The Jakarta Post
Slated to take place at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29 at its main aquarium, Seaworld will host a barongsai show where dancers will dive alongside thousands of fish. (facebook.com/TamanImpianAncol/File)
Prior to Chinese New Year, barongsai (lion dance) performances can easily be found at shopping malls across Jakarta. But those looking to enjoy a unique version of the dance can consider visiting Seaworld at Ancol Dreamland recreation park in North Jakarta.
Slated to take place at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29 at the main aquarium, Seaworld will host a barongsai show where dancers will dive alongside thousands of fish. Visitors will also be able to participate in a Maumere dance performance at the venue.
According to kompas.com, barongsai performances can also be seen at other sites in Ancol, such as the Atlantis Water Adventure waterpark on Jan. 28 at 1:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.; and the Ocean Dream Samudra edutainment theme park where dancers will be joined by dolphins.
(Read also: Closer look at Chinese New Year preparations)
Meanwhile, Ancol’s popular amusement park Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) is set to distribute angpao (envelopes containing money), a popular tradition at Chinese New Year. Scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29 at 4:30 p.m., the management has reportedly prepared up to 2,568 angpao containing cash ranging from Rp 5,000 (37 US cents) to Rp 100,000, as well as food and beverages.
The peak of Ancol's Chinese New Year celebrations will take place at Lagoon Beach starting from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring barongsai, dance and wushu performances and the release of 300 lanterns. (wir/kes)
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