The Dayak are the native people of Borneo with animist in belief, however many have converted to Christianity. Dayak languages are categorised as Austronesian languages in Asia
HIGHLIGHT on Photograph Exhibition: In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Indonesia, the Embassy of Mexico, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, proudly presents the exhibition “Saling Menantap”.
The commemoration opened by H.E. Armando G. Alvarez, Ambassador of Mexico to Indonesia 23 July 2018. The exhibition takes place at the Kantin Diplomasi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 26 July, 2018.
“Saling Menantap” or Miradas Cruzadas in Spanish, features pictures by two photographers, Marcela Taboada from Mexico, and Desiree Harahap from Indonesia, in a sort of visual diary of their respective journeys throughout different places in Indonesia and Mexico.
Through their travels, both photographers portrayed in their images the similarities in the daily lives of people in Indonesia and Mexico. The photographs are a witness of the shared values, pride, colors and passions within the souls of Indonesians and Mexicans.
The photo exhibition reflects different daily-life aspects of Indonesia and Mexico such as festivities, women, children and families, urban and rural areas, amongst others.
Since the very beginning, the relations between Indonesia and Mexico have been characterized by mutual friendship and a deep respect. Indonesia and Mexico are heirs of millenary civilizations and, at the same time, young and vibrant nations, with a unique international personality, that look forward to a bright future.
“Saling Menantap” represents a tangible example and testimony of the solid friendship and cooperation, as well as the constant cultural dialogue and exchange between Indonesia and Mexico.