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Residents preserve tradition, strengthen bond at Monas event

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:20 am
Betawi rules: Ondel-ondel (traditional Betawi effigies) join a Lebaran Betawi parade at the National Monument compound in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The event ran from Friday through Sunday to highlight traditional Balinese culture and cuisine.(Antara/ M Risyal Hidayat)(traditional Betawi effigies) join a Lebaran Betawi parade at the National Monument compound in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The event ran from Friday through Sunday to highlight traditional Balinese culture and cuisine.(Antara/ M Risyal Hidayat)

Betawi rules: Ondel-ondel (traditional Betawi effigies) join a Lebaran Betawi parade at the National Monument compound in Central Jakarta on Sunday. The event ran from Friday through Sunday to highlight traditional Balinese culture and cuisine.(Antara/ M Risyal Hidayat)The National Monument (Monas) complex saw a larger and merrier crowd on Sunday morning as thousands of Jakartans, many dressed in traditional Betawi clothes, attended the final day of the 2019 Lebaran Betawi celebration.One enormous stage stood near the monument building and six other smaller stages took up the complex’s southern area. Near every stage stood temporary traditional Betawi houses representing the city administration, the capital’s five municipalities and one regency.Traditional art performances entertained visitors who walked from one house to another in search of free food. Dozens of bright ondel-ondel (...