Imagine a country with a population ten times the size of Australia’s and the largest economy in South East Asia. It’s a democracy, its economic growth is second only to China, and several of its key political players are Australian university graduates, with others rising to prominence.
When Ahmad Hasyim came to Flinders University to study for a Master’s degree in nursing, he expected to learn about many new things. His own culture, however, wasn’t one of them.
Indonesian music will ring out from the Flinders University Pendopo tomorrow – but it won’t just be the mesmerising traditional sound of the resident gamelan orchestra.