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Time-travel to the past with Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta’s immersive series of events: Kalā – Capturing Indonesian Artistry.

Following the success of “Welcoming Back Asian Games” and “The Glory of Palembang” held in August 2018 and in conjunction with Hotel Indonesia’s 57 th anniversary, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is set to host Kalā – Capturing Indonesian Artistry, from August 5 to 20, 2019. 

Meaning performing arts in Sanskrit, Kalā showcases the splendour of Indonesia’s Performing Arts through a series of events comprising traditional Wayang performance and Museum Exhibition along with a Historical Tour of Hotel Indonesia, and Museum Tour to three significant museums in Kota Tua area. 

“Rasā” – a feast of old time Angkringan & traditional culinary experience reflecting Indonesian tradition is one of the highlights of Kalā series that guests can enjoy. Starting on August 5, 2019, the lobby at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will be transformed into a museum featuring incredible collections from Museum Wayang, Museum Tekstil and Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik. 

During the exhibition, guests will also be able to enjoy a heritage tour of the hotel being transported back to 1962, when Hotel Indonesia was inaugurated by the country’s first president, Ir. Soekarno. Historical assets can be viewed from the era, including a pair of scissors, which was used by the President at the hotel’s ribbon cutting ceremony on the 5 th of August 1962. 

Human Size Wayang Golek from Museum at Museum Exhibition at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta.

This historical tour will be followed by a visit to three museums in Kota Tua namely Museum Wayang, Museum Sejarah Jakarta and Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik where guests will be able to appreciate the local heritage, history and culture. It will also be the highlight of this Hotel Indonesia Heritage Tour & Jakarta Museum Tour. 

“Natya Vidya” brings artists from Solo under Wayang Suket Indonesia. A traditional shadow puppet performance, Wayang Suket with a twist of contemporary art will be presented on one of the nights during the event.

Patehan Tea Ritual at Museum Exhibition of Kalā – Capturing Indonesian Artistry at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta.

The exhibition will conclude on August 20, 2019 with a Fashion Show by star designer, Sapto Djojokartiko. Boasting creative existence, always appreciating simple and intricate details which elevate elegance and grandeur – Saptodjojokartiko returns with a new collection for the S/S 20 season entitled “Wisik”.  Taking place at the iconic Bali Room at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, SaptoDjojokartiko took inspiration from the classic Indonesian Performing Art – Wayang Kulit and creates his own modern interpretation of the highly regarded culture and tradition.

Time-travel to the past with Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta’s immersive series of events: Kalā – Capturing Indonesian Artistry. For more information, please kindly contact +62 21 2358 3800 or email

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