South Jakarta Government will hold Festival Lenong Betawi on 28-29 March. This activity is held in an effort to introduce lenong arts and also preserving Betawi culture. Head of South Jakarta Tourism and Culture Sub-Department, Mr. Nursyam Daoed said that the event will be held at Menteng Atas sub-district office, Jalan Menteng Pulo Raya, Setiabudi Sub-district.
"Initially the event will be held in Blok S field, but to be closer to residents, then the event was moved" he said. He added that the Lenong Betawi Festival is planned to start from 5 PM until finish. The event is scheduled to be opened by the Mayor of South Jakarta, Mr. Tri Kurniadi. The festival is actually a routine activity organized by South Jakarta government, he added. But the last few years the event was not held. "This year we wil hold again, as well as to preserve Betawi culture".
He hopes that many participants will attend this festival. His side has already prepared various prizes to be obtained by the winners, ranging from coaching money, trophies, to certificates.