The North Jakarta Administration presents ondel-ondel (giant Betawi effigies) and barongsai (lion dance) at the 2019 Lebaran Betawi parade. Surely its appearance is accompanied by martial arts attractions from North Jakarta Betawi champions.
It is also a means to explore the potential of culture in Jakarta in a bid to preserve and keep growing all the time
North Jakarta Tourism and Culture Sub-agency Head, Rus Suharto said that this attraction is colored with Indonesian arts that reflect the diversity of North Jakarta society.
"All this time the cultural pluralism and community life in North Jakarta can be well maintained," he stated, Sunday (7/21).
Those parade participants are from six sub-districts in North Jakarta.
North Jakarta Mayor, Syamsudin Lologau added that Lebaran Betawi is a means of silaturahmi (communal relationship) to improve unity.
"It is also a means to explore the potential of culture in Jakarta in a bid to preserve and keep growing all the time," he continued.
During the three days of the event, he presented various ornaments typical of coastal tourist destinations, ranging from si Pitung House, Syahbandar Tower up to Kroncong Tugu art, which is now a world cultural heritage.
"We show some of these coastal tourist destinations as a place to promote culture," he stated.