PT TWC collaborates with local communities at tourist destinations

Sleman, Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko (PT TWC) collaborates with local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and traditional arts communities around the tourist destinations to attract more tourists during the Eid al-Fitr period.

“In this year’s Eid al-Fitr holiday period, we are keen to give new nuances at each tourism attraction (managed by us) by collaborating with local MSMEs and traditional arts communities to make our tourist attractions more attractive,” PT TWC’s Director of Marketing, Service, and Business Development Hetty Herawati stated here Sunday.

She noted that local batik manufacturers have been invited to show their shibori (tie dye) batik production process to Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko visitors.

“The visitors can also make their own shibori batik pattern on a shirt, fabric, or veil from April 23 to 28, 2023,” Herawati said.

Visiting tourists could also contribute to embellishing the Tree of Hope art installation at the tourist attractions by writing their hopes on a piece of fabric and hanging it at the tree, she added.

The director said that the Tree of Hope installation and shibori and jumputan batik-making experience is expected to showcase diversity in the three world cultural heritages.

“The vibrant colours on the shibori and jumputan batiks are the representation of diversity in our main narrative of ‘Heritage in Harmony’,” Herawati stressed.

Through those activities, she stated that PT TWC is keen to evoke hope in the spaces of diversity that can enhance harmony in the framework of the Indonesian nation.

Besides the batik-making experience, visitors of Ratu Boko, Prambanan, and Borobudur temples are also invited to watch traditional theatre performances by local arts communities, Herawati said.

The local arts communities would perform traditional epics Ramayana and Roro Jonggrang alternately at the temples from April 21 to 29, 2023, she said.

Moreover, visitors can also visit bazaars at Ratu Boko and Prambanan temples, where they can purchase traditional foods, herbal drinks, beauty, and other products.

“Collaborating with local MSMEs, PT TWC is presenting traditional markets at the courtyard of the magnificent and beautiful Ratu Boko temple. Traditional art performance also accompanies tourists’ visits,” she said.

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Translated by: Victorianus SP, Nabil Ihsan
Editor: Rahmad Nasution

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