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New park brings back traditional games

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 11 2019   /  01:10 am
Grand strategy: Toro (second left) plays damdas tiga batu (traditional Jakartan chess-like game) with his two friends and the father of one of his friends at Tomang Rawa Kepa Park on Sunday. The newly refurbished park is equipped with various traditional games.(JP/Alya Nurbaiti)(second left) plays damdas tiga batu (traditional Jakartan chess-like game) with his two friends and the father of one of his friends at Tomang Rawa Kepa Park on Sunday. The newly refurbished park is equipped with various traditional games.(JP/Alya Nurbaiti)

Grand strategy: Toro (second left) plays damdas tiga batu (traditional Jakartan chess-like game) with his two friends and the father of one of his friends at Tomang Rawa Kepa Park on Sunday. The newly refurbished park is equipped with various traditional games.(JP/Alya Nurbaiti)One Sunday morning, 38-year-old Suhendri followed his son around a park, crossing a wooden bridge and climbing a tree fort, while keeping an eye on his two daughters playing on a wooden swing. His was one of the many families who were enjoying a revamped park near the Tomang overpass in West Jakarta, a six-minute motorcycle ride from Suhendri’s home in North Kota Bambu district. “It’s good to bring them here,” Suhendri said, adding that thanks to the park, he did not have to go all the way to Bogor, West Java, for a little fresh air and a day of fun for his children.The Tomang Rawa Kepa Park in Grogol Peta...