At least, one thousand dancers were deployed by Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism to target tourists who want to enjoy the evenings on the weekend in the education city on Saturday. The dancers presented on Jalan Ijen area to Jalan Simpang Balap Malang City are expected to be able to attract the attention of tourists who are spending theirs weekend in Malang and at the same time, this becomes an alternative look that is packaged in Malang Night Culture and Art. In addition to carrying a thousand dancers, Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism also presents a variety of arts and culture that can be enjoyed free of charge by tourists or visitors from various regions around Malang. Head of Malang City Office of Culture and Tourism, Ida Ayu Made Wahyuni said that through this event, 20 art potentials in Malang City are expected to be displayed simultaneously. She hopes that this activity can become an annual agenda, such as the Malang Flower Carnival (MFC). Thus, Malang Night Culture and Art can also be a reference for foreign tourists to visit Malang.
The Kandang Kebo Community again held a cultural gathering with the theme 'Fabric Motives on Temple Reliefs and Statues and Their Use at Present' on Saturday (17/11). The event is located at the Kandang Kebo Community Basecamp, Ngalian, Widodomartani, Ngemplak in Sleman. Head of the Sleman Regency Culture Office's Documentation, Facility and Infrastructure, Wasita stated that his side gave high appreciation for similar activities, considering that these activities would increase the horizon of understanding local culture and enhance awareness towards the potential of the noble culture. Through this workshop, we can reintroduce batik motifs in reliefs and statues in the temple, their meanings at present, and the government's progress in fostering batik artists.
The Lima Gunung Cultural Parade enlivened the Friendship Run event, Borobudur Marathon 2018 Powered by Bank Jateng, which was held at the Pawon Temple complex, Wanurejo, Borobudur Village, Mungkid District, Magelang District, in Central Java on Saturday (17/11). Before being released for a distance of three kilometers, hundreds of Friendship Run participants were first welcomed by some community arts from various regions around the Borobudur Temple. Such arts include Soreng, Kipas Mego, Truntung and the art of Topeng Ireng, which was sung by Wargo Budoyo Hamlet, Gejayan, Warangan Village, Pakis District, Magelang Regency. The organizing committee packs a 'kick off' event from the main objective of the 2018 Borobudur Marathon Powered by Bank Jateng with a fairly local nuance. Race Director, Andreas Kansil said that the committee deliberately raised local wisdom to arouse tourism around Borobudur Temple through 2018 Borobudur Marathon Powered by Bank Jateng. Andreas also said that the community around Borobudur Temple has a lot of local wisdom and a variety of cultures. This was shown in the main pre-activity. In addition to arts and culture, the local wisdom highlighted was the display of local specialties that could be enjoyed by participants at the Friendship Marathon. Some kinds of dish are Nasi Lodeh Jantung Pisang, Tahu Kupat Magelang, fried Entok, Opor Entok, Nasi Pecel, Dawet and many others.