BP Batam International Culture Carnival 2018 – GIPI Riau Islands
The Batam or BP Batam Concession Agency will again hold an international-scale cultural festival entitled Batam International Culture Carnival 2018 on December 8 – 9 2018. The event is planned to be held on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Nagoya. This festival is part of the 189th anniversary of Batam Anniversary.
Not only will be enlivened by arts and culture courses, it will also present the typical culinary tour of the archipelago. Culinary diversity will be presented so that foreign tourists can know that Indonesia has many traditional foods.
The event that was held was nothing but a concrete form of BP Batam’s support on Batam’s anniversary. Then also as support in increasing foreign tourist visits to Batam.
This cultural festival will feature archipelago culture and carnival parades. The concept resembles a cultural festival in Jember, East Java. Not only filled by artists from the archipelago, but also abroad. The parade of the carnival shown includes the Sangsapurba Carnival, Sirih Tepak, Regalia or Cogan, Makyong, Jong, Seafood Paradise, and art parades from the archipelago.
Cultural festivals will also be enlivened by modern art, such as fire, fire dance, Brazilian dance, and belly dancing. Then the body painting contest, bartender competition, Batam Guitar Family, BBDC Bassline, BJS Big Band, Erio Hutomo, Yemercy, Beungeud, Batam Hip Hop, 3D Mapping, Road Root, and Orange Dusk.
The event will also feature famous traditional dances such as Ogoh-Ogoh from Bali, Mask Ireng Magelang, Tor-Tor North Sumatra, Ondel Ondel Betawi, Tempurung West Sumatra, Dayak, Bugis, Gending Sriwijaya, and Papua.