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Tong Tong Fair 2015

May 27, 2015 - June 7, 2015

The Tong Tong Fair (formerly known as Pasar Malam Besar) is the largest festival in the world for Indo (European-Indonesian) culture, held annually in the Netherlands. In 2009 it was renamed to ‘Tong Tong Fair’. Established in 1959 it is one of the oldest festivals and the fourth largest grand fair in the Netherlands. It is also the annual event with the highest number of paying visitors of the Dutch city of The Hague, having consistently attracted more than 100,000 visitors since 1993.

The name ‘Pasar Malam Besar’ is derived from the Indonesian/Malay language and literally means ‘Great Night Market’. The new name was chosen to emphasise its link with the ‘Tong Tong Foundation’ and its cultural mission. Another reason was to distinguish oneself from the many other fairs under the name pasar malam.1

The Tong Tong Fair and the Tong Tong Festival are held on the Malieveld in the centre of The Hague (Koningskade 1, 2596 AA The Hague) at a five minutes’ walk from The Hague Central Station. It takes 30 minutes to reach The Hague from Schiphol Airport by train or car, and two hours from Brussels.

 

Schedule

Below is the schedule for programs2 that involves participating writer from Indonesia only. For the complete festival program, please visit The Tong Tong Fair 2015 Program page.
 

Day 1 – May 27, 2015

16.00Opening speches with Boi Akih en Klaus Kuiper, Leila S. Chudori and Vilan van de Loo

Day 2 – May 28, 2015

16.30Trans/lit: Marije Plomp interviews author Leila S. Chudori and translator of bestselling novel “Pulang” (Naar Huis, published by De Geus) Henk Maier

Day 3 – May 29, 2015

17.30Reading Pulang/Naar Huis/Home in Bahasa Indonesia, English and Dutch by author Leila S.Chudori and. Jarvey van Galen

Day 5 – May 31, 2015

16.30Martijn Eickhoff (NIOD) interviews Aboeprijadi Santoso (IPT1965) and Leila S. Chudori (author of “Pulang”) on 50 Years of 1965 tragedy and how it meant to the todays Indonesian generation.

  1. Wikipedia 
  2. Leila S. Chudori 


Participating Writer(s)

Leila S. Chudori

Details

Start:
May 27, 2015
End:
June 7, 2015
Event Category:
Website:
http://tongtongfair.nl

Venue

Tong Tong Theatre, Malieveld
The Hague, Netherlands + Google Map