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If you love to add to the plants collection in your garden or show some pets to your kids, you may still have some time to visit the flora and fauna exhibition at Lapangan Banteng in Central Jakarta. Held by the city administration to commemorate the city’s 485th anniversary, the exhibition has become a meeting place for plant and animal lovers since 1983. Over 200 stands, mostly dominated by decorative plants, will participate in the event. The one-month exhibition will last until July 16.
Musician David Cook picked his first guitar when he was 12 and formed his first band when he was 15. The winner of the seventh season of the American TV show, American Idol, sold more than a million copies with his self-titled major-label debut album in 2008. Soon, he traveled to promote the album on the “Declaration Tour”. Sad news came shortly after that when his elder brother, Adam, died of brain cancer. Cook began writing songs in New York City a day after the tour finished. Those songs, which include “Fade Into Me”, became the material for his second album, This Loud Morning. On his official website, Cook is scheduled to perform in the Indoor Tennis Hall, Senayan, Jakarta, on July 17.
There doesn’t seem enough time to explore the numerous parts of Indonesia’s heritage, but a number of exhibitions have been held to accommodate enthusiasts who want to appreciate the country’s rich craft. One of them is the Interior and Craft Exhibition (ICRA), which will be held on July 18 to 22 in the Jakarta Convention Center. The exhibition will feature traditional craft, jewelry fashion, batik and gifts. This year, the event will put on special highlights in conjunction with Idul Fitri, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. For more information, please visit mistyconnexion.com.