Lighthouse in Carita, Banten province. (Shutterstock/Leolintang)
The performance of Wayang Ajen marked the end of 30 Archipelago Culinary Icons Exhibition that was held at West Plaza of Serang City on Nov. 25.
Wayang Ajen performed at 08:00 p.m. and attended by thousands of visitors. Prior to that, there was a learning session for children about wayang, where they were taught about the philosophy and even how to play it. By doing this, children are hoped to love the wayang tradition.
For one full day, the Plaza was flocked with people who came to explore and try on traditional dishes such as Satai Maranggi, Satai Ayam Madura, Rendang Padang, Nasi Tumpeng, Es Bir Pletok and Kunyit Asam Solo.
Two famous chefs, Sisca Soewitomo and Marco Lim also attended the event.
According to Tourism Ministry's culinary and shopping tourism acceleration team head Vita Datau, the event aimed to promote “According to the data, culinary tourism is the biggest GDP contributor to the creative economy industry. This means that 30 percent of the tourists’ spending is for food,” said Vita.
She also added that a dish can be developed and promoted widely if it has these three elements: Taste, look and easy to make. (asw)
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