Ondel-ondel are the giant puppets that are inseparable from the Betawi culture and are now the icon of Jakarta. These are made on bamboo frames to allow persons to carry them around from the inside. Ondel-ondel usually come in pairs, the male wears a red mask carrying a gallant moustache and sideburns wearing dark colored clothes, while the female mask is white with red lipstick. She usually wears bright colours. Both wear the typical Malay spiked headdress, called kembang kelapa.
These ondel-ondel puppets usually lead parades at weddings or circumcisions, followed by the bridal pair and families, or by the circumcised boy and relatives, strutting around the village, gaily accompanied by bands playing Tanjidor or Gambang kromong music.
- Dec 29 2013
2013 BETAWI DANCE COMPETITION
Welcoming end year season, Jakarta Tourism and Culture Office (JTCO) held an activity related to Betawi art and cultural performance.
397 day(s) ago
- Feb 28 2014 to Mar 2 2014
10th Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival.
2014 Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJF 2014) will be back on February 28, 1 & March 2, 2014, At JIExpo Kemayoran
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- Dec 31 2013
Jakarta Night Festival 2014
DKI Jakarta Tourism & Cultural Office will hold JNF (Jakarta Night Festival) to celebrate 2014 New Year Eve. The celebration will be illuminated with fireworks festival and will be attended by Governor of Jakarta.
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