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Ancol to celebrate Indonesia's 75th anniversary with underwater ceremony

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, August 15, 2020  /  06:29 am
Ancol to celebrate Indonesia's 75th anniversary with underwater ceremony

Singer Aaliyah Massaid hoists the Indonesian flag underwater in the Independence Day ceremony at Sea World Jakarta aquarium in Ancol Dreamland Park, North Jakarta, on Aug. 17, 2019. (JP/Syelanita)

Ancol Dreamland Park in North Jakarta is to celebrate Indonesia's upcoming 75th Anniversary by organizing a flag-hoisting ceremony in the Sea World Jakarta aquarium.

The ceremony will take place on Independence Day, which falls on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Jakarta time.

The head of promotion and activation for Ancol park, Ticha Hestiningrum Desanti, said the flag-hoisting ceremony was an annual event. During the ceremony, professional divers will hoist the flag underwater.

The divers are to rehearse the flag-hoisting routine on Saturday.

The ceremony is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase on the park’s official website, ancol.com

“Visitors are required to comply with the health protocols such as wearing a mask, bringing hand sanitizer, washing their hands, maintaining physical distance as well as getting their body temperature checked [upon arrival] ,” Ticha said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday. (dpk)

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