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I'm sure half of those watching are Indonesian

I'm sure half of those watching are Indonesian
I'm sure half of those watching are Indonesian

 


JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – President Joko Widodo said he was sure that Indonesians would flock to attend the singer's concert. Taylor Swift in Singapore in March 2024.

The president said the concert, attended by around 360,000 spectators, was half made up of Indonesian citizens.

“We know that Taylor Swift was held in Singapore last March. It lasted for 6 days in Singapore and Singapore was the only ASEAN country to organize it. I think more than half of the spectators were Indonesians “Jokowi said in his remarks. during the inauguration of the launch of the digitalization of event organization licensing services in the Kebayoran Baru area, South Jakarta, Monday (24/6/2024).

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The head of state discussed data on Taylor Swift's music listeners on Spotify, of which around 2.2 million came from Indonesia.

It is therefore certain that many Indonesian citizens flocked to Singapore last March to attend the American singer's concert.

“Again, I confirm that half of those watching are Indonesian. Maybe many people here watched there,” Jokowi joked, which was met with laughter from the audience.

The president also explained the impact of many Indonesian citizens watching concerts by foreign artists in neighboring countries.

In context singer Taylor Swiftthere is a flow of money from Indonesia to Singapore.

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The country thus loses the income of Indonesian citizens who buy concert tickets, pay for accommodation, pay for food and transport in Singapore.

Jokowi then explained why Singapore always finds it easy to host international music events.

According to him, local authorities were quick to grant permits and bring in foreign artists.

Additionally, local government supports access and safety.

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“Why does Singapore still organize this? Yes, because of the speed of service to bring these artists. The government support includes ease of access, security, etc.,” he pointed out. .

In addition, the president also mentioned Coldplay's concerts in Indonesia and Singapore in 2023.

He compared the implementation of the concerts in the two countries, which took place at different durations.

In Indonesia, Coldplay only performs for one day. Meanwhile in Singapore, the British group's concert can be held for six days.

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Despite this, Jokowi remains confident that Coldplay's concert in Singapore will still be filled with Indonesian citizens who were unable to get tickets for the show in Indonesia.

“Again, half of the spectators were from Indonesia. I'm sure more than half were from Indonesia, because here the tickets have only been sold for 20 minutes, but if you want to add more (days), you can't Why? I asked the organizers, because it's a question “Our permits are complicated,” Jokowi explained.

“Even though what I heard was how good the PA system sounded when Coldplay was at GBK with that one, it was good here. That's what we have to applaud. But we only got it for a day. This is what we have to finish,” he stressed.


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