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Literature Celebration in Taman Suropati
Suropati Park, Central Jakarta. TEMPO/Tony Hartawan
Saturday, 17 June, 2017 | 09:34 WIB
Literature Celebration in Taman Suropati

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -

Written by: Raihana Safira Wardani & Raihani Safira Wardani (Students of Binus University)

In the middle of Taman Suropati (Suropati Park), two men were seen talking to each other as they set up their property and tied up their banner to poles for an event called Ngabuburit Sastra. Dressed in short sleeves shirts, these men were ready to welcome their invitees.

Eddy Pramduane, who are familiar with creating events in places around Jakarta, chose to hold his event in Taman Suropati last week. In order to raise awareness of the importance of Indonesian literature, Pramduane invited over 30 people through Facebook.

The event started off with the launching of his book. Then, it was followed by literature discussion on a human being as a whole with a philosophy lecturer from Paramadina University named Sofyan R.A. Zaid. The event continued with fast-breaking together along with poetry reading.

Pramduane thinks that Indonesian society seems to neglect literature as the era changed. He believes that literature holds all components of general knowledge from history to science.

Pramduane has traveled the world for his literary work. He published one of his books in Russia and he is active in ASEAN literature community. Through Facebook, he has built his own literature community known as Puisi Menolak Korupsi. 

A friend of Pramduane named Ang Jasman was enthusiastic to attend Ngabuburit Sastra in Taman Suropati, a place to seek for a refreshing atmosphere. “The green scenery of Taman Suropati is what makes it special,” expressed Jasman.

Taman Suropati is a place for people who loves the beauty of nature in the mid of a busy city of Jakarta. Located in Menteng, Central Jakarta, the park is open for public and it is free of charge. On the weekends, people gather to watch performances from communities around Jakarta.

The park was originally named Burgemeester Bisschopplein and was designed by PAJ Moonejen and FJ Kubatz. Surrounded by green sceneries, fresh air, big trees, lovely flowers and unique sculptures, Taman Suropati is the right place to spend time with peers or even loved ones.



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