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Residents Enthusiastically Visit Pesisir Festival at Pluit Reservoir

Residents enthusiastically welcomed the Festival Pesisir 2022 (Coastal Festival) initiated by the North Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Sub-agency (Parekraf) at Pluit Reservoir.

Pesisir Festival is expected to become the starting point of a series of efforts to revive the tourism sector and boost the community's economy

"Pesisir Festival is expected to become the starting point of a series of efforts to revive the tourism sector and boost the community's economy," stated North Jakarta Deputy Mayor, Juaini, Sunday (9/25).

On the other hand, North Jakarta Parekraf Sub-agency Head, Wiwik Satriani explained the festival presents various Betawi and modern cultural arts, such as competitions, fashion shows, bazaars, and performances from various communities.

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To enliven it, there were Dragon Boat, Canoe, and Kayak performances, Karate and Rifle Colony attractions, kite competitions, and performances by Indonesian artists.

"We also provide 80 booths of Jakpreneur, supporting UKPD, and Indonesian Navy (TNI AL)," she stated.

According to her, it is a typical North Jakarta festival featuring various activities on the north coast of Jakarta involving elements of local government, communities, and private sector.

"We are holding this event to promote tourism and the economy as well as improve tourism culture. Increase synergy with various stakeholders," she added.

One of the visitors, Annisa (35), a resident of Tanjung Priok Urban Village expressed her happiness after she took her children to watch various performances such as ondel-ondel giant effigies, marching band, to kite festival.

"My kids are very happy with the firefighters. At home, they have the firefighter uniform. I take them because I see the Fire and Rescue Sub-agency booth here (at the festival). I've introduced them to various professions since childhood, so they will have aspirations to help each other when they grow up," she admitted.

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