Jakarta from mixed-race parents (Javanese, Bugis, Lampung).
Favorite musician:   Iwan Fals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Coldplay,  Efek Rumah Kaca, Payung Teduh.

Putu Suwarta  (bass) is a Yogyakarta-born Balinese. He is a researcher at University of Bristol, focusing on Aerospace Engineering.  He got his bachelor degree from University of  Gadjah Mada and his master degree from Chalmers University of Technology.
Favorite musician: Gigi,  U2, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers,  PAS, Mr. Big.

Eberta Sulistyaningrum (vocal) is a student at University of the West of England, majoring Illustration. She was born from mixed parents  Pontianak – Madiun.
Favorite musician: Of Monsters and Men, Carpenters, Daughter, Yuck, Beach Fossils, the Trees and the Wild, Chrisye, Stars and Rabbit.
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Erlangga Agustino Landiyanto (guitar) was born in Surabaya. He is currently a PhD student in Social Policy at University of Bristol.
Favorite musician: Dewa 19, Padi.



Astrid Ediati and Britha Fashion Studio

Astrid Ediati is one of the designer from Britha Fashion Studio.

As the theme of Bristol Indonesian Society (BIS) festival this year is “Wonderful Indonesia”, we are featuring other aspect of  Indonesia. This time is about the haute couture  of modern Indonesian fashion using batik (traditional or modern pattern) and lurik pattern as the base of the design and to create a ready to use unique yet elegant design.

Astrid herself will not be in the event, but her clothes were shipped especially for the fashion show at the Wonderful Indonesia Festival.

Though Britha Fashion studio originated in small town in Central Java: Klaten but she is not a stranger to international exhibitions. Her latest international fashion show includes a Wonderful Indonesia event in Doha Qatar

Collection of fashion designed by Astrid Ediati from Britha Fashion Studio

There will not be any counter for Astrid’s clothing collection, but at this event, we get the chance to see her talented design parade.

However, you can follow her online existence  are on:

Facebook Page : Britha Fashion Studio for more information:

or on Instagram where you can see the latest design:






Novel Damanik

Balinese Dance and Javanese Dance with gamelan music is ‘almost’ normal to be seen when you learn about Indonesia, as these are the Indonesian culture that most people know. However, Indonesia is not about Bali and Java, it’s about other islands with their own unique culture and dance. Last year we had Bunga Nusantara Dance Group performing several dances representing different dances from different islands. This time we were lucky to have Novel Damanik, who will performed Bataknese Dance solo.

Novel Damanik love to dance, especially Batak Dance, she used to performed in traditional Batak weddings. Now, for the last 2 years she’s been living in the UK, she needs an outlet of her dancing hobby.

So if you would like to see how Batak Dance is performed, she will be there on our Wonderful Indonesia Festival on the 29th of April 2017.


Warung Jakarta

The three Indonesian ladies behind Warung Jakarta:

Tries Rideout an avid golfer and passionate cook lives in Yeovil for almost 12 years, Ida Isaac who looks after her private farm and friends nickname her ” the cake lady” lives in Taunton for more than 20 years, and there is Netty SR who recently moved to Thornbury 18 months ago, where her professional career was in the shipping business but since she move to the United Kingdom she venture out of her comfort zone and join force with Tries and Ida. Though they originally come from different parts of Indonesia, but they all have experienced living in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Hence Warung Jakarta was formed.

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At this year’s event, Warung Jakarta will serve her customers with various Indonesian homemade dish. Most of their provenance are from Ida’s organic farm.

We hope that you will visit and support Warung Jakarta and enjoy the various dish available at their stall during the Wonderful Indonesian 2017, Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW Bristol from 11 am – 5 pm, 29th of April 2017.