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Suropati polling stations feature Betawi songs, food

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 19, 2017 | 03:34 pm
Suropati polling stations feature Betawi songs, food People decorating the TPS IV polling station in Gambir, Central Jakarta, with Betawi ondel-ondel figures on April 18. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Two polling stations (TPS) at Suropati Park, Menteng, Central Jakarta, were enlivened by a musical group performing traditional Betawi songs, as well as street vendors selling traditional Betawi food.

To enable such entertainment at both stations, namely TPS 18 and 19, residents of community unit (RW) 5 collected Rp 24 million in funds, said Menteng sub precinct head Agus Sule. 

"The funds were from the residents. We called the stations Happy TPS," he said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com on Wednesday.

The Happy stations, which each accommodated between 600 and 700 voters, were designed to enable a relaxing election amid the current heated political situation, he added.

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