Exhibition of Royal Houses at the National Monument

Jakarta, once again, will host an event called the World Royal Heritage Festival 2013. The festival takes place from 5 to 8 December 2013 and will be held at the Icon of Jakarta – The National Monument.

The World Royal Heritage Festival is presented by Jakarta administration in cooperation with the Archipelago’s Royal Palaces Forum (FSKN) as an intention to preserve the cultural legacies of royal palaces at the archipelago, beside the fact that the Royal Houses in Indonesia is still play an important role in today’s civilization. The event is also aimed to strengthen the bonds among existing royal houses in the world.

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The participant of the festival are delegates from the 169 members of FSKN, comprised of Indonesian sultanates,Penglingsir, Kasunanan, Saoraja, Pura, and other royal societies. The World Royal Heritage Festival has also invited delegates from 11 royal houses from around the world including Malaysia, Singapore,the  Philippines, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Brunei Darussalam, Denmark, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland. Participating delegates will showcase various arts and cultural features of their respected palaces.

The event will be highlighted with a series of activities including Seminars, Workshops, Exhibition of Sacred Heirloom Artifacts, a Royal Culinary Festival, Traditional Dances and Royal Dress Show, and Royal Culture and arts Carnival.

The opening ceremony will be held at Hotel Borobudur on 5 December 2013 and the Jakarta Governor will officially open the Festival. The opening day will be highlighted with a seminar having as main topic: “Civilization in the Indonesian Archipelago and its Contribution to the World’s Future Civilization”.

The Palace exhibition will take place at the Diorama Room of Monas, while the Culinary Festival, workshop, and other related activites will be held at the West Plaza of Medan Merdeka Square.

There will be a cultural parade for the closing of the Festival on Sunday, 8 December 2013. The Kings, Sultans, Princes, and royal families will join at the Cultural Parade along with their royal horse-drawn carriages. The Parade will take the route from the north eastern gate of Monas to Medan Merdeka Utara Street- passing the Merdeka Palace (Istana Merdeka) to Medan Merdeka Barat- Medan Merdeka Selatan- turning in front of Jakarta’s City Hall at Medan Merdeka Selatan Street, then continue to  Mh.Tamrin Street- finishing at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout.

For more info for detail activites, please download the brochure here

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