With the large influx of peoples from across Indonesia since Independence, the indigenous Betawi have retreated to outlying areas, mostly to West and South Jakarta.

A Special Betawi Cultural Village covering 289 hectares has been set aside at Setu Babakan, where visitors can see and stroll through the village that has retained its original Betawi architecture and layout. Regular cultural performances are shown every Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm, or dance training sessions of Betawi dances that include Sirih Kuning, Lenggang Nyai and others held each Sunday, Friday and Wednesdays.

Every July a special Betawi Cultural Festival is held here that include wedding ceremonies, circumcision ceremonies, seven-months’ pregnancy rites, and more.

Visitors can also go fishing while enjoying the local cuisine and desserts at the various stalls and restaurants.

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  • Dec 31 2013
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  • Feb 19 2014 to Feb 23 2014
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    JCC Hall A 129, tanggal 19-23 Februari 2014

    Jakarta, 19 Februari 2014 – Kementerian Perdagangan melalui Direktorat Jenderal Pengembangan Ekspor Nasional (Ditjen PEN) turut mendukung penyelenggaraan Pameran Adiwastra Nusantara yang berlangsung pada 19-23 Februari 2014, di Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, dan dibuka oleh Menteri Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif Mari Elka Pangestu.

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