Established in 2004, Komunitas Indonesia [SMUKI] is one of SMU's cultural clubs. The club aims to promote Indonesian culture within SMU through student-led activities and to showcase Indonesia's diversity through performances, exhibitions, and workshops. SMUKI’s signature event - Gelar Budaya (GAYA) is a musical production which integrates traditional Indonesian culture with modern aspects.
Date, venue and timing of regular meetings / trainings per week:
Excos will have weekly meetings among themselves to discuss about their program for their term
GAYA members will have practices and meetings based on their roles in the production
SMUKI was the very first family I had when I first came to SMU. As I learn and experience new things in SMU, SMUKI continues to be my chosen family, a family who I would run to whenever I miss the warmth of home. - Jennifer Kenly, 17th SMUKI President, Incoming Year 3 (AY 2019/20)
Q1: Do I have to sign up to be considered as the member of SMUKI?
A1: There is no formal application procedure. Just reach out to us and we will be happy to include you in our community!
Q2: Is there any commitment if I join this CCA?
A2: There is no commitment for members of this CCA, except if you are a member of the Executive Committee (Excos) or you are involved in GAYA (Gelar Budaya)
Q3: How are the members of Excos selected?
A3: Top 4 roles (President, Vice-President, General Secretary, Finance Secretary) are to do a campaign speech for the positions. They are then selected based on a voting system. The rest of the Exco members are to do an interview where the newly appointed Top 4 Exco will select the new exco teams.
Q4: Do I need to pay any membership fees?
A4: This CCA is completely free! However, participants may be required to pay a small fee for some events
Q5: Do I need to be based in Indonesia in order to join this CCA?
A5: No, SMUKI is open to the whole SMU community. If you are always interested in Indonesia’s culture, you are welcome to our community even if you have never stayed in Indonesia!
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"SMUKI is a home away from home for me - It further enriches my life and my SMU journey! It is a place where I meet fellow Indonesians and learn many things, and of course have lots of fun yeah :) " – Hardyanto, SMUKI Events Director, Incoming Year 4 (AY2018/19)
You can expect tons of fun during the bonding events with your fellow Indonesian students and expand your network through our partnerships with industry leaders during your time here with us! SMUKI will be a place where your fun memories in SMU begin!
GAYA (Gelar Budaya): Signature musical production with over 1,000 spectators annually. This production is open to all students and we welcome non-Indonesians too!
SMUKI Gathering Day x Bidding Workshop: Introduction of the BOSS bidding system to the incoming in conjunction with a welcome dinner with the freshmen and seniors
TIMEBOND: SMUKI’s freshman orientation camp!
MAGER (Makan Together): Food workshop where we introduce various Indonesian dishes to the general SMU community
HARI BUGAR: Compete in fun sports games and get exercise to stay fit during the semester!
PESTA: Annual farewell party for our beloved SMUKI seniors.
SEMBAKO: Welfare drive for SMUKI community to show our support for each other during finals period