The Jakarta Post
Teenagers around the country may now want to hold themed "sweet 17" birthday parties after a photo of a party on an ice skating went viral recently.
A photo circulated online on Friday by Twitter account @thor_obesitas showed a party being held in the middle of the ice skating rink at Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta.
“After 23 years in Jakarta, I just learned that the ice skating rink in Taman Anggrek [Mall] can be used for parties,” the caption read.
23 tahun hidup di jakarta..— Cowo gendut penyuka cewe curvy/chubby/sejenisnya:) (@thor_obesitas) July 26, 2019
Baru tau ice skate di TA..
Bisa jadi tempat pesta.. pic.twitter.com/BYKQwPqVpo
The owner of the account, Michael Ferdinand, who had just finished watching a movie, said he was surprised to see the party.
“That’s a sweet 17 celebration of an ice skater in Indonesia,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.
“I’d just finished watching [a movie] and was surprised to see the party on the ice skating rink. I spontaneously took a picture and posted it online,” he said.
He added that other visitors at the mall did the same.
The party was held to celebrate the birthday of Florence, 17, who has loved ice skating since she was a child.
“Actually, the party was because I have gone there often to ice skate since I was a child. My brother proposed the idea for my sweet 17,” she said.
As she thought the idea was unique, Florence accepted the offer.
“I thought it would be very cool as it is a non-mainstream idea. We talked to our parents and they agreed….” she said, kompas.com reported. (sau)