The Jakarta Post
No Buddha Bar: Hundreds of Buddhist Students Association members demonstrate in front of Buddha-Bar restaurant on Jl.Teuku Umar, Central Jakarta, calling on its management to change the name of the outlet. (JP/P.J. Leo)
March 5, Online
Dozens of Buddhist college students sealed an exclusive lounge and restaurant-type bar in Central Jakarta, after negotiating with the bar’s management. ”We’ve sealed the Buddha Bar and it will remain closed until the matter is resolved. The management team has also agreed not to open the bar,” Indonesian Buddhist Students Association (AMB) representative Widodo said, as quoted by kompas.com.
They should just change the name to Budda Bar. Buddha Bar in Paris is an institution, a beautiful place enjoyed by everyone, including Buddhists. It’s only a name for a bar, not a temple for wo...