The Jakarta Post
State-owned lender Bank Mandiri supported the performance of the epic I La Galigo at the 2018 annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group.
The cultural show, which was initiated by the Creative Economic Agency, was staged at Peninsula Island in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Oct. 8 to 14 to mark the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
According to Bank Mandiri corporate secretary Rohan Hafas, the performance of I La Galigo was aimed at highlighting the diversity of cultures in Indonesia during the world’s largest economic meeting.
“Beside providing financial transaction services, we also support the cultural performance of I La Galigo for all delegates and participants of IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings,” said Rohan.
I La Galigo tells the epic story of the legendary Sawerigading, the son of the king of the ancient Luwu kingdom in Sulawesi, and was first staged at in 2004 at the Esplanade Theatres, Singapore, then on Broadway, New York. It is based on an ancient poem consisting of 360,000 stanzas, with five sentences in each stanza.
In its commitment to helping to make the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings a success, Bank Mandiri offered financial services needed by all delegates, such as by installing six ATMs at the Bali Nusa Dua Conference Center, the main venue of the IMF-WB Annual Meetings, and establishing two money changer outlets in the Bali Collection Nusa Dua area to facilitate delegates in making transactions.
Bank Mandiri also placed EDC machines in hotels that were official partners of the international event in Nusa Dua. Overall, all delegates could use 446 ATMs and exchange currency and make transactions at 54 Mandiri branches in Bali.
Bank Mandiri is also the main sponsor of the Bali Collection Festival, held from September to December 2018. Mandiri has also placed EDC machines with all tenants at the event.
In the Indonesia Pavilion, Bank Mandiri presents weavers under the guidance of Rumah Kreatif BUMN, and operates 10 red-and-white EDC machines that can accept debit and credit cards of state-owned banks.