Borobudur Visitors Now Required for Wearing Batik Sarong
After testing for nearly a year, the tourists who visit Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java, are now required to wear batik sarong while visiting the temple. The use of sarong is required to visitors ranging from junior high school age to adults, either domestic or foreign tourist.
Sarungisasi program enthusiastically greeted the visitors. Tri Joko, one of visitors, claimed he supported this step. “I’m not awkward and even more confident to wear sarong, “he said.
According to the head of Borobudur Tourism Park (TWCB), Pujo Suwarno, besides respecting the world cultural heritage, the program is also intended as a tribute to a place of worship.
For conducting sarungisasi program, TWCB has provided ten thousand batik sarong without charge. Two posts for using sarong have been provided and at least 40 officers were deployed to assist visitors. (CHR / Yus)
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