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Over 100 take part in ASEAN cultural event at Indonesian EmbassyCo-organized and co-hosted by all ASEAN ambassadors’ spouses

By Ms. Sua Kim, The Korea Post reporter

Mrs. Nila Umar Hadi, spouse of the ambassador of Indonesia in Seoul, and all ambassadors’ spouses of the member countries of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) co-hosted an impressive cultural event of the member countries at her residence on Yeoido in Seoul on Dec. 26, 2017 with the attendance of the spouses of many ambassadors and other senior diplomats in Seoul.
The participating ladies included Mrs. Davy Nihm (spouse of the Cambodian ambassador), Mrs. Manilath Keodalavong (spouse of the Laotian ambassador), Mrs. Tina and Mrs. Zurainah from Malaysia, Mrs. Weeree Thithipooya (spouse of the Thai ambassador), Marico and Mrs. Maria Luisa from the Philippines, Mrs. Weeree Thithipooya (spouse of the Thai ambassador), Mrs. Tran Thi Lan Hinh of Vietman (spouse of the Vietnamese ambassador).

Mrs. Nila Umar Hadi, spouse of the ambassador of Indonesia, welcomes the guests at the ASEAN Ladies Coffee Morning she hosted at the residence of the Indonesian ambassador on Yoido, Seoul.

An estimated total of over one hundred spouses of the diplomats in Seoul (as well as the wives of the ambassadors) participated in the impressive cultural event of the ASEAN countries.
Held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of formation of the ASEAN, the meeting was also attended by the wives of many noted civic figures from Korean society. They included Chairperson Kang Jee-hee of Korea Senior Fun See Korea Association.
The event included a fashion show of every one of the participating ASEAN member countries plus various other cultural events, including presentation of representative numbers of Vietnamese songs with traditional Vietnamese musical instruments, traditional dances of Indonesia, and traditional music and cooking show of Brunei Darussalam.

Standing in the front row, from left, are: Mrs. Nang Lao Ngin (spouse of the ambassador of Myanmar), Mrs. Davy Nihm (spouse of the Cambodian ambassador), Mrs. Nila Umar Hadi (spouse of ambassador of Indonesia), Mrs. Datin Rohana Ering (spouse of Brunei Darussalam), Mrs. Tran Thi Lan Hinh of Viet Nam (spouse of the Vietnamese ambassador), and Mrs. Weeree Thithipooya (spouse of the Thai ambassador), Mrs. Manilath Keodalavong (spouse of the Laotian ambassador)

Speaking to the guests, Chairperson Hadi of the Organizing Committee of the event expressed her gratitude to the guests for their participation in the event and asked all the guests to try and do justice to all the wonderful repast of the different countries of ASEAN.

Mrs. Nila Umar Hadi (spouse of the Indonesian ambassador) and Mrs. Weeree Thithipooya (spouse of the Thai ambassador), third and fourth from left, respectively, pose with other participating ladies.
Mrs. Tran Thi Lan Hinh of Viet Nam (fifth from left) poses with other members of the Vietmanmese Embassy in Seoul and their friends.

Mrs. Tran Thi Lan Hinh of Viet Nan (second from left) with Chairperson Kang Jee-hee of Korea Senior Fun See Korea Association (fifth from left).

Kim Sua  edt@koreapost.com

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