Ampenan Old Town Festival will be held in Ampenan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Aug. 25-27. (Antara Photo/Ahmad Subaidi)

Ampenan Old Town Festival to Promote 'Wonders of Lombok'

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

AUGUST 20, 2017

Jakarta. Ampenan Old Town Festival will be held in Ampenan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Aug. 25-27.

"This festival is meant to promote tourist destinations in the old town and the Ampenan beach, as well as to preserve the fading art and culture of Lombok," West Nusa Tenggara tourism agency head Lalu Muhammad Faozal said on Friday (18/08).

As a part of the Wonders of Sumbawa's Lombok festival, the event will feature art and music performances, exhibitions, coffee and food tasting, cultural parades, a race, and a bazaar.

There will also be an exhibition to showcase traditional martial arts and Sasak tribe's shadow and puppet theater.

The city's old town has a number of buildings from colonial times.

Beside Ampenan, the Wonders of Sumbawa will also promote Mandalika, Sembalun and Gili Tramena Begawe.

The festival is expected to attract more visitors to Lombok, which this year was chosen as the ninth best destination in Asia by TripAdvisor.

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