Batik lovers who want to complete their collection have new alternative place to shop right now. For this whole month, they can simply visit the 2011 Jakarta Fair (PRJ) in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. All district booths located in Hall A, B and C are displaying and selling various kinds of traditional to modern batik designs.
PRJ, as a strategic industrial entrance of Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition (MICE) in Asia, as well as PT. JIExpo are still consistent to promote local products and campaign the love of nation nuances through their big and global events. Therefore, as a form of real support, local and central government propelling national economy through Jakarta Fair which packed with original local products as national identity of Indonesia.
The situation in the PRJ is similar to “Batik Palace’’. Almost all Indonesian batik, handmade or printed, from regions such as Jogjakarta, Solo, Semarang and Pekalongan, are shown in this event. The price is also cheaper than other events besides Jakarta Fair.
The reason is because Jakarta fair is a special trade forum and a huge event, so the merchants are showing their best of art works. Batik as national apparel set by the government becomes entrepreneur’s attention in MICE world.
That is why PRJ visitors use this opportunity to shop in “Batik Palace’’. Batik and traditional clothes from Kalimantan, Aceh, Bengkulu, Sumatra, and other kingdoms in Indonesia are also can be found there. For example, West Kalimantan Provincial Government displays local products such as tenun sintang, awan berarak batik, and sorak insang apparels.