Taking place in Arpil/May @Dang Anom Park, Jalan Sudirman, Baloi Park, which is on the edge of the flyover bridge Laluan Madani, Batam Center
A total of 56 culinary stands will participate, consisting of 32 culinary stands for Batam City Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM), 12 MSME stands assisted by Batam City Disbudpar, and 12 stands representing 12 sub-districts in Batam City and a coffee corner.
The food displayed varies, both from traditional food and food that is currently hit or the present, which is considered suitable for the nuances of Ramadan, said Head of the Culture and Tourism Office (Kadisbudpar) Ardiwinata, Sunday (4/4/2021).
This Ramadan bazaar will also be enlivened with various artistic attractions. “Apart from culinary delights, there will also be cultural bucu, various traditional games, live dodol cooking, betta fish exhibition, painting exhibition, ornamental fish exhibition and so on,” he explained.
Various competitions will also be held, such as painting competitions, religious singing competitions. The organizers will also provide a stage complete with sound that can be used by anyone who wants to celebrate, such as communities, associations, and so on and of course for free.
“Apart from that, prayer rooms, toilets, and sitting areas are also provided. And also the iftar package together if there are individuals or groups who want to break the fast together, “he said.
Instagram zone facilities will be built in the event area so that visitors really feel the atmosphere of Balek Kampong.
“Every day the Ramadan Bazaar will be open from 15.00-21.00 WIB, he said.”
On this occasion, Ardiwinata appreciates the tourism association which has stated its participation in enlivening the event. Batam City Indonesian (Original) Landscape Arts Association, Batu Aji Coret-Coret, Batam City Indonesian Professional Chefs Association (PCPI), Batam City Indonesian Restaurant Association, musicians, Batam City cultural observers, and hotels.
“Alhamdulillah, this activity will have a flower exhibition, competitions, and cultural attractions,” he said.
The Mayor of Batam, Muhammad Rudi, chose the location of the park because it has several instagramable photo spots, including eagle wings, 11-meter tall ornamental towers, decorative umbrellas and other supporting facilities so that it is suitable to be a place for taking selfies and breaking the fast with family, friends, or co-workers.
“Dang Anom Park will be a fun place to hang out while enjoying takjil during Ramadan,” he explained.
Not only that, this park has decorative lights that are turned on so that Batam people can see the beautiful Batam atmosphere at night. Ardi emphasized that these activities took place by implementing health protocols according to government recommendations, namely wearing masks, washing hands with soap and hand sanitizer, and maintaining distance. (*)