Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department is going to hold an event called Kampung Betawi (Kampong Betawi) at Kota Tua area, precisely beside Kota Station on Saturday (11/16) until Sunday (11/17). Through this event, Kota Tua as one of cultural heritage site in the capital city could be more famous.
Head of Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department, Arie Budhiman, said this event will be enlivened by various festivals, which one of them is culinary festival. “This event is a Betawiness and multi-ethnic collaboration which may not be the entire, but the one that built the culture would be seen,” he stated, Wednesday (11/13).
Besides festivals, Budhiman continued, the event of Kampung Betawi will also be festived with Betawi arts and cultures performances which are educative and explain how Betawi arts and cultures influence the existence of Betawians nowadays. “Kampung Betawi in Kota Tua will raise the culture and history of how acculturative Betawi society was first formed,” he told.
Budhiman hopes the Kampung Betawi event would attract more people coming to Kota Tua and be enjoyed by tourists visiting Jakarta. “We hope for your presence in Kota Tua during the implementation of Kampung Betawi event. Visitors are urged not to bring private vehicles to the event location to reduce traffic congestion,” he finished.