Since the completion of the renovation in September 2020, we’ve welcomed within the historic walls of the Dyrekcja building many new tenants who became members of our community. Tenants of the building are companies from the IT and maritime industry, law firms, but also diplomatic missions, which chose this place because of the unique nature of the building, which witnessed the birth of new Poland.
We are very pleased to welcome after the Hungarian General Consulate another consulate among the tenants of the Dyrekcja building. The ceremonial opening of the Honorary Consulate of Indonesia in Gdańsk took place on July 18th in the DOK event space. Mr. Mirosław Wawrowski was appointed as Honorary Consul of Indonesia in Gdańsk. By education, Mr. Wawrowski is a doctor, but he is mostly known for his entrepreneurship and patronage of music and culture. He is also the owner of the Dolina Charlotty, a hotel recognized as the best spa hotel in Poland and the best family hotel in Poland, Artistic Director of the Rock Legends Festival, in the framework of which he collaborated and organized concerts, among others such stars as Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, ZZ Top, Thirty Second to Mars, Deep Purple, KORN, and activist of the Union of the Baltic Cities – UBC.
The opening ceremony started with a symbolic performance of the national anthems of Indonesia and Poland. The opening speech was delivered by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Anita Luhulima, who emphasized the importance of the Consulate for the further development of multicultural and business relations between Poland and Indonesia, especially now, during the Indonesian presidency in the G20 group.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia provided the cultural program and the musical setting of the event, inviting among others the Warsaw Gamelan Group, which added splendor to the opening ceremony with Javanese and Balinese music as well as performances by Indonesian dancers. The guests had the opportunity to admire Indonesian batik costumes by contemporary designer Novity Yunus from Batik Chick.
The event was graced with the presence of Miss Tourism of Indonesia Adinda Cresheilla, the third Vice-Miss of the Miss Supranational 2022 competition. Guests also had the opportunity to watch chef Lord Adi – the winner of Master Chef Indonesia, who in cooperation with the Indonesian restaurant Sambal from Warsaw prepared traditional Indonesian dishes min. rendang, sate, and gado-gado. Participants could also try the technique of painting with wax under the watchful eye of the batik artist Mrs. Lilis and see the exhibition of the Batik Studio operating at the Słupsk Cultural Center.