Helarfest: Bandung, West Java
Currently underway in Bandung, the capital of West Java, is the Helarfest, a month-long series of events showcasing more than 30 events at different venues around the city. Organized by the Bandung Creative City Forum, it aims to “awaken” the city’s residents and its visitors to what can be found in the city. It is geared as an alternative to shopping and dining, both of which are a delight in their own right. However, some 1,000 communities working in the music, film, photography, architecture, fashion and handicraft industries, as well as those involved in traditional rituals and performances will make this festival a great success. So, if you are heading to Bandung during this month, check it out and enjoy the hospitality of the super-friendly people of Bandung.