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Jakarta Post

Monas turns into narrative wall to welcome festivities

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 14, 2018   /   04:15 pm
Monas turns into narrative wall to welcome festivities A video mapping project to welcome Independence Day on Aug. 17 and the 2018 Asian Games has turned the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta into a narrative wall for artwork and historical photos. ( Andrew Lotulung)

The National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta came alive on Monday night, as artwork and historical photos were projected onto it for a 15-minute show to promote the city and the upcoming Asian Games.

Eye-catching visual animations, thematic music and narration were used to recount the 1962 Asian Games, Jakarta tourist attractions and the 2018 Asian Games.

“The 1962 Asian Games were the fourth Asian Games and were hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia,” boomed the narrative voice, while a photo of first president Sukarno with a waving Indonesian flag as the background was projected onto the building.

Rully, coordinator of Tabia — the team of designers behind the display — recalled it took them four months to plan every technical detail including the icons, sound and color.

“I said from the beginning that we had to capture the soul of the project,” said Rully on Monday as reported by

Rully added that it took three days just to align the projectors to evenly cover Monas because of its unusual candle-like structure.

Meanwhile, Monas technical management unit head Munjirin said the complete show would be 25 minutes long and followed by a laser and water show.

“There will also be performances arranged by the Cultural and Tourism Agency,” he added.

The show will begin on Aug. 17, Indonesia's Independence Day, and will repeat every night from 7 p.m. onwards, until Sept. 2 — the last day of the Asian Games. (nor)