Pudjasera 2024 Spring Food Bazaar a Success at Killarney Community Centre

The Killarney Community Centre was bustling with excitement on April 14 as it hosted the much-anticipated Pudjasera 2024 Spring Food Bazaar by PERMAI BC Association. Attendees were treated to a diverse range of delicious dishes from a variety of local vendors, showcasing the best of our community’s culinary talents.

Visitors enjoyed an array of flavors, from savory to sweet, as they explored the different food stalls set up throughout the venue. The lively atmosphere was a testament to the success of the event, drawing food enthusiasts from near and far.

In addition to the delightful dining experience, guests had the opportunity to attend a special tax session for beginners, led by Effie Gomulia. Effie’s informative presentation provided valuable insights into tax-related topics, offering guidance and answering questions for those new to the subject.

A big thank you goes out to all the vendors, volunteers, and attendees who made the event possible. Your participation helped create a warm and welcoming community gathering. Special thanks to Effie Gomulia for sharing her expertise during the tax session—it was a fantastic learning opportunity for everyone involved.

We look forward to future events and can’t wait to see you all again for another memorable occasion!


PETUALANGAN SHERINA 2 Screening Event in Vancouver

In a celebration of cinematic art and cultural exchange, the PETUALANGAN SHERINA 2 – Sherina’s Adventure 2 screening event, organized by CINEMAI: Cinema Day with PERMAI BC in collaboration with Miles Films, and BASE Entertainment, took place from December 16 to 18, 2023, leaving an indelible mark on the Vancouver film scene. The event not only brought together a diverse audience but also sparked meaningful connections and conversations.

The organizers extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, offering special thanks to their sponsors and vendors, without whom the event wouldn’t have been possible. The collective presence and support received went beyond their expectations, turning the event into a platform for shared experiences, nostalgia, and cross-cultural understanding.

Among the attendees were millennials who grew up with the first PETUALANGAN SHERINA movie. Their presence added a touch of nostalgia to the event, as they revisited the beloved characters and storyline. The atmosphere was filled with laughter and joy as memories from the past resurfaced, creating a unique bond among the audience members.

Interestingly, the event attracted a diverse audience, including non-Indonesians, who expressed gratitude for the opportunity to watch an Indonesian movie in Vancouver. For many, it was a chance to get closer to Indonesian culture and experience the storytelling prowess of Indonesian cinema. The film also served as an educational tool, shedding light on environmental issues, particularly the plight of orangutans, which resonated deeply with the audience.

The laughter and fun were not confined to specific age groups; instead, they reverberated through the venue, transcending generational gaps. For the Indonesian second generations, the event provided a bridge to their roots, allowing them to connect with Indonesian film and culture in a meaningful way.

One of the highlights of the evening was the enthusiastic reception from the younger audience. Even for those who hadn’t experienced the first movie, the charm of Indonesian musicals left a lasting impression. The event became a delightful introduction to the rich tapestry of Indonesian cinema for this generation, marking a potential shift in their cinematic preferences.

PERMAI BC expressed their gratitude once again to everyone who attended, emphasizing that the support received is a significant stepping stone for Indonesian cinema in Vancouver. The success of the PETUALANGAN SHERINA 2 screening event not only showcases the popularity of Indonesian films but also highlights the potential for future cultural exchanges through the medium of cinema.

As the curtains closed on this cinematic celebration, it left behind not just memories of a remarkable film but also a sense of community and shared appreciation for the magic of storytelling. The PETUALANGAN SHERINA 2 screening event in Vancouver stands as a testament to the power of film in bringing people together, fostering cultural understanding, and creating moments that transcend the boundaries of time and space.


Pudjasera May 2023: A Spectacular Return with Unforgettable Flavors and Community Spirit!

Pudjasera May 2023: A Spectacular Return with Unforgettable Flavors and Community Spirit!

May 13 marked the highly anticipated return of Pudjasera, the beloved Indonesian food bazaar and community gathering in Vancouver, BC. The event exceeded all expectations, attracting a fantastic crowd of more than 85 enthusiastic guests.

A special thanks to the Indonesian Consulate General for supporting our event. Their unwavering commitment to promoting Indonesian culture and fostering community connections has played a vital role in the event’s triumph.

We would also like to sincerely thank our esteemed food vendors: Peranakan Kitchen, Neng’s Kitchen, Blueridge Treats, NH Nizar Taftazani, and Ambar Catering Java Food. Their culinary expertise and delectable offerings added a delightful array of flavors to Pudjasera, leaving everyone craving for more.

