Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Prince Akishino in Padang

PADANG, West Sumatra: Prince Akishino, the second son of Japanese Emperor Akihito, began a three-day visit on Tuesday.

Prince Akishino and his entourage were treated to a cultural show during a dinner hosted by Governor Hasan Basri Durin, Antara reported.

The prince will visit Solok, a scenic town some 90 kilometers east of here, to watch a cock-crow contest and enjoy the unique crows of local rosters, called Balenggek.

Akishino, a biology expert who is interested in fowl, will visit a bird market in Padang before leaving for Jakarta tomorrow. (rid)