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Puppet shows cheer up festival

  • Ani Suswantoro

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 5 2010   /  02:54 pm

Ony and his little piglet greet audience. JP/Ani Suswantoro Some museums recently organized an event to introduce the rich traditions of old Jakarta, also known as Batavia, to the public.The Puppetry Museum, the Jakarta Museum of History and the Arts and Ceramics Museum teamed up to present the “Visit Museum Year”. The Gebyar Taman Fatahillah, which was held from Nov. 20-Dec. 12, was a sideline event.The event opened with the Festival Tempo Doeloe, which presented the old days of Jakarta, on Nov. 20. On the schedule was a tour of Jakarta’s old city, the Batavia Art Festival, a puppetry festival, ceramics and Betawi painting exhibitions at the Arts and Ceramic Museum and a wayang kulit traditional leather puppet workshop.The puppetry festival presented puppets from various parts of Indonesia such as the Po The Hi, Wayang Golek Sunda, Wayang Kulit Betawi, Wayang Purwo Solo, as well a...