Governor invites Jakartans to attend SEA Games opening event

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo has invited Jakarta residents to attend an event to celebrate the opening of the 26th SEA Games, at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on Friday night.

Gubernur Jakarta Fauzi Bowo mengundang warga Jakarta untuk menghadiri acara untuk memperingati pembukaan SEA Games ke-26, di Monumen Nasional (Monas) di Jakarta Pusat Jumat malam.

In a press statement sent to journalists, Fauzi says he has prepared several art performances by Betawi (Jakarta native) performers, such as Ondel-ondel and Pencak Silat

dalam pernyataan pers kepada wartawan, Fauzi mengatatakan dia telah menyiapkan beberaka penempilan seni oleh penampil Betawi asli, seperti ondel-ondel dan Pencak Silat.

The governor also said Monas would be open to the public from 3 p.m. and that the event was free of charge.

Gubernur juga mengatakan monas akan terbuka untuk umum dari jam 3 sore. dan acara tersebut bebas biaya.

“Not all of us can enjoy the opening ceremony in Palembang. That’s why we are holding another celebration here,” he said.

“tidak semua dari kita dapat menikmati upacara pembukaan di Palembang. inilah mengapa kami menyelenggarakan perayaan lain disini,” dia mengatakan.

Fauzi added that athletes and officials from 11 SEA Games participant countries would attend the Jakarta event.

Fauzi menambahkan bahwa atlet dan petugas dari 11 negara peserta SEA Games akan menghandiri acara di Jakarta.

Several singers including Titi DJ, Sandy Sandoro and Coklat are also scheduled to perform at the event that will kick off at 6.30 p.m.

Beberapa penyanyi termasuk Titi DJ, Sandy Sandoro dan Coklat juga di jadwalkan untuk tampil pada acara yang akan di mulai jam 6.30 sore.

The official opening ceremony in Palembang, meanwhile, will be officiated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (lfr)

Upacara pembukaan resmi di Palembang, sementara itu, akan dipimpin oleh Presiden SBY.

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