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Music festival in Batam attracts hundreds of Singaporean tourists

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, May 1, 2017 | 04:30 pm
Music festival in Batam attracts hundreds of Singaporean tourists

A music performance at the 2017 Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta on March 5. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Some 900 Singaporean tourists, including people from the blind and visually impaired community, traveled to Batam, Riau Islands, on three ferries and 22 buses to attend the Wonderful Indonesia Music Festival Cross-Border Batam on April 29 at the Sumatra Expo Center Batam.

For an hour, the tourists were entertained by the Indonesian band Wali.

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Apart from attending the concert, the tourists also arranged a Qasidah (a genre of Arabic-language poetry) performance in Sekupang district, a marching band performance by 100 school children and made a donation to the local orphanage. All of these activities were funded with their own money.

Riau Islands is known as a maritime tourist destination. It is among the most-visited places by foreign tourists in Indonesia. (kes)

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