As an attempt to introduce Indonesia to Singapore students, the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore participates in a series of International Friendship Day 2012 activities with the theme of Can Singapore Collapse? Building a Sustainable Future. The opening ceremony was held at the Singapore Discovery Centre, Friday, 13 April 2012 and opened by Masagos Zulkifli bin Masagos Mohammed, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opening ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore, Ambassador of the countries participating in this event, and students from several schools in Singapore.
International Friendship Day is an annual event, designed for students, and organized by the Singapore government. One of the International Friendship Day 2012 activities is the Special Exhibition and Embassy Showcase, to introduce the Singaporean students to other countries’ culture. This year, the Special Exhibition and Embassy Showcase is attended by representatives from Cambodia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, New Zealand, Ecuador, Brazil, France, Italy and Indonesia.
In his opening address, Mr. Masagos said that the theme chosen this year is expected to "provoke" Singapore students to be more concerned with the development of Singapore in the future. "I urge the students to not cause pollution, preserving the national heritage, and keep the environment green" Masagos said.
Furthermore, Masagos reminded that we are not alone in this world, so we must know what is happening with our neighbors. Through these activities students are expected to be a part of Singapore to create a better world situation and a better future as well. To enliven the opening ceremony, the Indonesian Embassy featured the peacock dance by students of the Indonesian School in Singapore (SIS).
As part of a series of International Friendship Day, the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore involving the SIS students in the introduction and promotion of culture of Indonesia in various local schools in Singapore such as Hougang Primary School, Hougang Secondary School, Victoria School, Yio Chu Kang Primary School and Chuan Kou Prebyterian Primary School.