Monday, August 10, 2009

Jakarta is quite Safe.

After the terrorists’ suicide bombings of the Hotel JW Marriot & Hotel Ritz-Carlton on 17 July 2009, British soccer club Manchester United has canceled their tour to Jakarta and some people predict that foreigners would be afraid to come here.

However, this prediction was proven to be wrong after a rock festival i.e the Java Rocking Land was held from 7 until 9 August at the Ancol Beach, North Jakarta.

The festival was participated by 10 foreign bands, including Mr. Big, Melee, 3rd Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, and 70 local rock bands playing in front of more than 2,000 people per day; and everything was very successful and peaceful.

For details on the above, please click here, here, here, and here.

The above peaceful event shows that Jakarta is quite safe for Indonesians and foreigners. However considering that terrorists always take advantage of our weakness, we should always be aware of anything that happen around us, and immediately report anything or anyone suspicious to the Police.

4 comments:

Edwin said...

Nothing to worry about. As Jakarta bombing happened, Mr. Big confirmed keeping on the way to Indonesia for the music festival this August. Indonesia keeps rockin' ...

Harry Nizam H. said...

Edwin ...
Mr. Big & 3rd Eye Blind shouted on the stage that they are not afraid.
With this & more than 70 bands, plus attendance of more than 2,000 audience per day, there is no reason be afraid living in Jakarta.

Dorothy L said...

That was so nice that they did not cancel.
It is very difficult these days to know where to go...there is so much negativity everywhere.

We can only hope that more people stay positive as the bands did and live life to enjoy:)

Harry Nizam H. said...

Dorothy ...
Yes, we are very happy that many people are showing their support, because terrorism cannot be fight by one country alone.