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Jokowi may attend Lebaran Betawi: Djarot

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 25, 2017   /   09:37 pm
Jokowi may attend Lebaran Betawi: Djarot Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat and his wife, Happy Farida, visit the Betawi cultural neighborhood in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, on July 1. (Kompas.com/Akhdi Martin Pratama)

Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo might attend the Lebaran Betawi festival, a post-Idul Fitri celebration, at the Betawi cultural site of Setu Babakan in South Jakarta.

“I’m still unsure, but from what I heard [the President will come],” Djarot said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com. The festival is scheduled to be held from July 28 to July 30.

The Jakarta administration has planned to transport residents for free on 10 Transjakarta buses it has prepared.

The buses will serve South Jakarta’s Pancasila Station, Jl. Moh. Kahfi II, Setu Babakan, Srengseng Sawah Raya and the Jl. Lenteng Agung Raya Barat route from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 “We hope that this can help the residents coming to the event so that it can be visited by many people,” the assistant to the Jakarta secretary for administrative affairs, Bambang Sugiono, said.

The Jakarta Transportation Agency has also prepared to reroute traffic during the event.

On July 29 and 30, the agency is set to limit Jl. Moh. Kahfi II to one-way traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors using private vehicles can park in the Setu Babakan area, the Islamic Center or the Al Bayinnah School, among other areas.   

The upcoming event will be the first time Setu Babakan hosts Lebaran Betawi.

Previously, it was held at Lapangan Banteng Park in Central Jakarta.