Welcome to Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth Inc.

The place to learn about Indonesian language and culture. 

Indonesian Language Courses

Learn Indonesian in 2016. Enrolments for Term 1 classes are NOW OPEN.

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Language Ambassador Program

Ambassadors inform and inspire students with personal stories of the benefits of learning Indonesian language and culture. Do you have what it takes to be an Ambassador?

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Language Assistant Program

Applications for 2016 have closed. Terima kasih to all who applied.
Language assistants support Indonesian programs in Western Australian schools and bring Indonesian culture to students and teachers.

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Perth Indonesian Film Festival

SAVE THE DATE 25-28 August 2016

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Latest News

Wedding Bells

Feby Febiolo, star of Kapan Kawan was married at the weekend. Feby is also a friend and supporter of BBIP and came to Perth for the Perth Indonesian Film Festival last year. BBIP members and friends were delighted to meet Feby at various PIFF events and she was so impressed that she undertook to publicise the Film Festival among the film community in Indonesia. 

BBIP  webmaster and MC at the Film Festival was a guest at the wedding and snapped this photo of BBIP's message of congratulations to Feby and her husband, Franky Sihombing. The papan bunga was organised by Pak Syahri and Ibu Deasy Sianipar to whom BBIP mengucapkan Terima kasih.

For more photos, go to the Rappler website.

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First Aid in Indonesian language and culture

Ibu Karen Bailey, Chair of the BBIP Board and Board Member Bapak Syahri Sakidin worked with young and enthusiastic 3rd year paramedical students from Edith Cowan University today, preparing them for work experience at Sanglah Hospital, Bali.  

Some basic language was on the agenda, of course, but so were essential cultural understandings - what to do and what not to do. With this grounding, the ECU students are so much better prepared to make the most of their experiences in Indonesia.

Programs that connect Australians and Indonesians like this work experience opportunity are highly valuable and assist in deepening understandings between Australia and Indonesia. BBIP is proud to be associated with such a worthwhile and valuable program. We wish the participants well: Semoga success! Selamat menikmati! Enjoy!

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Terima kasih Bapak Bill

BBIP Chairman, Karen Bailey presents Bapak Bill Johnson MLA with a certificate of appreciation of his support for the 2015 Perth Indonesian Film Festival.

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In the Media

Board wraps up 2015

The BBIP Board got together to celebrate another successful year of bringing Indonesian language and culture to Western Australians.

Here they are posing with Ibu Karen's gifts of CDs from Pacenogei and Miki J (Michael Jakarimilena, singer and actor).

Board members are all volunteers, committed to helping achieve BBIP's goal "to provide Indonesian language and culture education to assist Australians and Indonesian to interact more effectively."

Who do you know? Sudan kenal dengan mereka?

 Karen Bailey, Syahri Sakidin, Christopher Jordan-Wright, Julie Duxbury, Lisa Djannegara, Edwin Cutts, Kate Reitzenstein, Widya Sinedu, Ririn Dwi Fitriani, Bill Johnson, Georgina Wigley, Fiona Bettesworth dan Moya McLauchlan

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PIFF - Spreading the word

In a report on the Perth Indonesian Film Festival, the ABC's Australia Plus service quotes Jajang C Noer as saying it's very important that the program (PIFF) is held so that Australians can get to know Indonesia directly rather than through the media.

Read the full article (in bahasa Indonesia) and see the photos, HERE.

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Praise for Film Festival

Indonesian film fans can expect a diverse line-up at this year’s Indonesian Film Festival, kicking off this week at Hoyts Garden City, Booragoon.
The Starfish - All the best from Perth's West

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What's On

24-Feb-2016 AGM and Dinner
25-Aug-2016 PIFF 2016
30-Sep-2016 ASILE 2016

Our Supporters

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