The sound of gamelan (traditional Javanese orchestra) music signaled something was about to begin and people started to crowd around the stage. At 8 p.m. on Monday, the 2018 International Panji Festival (FPI) opened at Krida Budaya Park in Malang, East Java.
Some 300 participants joined the Solo Batik Carnival in Surakarta, Central Java, on Saturday.
The carnival was filled with creativity as shown through each featured costume, with batik as the main material mixed with recycled clothing designed and made by the participants. After a fashion show in the Sriwedari stadium, they formed a 4-kilometer procession to Vastenburg Fort.