Jember Fashion Carnaval Reviews
Local Creativity that goes Worldwide Jul 08, 2012
Jember Fashion Carnaval (JFC) is Annual Carnival held as part of Bulan Berkunjung ke Jember (BBJ, Visit Jember Month, usually on July until August each year).
JFC made a new wave for Fashion Carnaval in Indonesia, as the first and mentor of other cities like Solo with Solo Batik Carnival (SBC) or Banyuwangi with Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival (BEC).
This year JFC, JFC XI, held last Sunday, 8 July 2012, with theme Extremagination present 10 defile: Rome Empire, Madurese, Oceanarium, Persians, Orchidaceae, Savana, Mushroom, Dragon, Trinida & Tobago, and last defile Planet Heredity.
Though this year event in Jember has finished, there are chance you could see the Carnival in Jakarta or other cities/countries, follow/contact JFC website for their upcoming schedule.
And next year, JFC XII will be held for 3 days on 23, 24, 25 August 2013. If you are photographer and in need of press card, sign up your self at JFC website at the latest one month before the day, and I'm encouraging you to sign up, even if you are amateur photographer, then you will be able to made greater scope photos not just the carnival.
The carnival are free and everyone invite to celebrate it :)
but if you interested also on attending the indoor schedule, then you will need ticket, which you could buy from JFC website.
To attend JFC, better you arrive in Jember one day before, and you could attend the rehearsal. If it's not possible for you, then arrive in Jember on the day before 12 at noon, means if you come from Surabaya or Malang by bus or personal car, start your journey by 5 or 6 in the morning. Why? The road to the city of Jember will be closed for the Carnival, and to reach the city you need to go alternatively via Ajung, and be ready for heavy traffic. And more difficult for you who come by bus, since public car and motor-taxi will be very difficult to get, practically not available.
The Carnival start at 13 and finish by 17, with locals and visitors crowd for 3.6km of the route. Bring with you only the important and carefully with pick pocket. I really do hope for the incoming JFC, separator could be put for 3.6km of the route to separate viewers and the carnival, then viewers would not block the carnival and the carnival will run smoothly, and visitors must obey the separator! From what I've seen, visitors broke to the carnival in reason of taking picture with the carnival, then separate session where viewers able to take picture with the carnival might could be arrange.
See you on the next JFC.
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Imagination + Creativity = Jember Fashion Carnaval May 29, 2012
This is one of four biggest carnaval in the world. This annual carnaval is held in Jember city, East Java, Indonesia.
This year, Jember Fashion Carnaval will be held on July, 8, 2012 on the main street (3,6km runway show)
I attended one of the indoor show that was performed on Dec, 30th 2011 in JCC Senayan,Jakarta. The runway performed winners of JFC 2011 from variant categories (such as Tsunami, Borneo, Roots, India and Bali).
In order to go to Jember city, you can take flight to Surabaya (capital city of East Java) and continue taking the bus to Jember (2-3 hours)
For more info: http://www.jemberfashioncarnaval.com/