Once a year, the Chinese in Jakarta celebrates the Ghost Festival in Cin Te Yen temple. It is very crowded in the temple. The smoke (from the incense and paper burning) was killing me and my eyes, tears were falling like rain.
At the end of the day, they burnt a giant ghost model and a boat made of paper (and a lot of other paper stuffs, too).
On August 17th, 2011, we celebrated our 66 national indepence day. The ‘panjat pinang’ festival was held on Festival Beach in Ancol, North of Jakarta. This year, they stood up 100 poles for the participants to compete in climbing up. Last year, Ancol had 300 poles up for the competition. There were 5 poles for women participants, unfortunately, they all failed to climb up to the top.
Ps: the poles were entirely lubricated with grease.