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Jakarta Post

Monas fountain dances once again to woo visitors

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 14 2017   /  12:31 am

Back in action: The fountain of the National Monument, also known as the Monas dancing fountain, has returned after years of hiatus. Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat inaugurated the fountain on Saturday night.(JP/Seto Wardhana)After almost a decade hiatus, the once iconic water fountain at the National Monument (Monas) has started dancing again to entertain visitors with its colorful lights, projected visuals and traditional and national songs every weekend.

The first dance of the water fountain on Saturday marked the launch of a campaign named “Yuk ke Monas” (Let’s go to Monas), kicked off by Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat.

Some 500 people who filled the park near the fountain were mesmerized by the light play that followed the movements of the water fountain. With their smartphones, they videotaped the multi-colored water as it gracefully danced to th...