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'Our vision is big': Little Indonesia Cultural Center opens in Somersworth

By Karen Dandurant, Foster's Daily Democrat

Picture Provided by Camille Fine

May 15, 2021

SOMERSWORTH — A decade in the making, stalled a year by COVID-19, the Little Indonesia Cultural Center cut the ribbon for a grand opening Saturday. The center is planned to be Phase 1 of a project to bring the world's first Little Indonesia district to New Hampshire's smallest city.

Raude Raychel is president of Indonesia Community Connect, the organization spearheading the Little Indonesia project. She said the district is envisioned to be akin to a Chinatown or Little Italy district in larger cities. She said without the cooperation of all involved — the ICC board members, city officials, volunteers and Indonesian people here and from the over 17,000 islands that make up the country — the Little Indonesia project could not be a success.

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