The Jakarta Post
Visitors look at a Sea World display at Ancol Dreamland Park, North Jakarta, on Dec. 22, 2017. To celebrate Independence Day, Sea World will hold an underwater flag raising ceremony on Aug. 17. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park) in North Jakarta is set to hold a series of activities from Aug. 17 to 18 to commemorate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.
On Aug. 17, the Sea World theme park will hold an underwater flag raising ceremony inside its 6-meter deep aquarium. Meanwhile Ocean Dream Samudra will stage a special drama titled Benteng Perjuangan (Fortress of Struggle) in the Scorpion Pirates area that will narrate the story of the struggles faced by the people of Batavia, the old name of Jakarta, during the occupation era.
Dunia Fantasi will present a performance titled Jawara (Warrior), an independence-themed parade, and hold several competitions. As the theme park will also celebrate its 34th anniversary in August, it is offering special prices for visitors who purchase their tickets online.
Water theme park Atlantis Water Adventures and open space Allianz Ecopark will also join in the fun by hosting various competitions, including panjat pinang (pole climbing competition) in a swimming pool. Up to 190 poles will be prepared for the competition, with most to be installed at Pantai Karnaval (Carnival Beach).
Visitors can expect to enjoy live music performances, which include dangdut legend Rhoma Irama, at the beach as well. (wir/kes)
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