Starting at the 5th we have the big national Koran reading and reciting competition here in Bengkulu. MTQN.
Whilst I thord that a Koran reading competition would be a very pious and serious affair, here the people think of something else.
Around the stadium the opening ceremony took place, there is huge fair and you can buy clothes, sweets and lots of other things. It has more a country fair feeling or for the Freiburg people it feels more then the „Schalten und Walten“ with stands from the local farmers cooperative, and tourist office.