Thursday, 17 October 2019

Nyepi Day Event in Ancol; Barongan: An Epic Under Water Show



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - In commemorating the Nyepi Day 1941 Saka New Year, Sea World Ancol will hold a cultural show dubbed 'Barongan: An Epic Underwater Show'.

    "The main purpose of the show is to promote the wealth of the Indonesian culture, especially Balinese barong prepped in a unique show on land and underwater," said Ancol Corporate Communications, Rika Lestari, in Central Jakarta, Thursday, March 7.

    The Ancol management joined hands with Balinese cultural expert from Aditya Jaya temple to present the Balinese Barong art performance.

    The Barongan: An Epic Underwater Show will be held on March 8, 9, 10, and 16-17, at 10:45 and 13:45 Jakarta time.

    "Barong is chosen since it shows the identity of Bali where most of Indonesian Hindu resides," Rika said. The Barong show tells the story of a war between virtue and evil.