PPI London is not only an organisation which holds occasional events and paid for services, but builds a sense of community amongst Indonesian’s in London. Weekly activities are a way the organisation does this by holding social events for Indonesian’s to enjoy. Today we will be discussing these events that you should consider taking time of your week to attend!
This account of PPI London is provided by Nadhif Basalama, a second year BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship) student at the University of Westminster and the Vice President of the PPI London 2020/2021 Arts and Sports Division, and Michael Alexander Mere, a second year Bsc International Relations student at Queen Mary University of London and a staff member of the PPI London 2020/2021 Arts and Sports divison.
Every saturday we play football near royal oak station for around 2 hours. Anyone can play and we just play for fun so don’t feel intimidated if you think it will be competitive. When i came to London i barely knew any other Indonesians but because of PPI London football I made so many new friends that I am still close with until now. This activity has become a weekly routine that I look forward to every week. After we play we usually eat together too at Melur (Malay restaurant) in Edgware Road. The food is great and the atmosphere is always filled with laughter. Most of my Indonesian friends i met through football and everyone is so friendly. What truly makes PPI london football special are the tournaments that we attend every few months. If you do intend to play competitively, these tournaments were a highlight of my UK experience. Practising for these tournaments and travelling together as a team to other cities to play other PPIs was truly the best part of football. If you would like to receive further details about football you can contact me at WA: 07712263476 (Michael Mere)
Basketball and badminton
If you do not play football there are also other sports you can play every week such as basketball and badminton. The experience is equally as fun and you get to make friends here too. These weekly events are usually held similarly to football where people gather in a certain place, play for a while then go hang out. Also, these events have their own tournaments as well. The tournaments themselves are usually held by Indonesian communities and can be held in anywhere in the UK. Going to these events are incredibly fun and useful in connecting with other Indonesian’s in London so please consider joining us every week!
Walking and Cycling
For those of you who are interested in more relaxing activities PPI London also hold weekly walking and cycling get togethers. These are done at a very relaxed manner and is a great way to take your mind off of the usual business in your daily lives.
For more information feel free to contact PPI London through the following channels: