Indonesia’s ‘Koko Cici’ cultural ambassadors bloom, keen to promote Chinese heritage 24 years after fatal riots

Indonesia’s ‘Koko Cici’ cultural ambassadors bloom, keen to promote Chinese heritage 24 years after fatal riots

2 months ago

Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, has chosen new Chinese cultural ambassadors in its East Java ‘Koko Cici’ competition, as the event’s significance grows for a community that only a couple of decades ago faced racially fuelled and fatal riots after years of state oppression.

The November 26 grand final of the contest was the culmination of a month-long search for two young people to be Indonesian-Chinese champions for the province.

Judges chose Renhard Sidik and Sherly Agelina, both 22, as this year’s Koko Cici winners from 24 finalists and around 130 initial contestants.

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