Jakarta. In its cultural inclusion efforts for Japanese expatriates, Lippo Cikarang held a Summer Festival event on Saturday (21/07) and Sunday at the Meikarta CBD — central business district — in Bekasi, West Java.
The festival featured various shows and activities such as a taiko performance (Japanese drums), sushi tasting and a choir performance by students from the Hikari Japanese School.
"The Summer Festival is for everyone, especially the Japanese community living in Lippo Cikarang, to bring that Japanese summer feeling here. For anyone who would like to invest in Meikarta CBD we have apartment show units of various types and sizes," Lippo Cikarang president director Subiyanto said in a statement on Saturday (21/07).
To strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and Japan, Lippo Cikarang annually holds Sakura Matsuri Festival during the spring, with the last one falling on April 7, and coinciding the with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Indonesia-Japan diplomatic ties.
Lippo Cikarang is an urban developer with development rights over 3,250 hectares. The company has built more than 17,000 homes for some 51,000 people.
More than 500,500 people are employed by 1,200 light manufacturing companies in the industrial area surrounding its Meikarta project.
The Jakarta Globe is affiliated with the Lippo Group.