To welcome Indonesia's 74th Independence Day, the Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency prepares various events in tourist destinations and museums.
" We have events themed struggle and independence "
Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency Head, Edy Junaedi said that it is held in order to attract people to visit tourist destinations and museums in Jakarta and provide alternative entertainment.
"We have events themed struggle and independence as one of the functions of the museum is as an educational medium," he expressed, Saturday (8/10).
On August 15, the proclamation group will visit the Soekarno and Hatta Exile Museum in Rengasdengklok. Then, August 16, it will be continued with a long march with the route from the Joang 45 Museum - Proclamation Formation Museum - Proclamation Monument.
"Those events will be participated by history and community teachers," he explained.
To enliven the celebration, the Wayang Museum and Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum also have special events.
The Wayang Museum will present wayang kulit performance in public spaces with a dalang puppet master, Pandu Gandang S who will play the "Kresno Sayemboro" at Romsol Wijaya Kusuma Field, Koramil 03/GP, West Jakarta.
"It will be held on August 17," he told.
He added that the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum will hold an flagship exhibition themed "Aesthetic Diplomatic Physical Revolution" from August 8-31.
"It will also be filled with a talkshow, a workshop and artistic creativity for students.
Further, the City Pavilion and Graha Wisata in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) will hold Culinary Bazaar Festival for PKK members.
"It will be held on August 18 at the City Pavilion," he explained.
He uttered that the Monas is also slated to kick off Festival of Light on August 15-25 and Monas Mapping Video.
"We also plan to beautify Monas with colorful lanterns and laser shows at the fountain," he told.
Even, the Tourism and Culture Agency will also hold the musical performances and Thousand Islands Tourism and Culture Sub-agency will kick off Red-White Concert on Pramuka Island on August 17 with the main guest star Wali Band.
In the meantime, East Jakarta Tourism and Culture Sub-agency holds BKT Festival on August 18 at East Canal Flood, Rawadas, Pondok Kopi.
"It will present the guests such as The Fly, Coboy, Caffeine and Junior Reborn," he stated.