Amazing Batavia 2008 Festival: Jakarta, West Java

The capital Jakarta will be the staging grounds for a series of cultural events during the Amazing Batavia 2008 festival, kicking off May 30. In line with Jakarta’s 481st anniversary on June 22, one of the festival’s organizing executives, Nurilah Evi Yanti, said the event would bring a mix of cultures to Jakarta. The event, expected to cost more than Rp 1 billion (US$110,000), is under the direction of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) and a number of organizations, including the Association of Mutual Assistance, the Betawi Society and the Betawi Culture Institution.

The festival would feature on-stage traditional and modern performances, a cultural expo, a cultural seminar, a culinary festival and an on-the-street fashion parade. Events will take place at TMII in East Jakarta, Ancol’s Dream Land in North Jakarta and a number of historical sites in Jakarta’s Old Town, including the Jakarta History Museum in West Jakarta.

Source: The Jakarta Post