Nilam tells the adventure of Malin Kundang, a young fisherman whose dream was to sail the seas and find riches in the lands yonder. The departure of Malin's father years ago had made his mother, Mirah, afraid of letting Malin go to pursue his dreams, of losing another piece of her heart, leaving this mother and son in a never-ending dispute. With the help of his childhood friend, Delima, and the power of a mysterious magical relic, Malin's anchored dream finally set sail.

Malin started from the bottom as a ship crew under Bara Abu's tutelage, a merchant turned Malin's best friend. He met Rijang, Bara's simple-minded assistant, Galih, Bara's boss and captain, and Mustika, Galih's daughter, and quickly rose through the ranks, ending up as the right-hand man of the captain, and also the right man for Mustika's heart. However, every action has its consequences, and every secret has its price. Would all of Malin's dreams come true, and at what cost?

About Us

ICN is an annual event that aims to showcase Indonesian culture and arts through a musical performance. The event is organised by Indonesian students of NTU or Pelajar Indonesia NTU (PINTU). It began with a humble and short performance in 2007 that grew to musicals performed in public theatres that had entertained more than two thousand people.

From year to year, ICN gives a fresh perspective to Indonesian culture that compels the audience to revisit their understanding of the culture.

ICN 2014 - Angkara: A Musical

With the new ICN tagline, "History Made Anew", Angkara seeks to give a fresh perspective to a story so familiar to most Indonesians. Angkara, loosely based on the history of Singasari Kingdom, tells the story of Ken Arok, an ambitious peasant determined to be more than just 'a feather in the air', and his bloody rise to power. With both matinee and night shows, Angkara entertained more than 700 attendees in School of the Arts' Drama Theatre.

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ICN 2013 - Neutraregni the Musical

A dystopian story of Indonesia in the year 2043, Neutraregni the Musical pushes the boundary of ICN to a whole new level. It seeks to reimagine the lives of Indonesians in a dictatorial leadership that suppresses the Indonesian identity. The story is applauded for its originality and provocative nature that forces us to rethink what freedom really means. Neutraregni succeeds in entertaining a full house of 800 attendees in University Cultural Centre.

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ICN 2011 - Pahlawan the Musical

Performed in SIA Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts, Pahlawan successfully challenges the audience's notion of a hero. Against the background of the 1950s, the show gives us a glimpse of the hardships experienced by the Indonesians while struggling for independence during the Revolusi. At the same time, the musical does not lose its flavour of authentic Indonesian cultural performance.

ICN 2010 - Zamrud Khatulistiwa

After a short hiatus of a year, ICN returns with Zamrud Khatulistiwa. The story follows Mike who has to learn the hard way the value of friendship and in the process learns to appreciate the country where his father came from. The show again manages to wow the audience in NTU's own Art, Design and Media Auditorium with a series of performances highlighting the diversity of Indonesian culture.

ICN 2008 - Merah Putih: Kembali ke Hati

Merah Putih: Kembali ke Hati tells the story of Jim. Jim who was born to an affluent family is confronted with the reality of the society when he met Shinta, a schoolmate who teaches traditional dance to underprivileged kids. The show culminates in a fusion dance performance called Trigianti Sakakta Dance that seamlessly blends Saman, Kecak and Tabal Gempita into one scintillating performance that invites the audience standing ovation in the Lee Foundation Theatre.

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Ticketing Representative: Richsen Steven (8448 1629) / Ingewati Sastrawidjaja (8691 2100)