The Jakarta Post
Visitors line up to buy "kerak telor" (traditional Betawi omelet) at the annual Jakarta Fair at JIExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/R. Berto Wedhatama)
The annual Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ) exhibition, also known as Jakarta Fair, will likely be held at the end of the year, according to an official.
“We’ve postponed the event until further notice,” organizer PT Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) marketing director Ralph Scheunemann said on Instagram on Monday. “If the situation gets better, we plan to hold it at the end of this year. We’ll probably announce the dates in July or August.”
Scheunemann said the Jakarta Fair would be the peak of a series of exhibitions slated to kick off in late August or early September at JIExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
“We’ll begin the series of exhibitions with smaller- to medium-sized ones and continue with bigger [events]. Jakarta Fair will be the highlight."
When the venue is open to the public, the organizers is said to implement the necessary health protocols stipulated by the government, Jakarta administration and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI).
“For examples, we’ll installed hand sanitizer [dispensers] at numerous locations, including in all entrance gates, and conduct temperature checks on all visitors,” Scheunemann said.
Jakarta Fair is part of a series of events to held to celebrate the capital’s anniversary, which falls on June 22. It includes an array of activities, shops and promotions, making it a huge attraction for local residents and tourists alike.
First held in 1968, the exhibition took place at the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta under the name Gambir Night Market until 1991. (wir/kes)
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