The Provincial Government (Pemprov) of Jakarta through the Central Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office (Sudin Parbud) held the Kebon Bang Jaim Festival, Friday (8/23) - Saturday (8/24).
Head of the Attraction and Promotion Section of Central Jakarta Sub-dept. Of Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office, Endang Suryanti, said the festival took the theme of "Jakarta's New Face in the Charm of Kebon Bang Jaim." The event was held at Jalan Kebon Sirih, Jalan Sabang, Jalan Jaksa, and Jalan Wahid Hasyim.
According to Endang, the Bang Jaim Festival was also held as an effort to revive Betawi culture. "Through this festival we also promote tourism destinations in Central Jakarta," he said.
The Kebon Bang Jaim Festival presents a variety of activities ranging from culinary bazaars, cultural arts performances, musical entertainment stages, stand up comedy, Jakarta Fashion Carnival, photo shows to Jabodetabek cosplay.
"On Saturday (8/24) there was a Fun Red and White activity which was attended by 550 participants. Starting from Jalan Jaksa, Jalan Wahid Hasyim, Jalan Sabang, Jalan Kebon Sirih, and back to Jalan Jaksa. Its length is about two kilometers," Endang said. .
The Kebon Bang Jaim Festival is divided into several zones such as a culinary zone containing Betawi snacks to the present. The hotel zone features dozens of bazaars from hotels on Jalan Kebon Sirih, Jalan Jaksa, Jalan Wahid Hasyim, and Jalan Sabang. The food truck zone consists of fast food and others, as well as the fashion zone and community zone.
"We also involve the role of young people in this event and target the attention and interest of millennials," Endang said.
Rep: Ronald Ricardo
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