Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Central Jakarta to hold Passer Baroe Festival

To enliven the celebrations of the city's anniversary, Central Jakarta will hold the Passer Baroe Festival from June 19-21 at one of the city's oldest shopping arcades - Pasar Baru.

Central Jakarta Tourism Agency head Dewi Susanti said the festival would feature traditional art performances, Chinese lion dance and a singing contest, as well as competitions involving local residents, like duck hunting and pole climbing.

"We hope the attractions will draw Jakarta residents here," Dewi said as quoted by

Shops along the arcade will also offer discounts from June 19 to July 19 as part of the city's anniversary celebrations.

A similar festival will also be held on Jl. Jaksa, which is known as the city's spot for foreign backpackers, from June 18-20.

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