South Jakarta Administration City Government held Lenong Betawi Festival which was followed by 10 groups. The festival is held for two days from 28 - 29 March. Later, the winner of the top three will follow the same event at the provincial level.
South Jakarta Mayor Tri Kurniadi said this event will be held every year. So it is expected to create the younger generation in Lenong Betawi art. "Not only lenong, in the future plan, all Betawi culture will be made the same event" he said on Thursday (29/3).
This event was held in Menteng Atas Sub-District Office, Setiabudi. Meanwhile, Head of Sub Dept Tourism and Culture Office (Sudinparbud) South Jakarta, Nursyam Daoed added, this activity as one effort to preserve Betawi culture. "We will take the top three, which will follow the festival at the provincial level.This is our effort to preserve Betawi culture, especially Lenong," he said.