Wed, 10 Aug 1994

Foreign VIPs to attend festival

YOGYAKARTA: A number of foreign ambassadors are expected to attend the opening ceremony of the week-long "Festival Kraton 1994" will gets underway this Saturday.

The festival will bring together the arts and cultures of seven Javanese royal kingdoms.

Ambassadors who have confirmed attendance include those from Malaysia, Singapore, England and the Netherlands, the organizers said.

Committee chairman Samirin said several cabinet ministers planning to attend the opening ceremony will be required to wear traditional clothes from their own regions in order to boost the classical atmosphere during the event.

Journalists covering the event are also required to don traditional garb, Antara reported. (par)