Jakarta Fair Expected to Boost Tourist Visits
By: M Aulia Rahman, Jakarta - Jakarta Fair Kemayoran (JFK) 2019 at JIExpo will be held to commemorate the 492th Anniversary of the City of Jakarta and last for 40 days from 22 May to 30 June.  Jakarta City Government  Tourism and Culture Office hopes that JFK can boost tourist arrivals.
Head of Art and Culture, Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office (Disparbud),  Gumilar Ekalaya, said that the implementation of JFK is very important to increase visits of local and foreign tourists. and the implementation of JFK this year brought the theme of 'United Indonesia Fair Indonesia'.
"There will be a lot of art and cultural performances at the JFK event. "We hope that the interest of tourists coming to the Southeast Asian product and entertainment exhibition will be high," he said, Tuesday (5/21).
He added, in the JFK event, there were 29 performances of Betawi cultural arts. In the performance will be involved studios and artists assisted both from the provincial level, the Department of Tourism and Culture, as well as the Betawi Cultural Institute (LKB). "No less important, we will also involve artists from the Cultural Arts Training Center or PPSB and communities," he said.
PT JIExpo Marketing Director Ralph Scheunemann, said this year the committee had prepared innovations and new breakthroughs. "The lantern arena will be an interesting spot at night, especially for those who like to take pictures. Meanwhile, we provide snow rides for those who come to JFK with their children, "he said.
Ralph explained, every day later on the booth of the  Jakarta Provincial Government (Pemprov) will be displayed a performance of Betawi cultural arts. "So, we prepared two stages namely, the Main Stage and the Gambir Stage. "The Main Stage is for the capital's top artists and the Gambir Stage specifically for staging regional cultural arts," he added.
JFK in 2019 involved 1,500 booths from 2,700 companies that exhibited various superior products at various price cuts. Ranging from automotive such as cars and motorbikes, information technology, computers, sports equipment, fashion and garments, household appliances and so on.
The JFK operational schedule is Monday-Thursday at 15.30-22.00 and Friday at 15.30-23.00. Meanwhile, on Saturday-Sunday and JFK National Holidays open at 10:00-23.00.
Meanwhile, before Lebaran on 30 May to 3 June 2019, JFK is opened from 10:00 to 23:00. When the Eid Day is opened from 14.00-23.00. Furthermore, for Eid holidays on June 6-9 starting at 10:00-23.00.