VIVAnews - To increase tourism and a variety of cultural arts Batavia, senior chief of the Bangka Mampang Prapatan especially for 2-day festival called ''Cross Gate.''
Festival ''Cross Gate'' is called a routine event every year. These events start in the second week of August 1-2, 2009. Governor Fauzi Bowo directly open the festival.
"In addition to identify and preserve the Betawi culture, this festival also showed that Jakarta''s expatriate safe," he said when opening the festival Foke ''Cross Gate, South Jakarta, Saturday (1 / 8).
According to , the expatriates are also confident and enthusiastic with the festival. "The evidence they have come, and they also believe police force capable of overcoming the threat of terror," he said.
In this festival stand digerai that tens of clothes, food, and trinkets. The guests pampered with various special foods such as bread Crocodile Batavia, Spices and Beer Crust Peletok.
Also, the pengujung also enjoy Betawi culture as ondel-ondel, silat and dance masks.
So, for those who do not have any plans on the weekends this. Simply come to the Festival ''Cross Gate'', for culinary tours while enjoying special Betawi culture.