In a delightful addition to the event, Pudjasera welcomed a distinguished guest speaker from Visi8, a prominent media and entertainment Intellectual Property (IP) development company. With their expertise in transforming stories into various media platforms such as comic books, live-action movies, animated movies, and immersive experiences like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Visi8 captivated the audience. Their collaboration with notable Japanese clients such as Netflix, Disney+, Warner Brothers, and Tojo Studio has firmly established them as leaders in their field.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the guests who graced Pudjasera with their presence, creating an atmosphere of warmth, togetherness, and cultural celebration. Your enthusiasm and support are the driving forces behind the success of this event, and we are immensely grateful for your participation.

With the overwhelming response, we are thrilled to announce that Pudjasera will host more events throughout the year. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the best of Indonesian cuisine and the vibrant spirit of community gatherings. Join us as we embark on this exciting culinary journey, celebrating the rich tapestry of flavors, traditions, and connections that Pudjasera has come to represent.

Pudjasera is not just a food bazaar; it is a testament to the power of food in uniting people and fostering cultural exchange. Let us come together, savouring the extraordinary tastes and experiences that Indonesian cuisine offers. Save the date, and be ready for more unforgettable Pudjasera gatherings in the near future!

Salam Diaspora!

Permai BC Association

Bali – Kuliner Lunch Series

KULINER: Taste of Indonesia presents Bali Cuisine – Lunch Series


On May 22nd, PERMAI BC and our Indonesian community groups in Vancouver, together as the KULINER Team, hosted a lunch series event with the theme of Balinese cuisine. We are grateful for the support from our community members and sponsors, with your help we sold out of the tickets for over 80 guests! The guests had the chance to have a Balinese dining experience and learn more about Indonesian cuisine.

The Kuliner Cooking Team with Chef Djaka (Refection Dining) leading this Kuliner lunch event, put together the Balinese lunch set menu. Moreover, our Balinese friends in Vancouver also participated as the greeters, servers, and the MC. It was as authentic as it can be.

Let’s watch the Balinese event highlight clip and don’t miss our next Kuliner event!


Permai BC

Video & Photo by Eduardus Pradipto

Pudjasera 2019 + AGM

Pudjasera 2019: Food Bazaar, AGM, & Speaker Series

It’s a wrap!

Terima kasih kepada semua yang hadir ke acara PUDJASERA (AGM Version) kami kemarin pada hari Sabtu tangga 20 April 2019. Kami senang bisa melaporkan apa saja kegiatan Permai BC selama 12 bulan terakhir, juga program dan acara-acara seru berikut nya yang kami sudah rencanakan untuk tahun 2019 ini.

Selain diramaikan oleh makanan-makanan khas Indonesia di acara Pudjasera 2019 + AGM kemarin, PERMIKA Vancouver dan InDonation Charity juga melakukan presentasi singkat mengenai organisasi baru mereka beserta tujuannya. Semoga dengan makin besar nya komunitas Indonesia kita disini, kami positive kita semua bisa berjalan bersamaan untuk komunitas yang lebih kuat dan efektif.

PERMIKA Vancouver

Terlepas dari semua itu, kami juga ingin kawan-kawan tahu bahwa tanpa support dari sponsor, tidak mungkin Permai BC team bisa mengadakan semua acara dan program dalam 12 tahun terakhir. Terima kasih kepada Konsulat Jendral Indonesia di Vancouver (KJRI VancouverThe Holy Crab Canada, dan Alabaster Homes atas support nya.

Career Development Session

Nah, selain Pudjasera dan presentasi (AGM) dari Permai, kemarin ini kita juga adakan untuk pertama kali nya sesi Career Development yang bertemakan “Building Your Corporate Career in Vancouver”. Acara di isi oleh nara sumber professional-professional (orang Indonesia) yang sekarang bekerja di perusahaan besar di Vancouver dan memiliki posisi yang lumayan tinggi. Acara ini bertujuan untuk memberikan peluang bagi kita-kita yang ingin meniti karir di perusahaan korporat di Vancouver dan yang masih students (di universitas) untuk bisa dengar dan belajar dari para senior kita yang sudah berhasil menjalaninya. Nara sumber dari Microsoft, TELUS, BC Hydro, Paper Excellence, dan Metro Vancouver meramaikan sesi acara Career Development pada kali ini. Kami cukup senang karena sesi perdana kemarin di isi penuh oleh 32 orang (sebagian besar students) dan mendapat tanggapan yang cukup baik. Karena itu Permai BC team berencana untuk mengadakan lebih banyak acara-acara seperti ini (career dan personal development) di 12 bulan kedepan.

Building Your Corporate Career in Vancouver – Speaker Series

Yuk, jangan sampai ketinggalan untuk acara- acara seru berikut nya dengan subscribe ke atau gabung jadi member di https://community.permaibc.ca/

Berikut cuplikan atau highlight dari acara kemarin (Sabtu, 20 April 2019).

Salam Diaspora!

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