Many things can be done to celebrate the 75th anniversary (HUT) of the Republic of Indonesia.
In Magelang, there are unique competitions held to enliven the 75th Indonesian Independence Day, namely by staring at photos of the oldest ex-girlfriend.
Photos depicting several contestants staring at their former photos were also shared in the upload by Khoirul Anam’s Facebook account on Sunday, August 16, 2020.
Competitor photo posts have been liked by more than 1,900 times, commented more than 700 times and shared more than 5,300 times.
“The competition to stare at the oldest photo of the former is also to celebrate the anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia.
Whatever the competition, the important thing is togetherness, “wrote Khoirul in his upload.
What is the story behind this unique competition?
“It is true, it was a competition with the theme of staring at the oldest photo of the former. The longest, the winner,” said Khoirul when contacted by Kompas.com, Tuesday, August 18 2020.
The idea for the competition was his own initiative because it was inspired spontaneously by just appearing. “How come the former, that was my idea that spontaneously came up.
It’s also unique, so we finally agreed and made the competition, “said Khoirul.
The number of participants who took part in the competition at that time only numbered four people. But who witnessed a lot more.
The community members also appreciated the unusual competition because it was unique.
The children are just stunned because they may not know, the parents laugh, “he continued.
“There are 4 participants, all men”
Actually you can say it is a race, yes, I think you can do it, say no, yes. Our goal is to entertain, “said Khoirul.
“The residents who witnessed it also really appreciated it
Not without the lure of prizes, this competition has the reward of a trophy that has been prepared by the competition committee.
According to Khoirul, the oldest photo staring contest was the only competition that was held in his village.
“This competition is the only one, there are no other competitions because of corona, this is at the same time for fun,” said Khoirul.
The second batch is planned to be held involving female participants.
However, due to time constraints, this intention has not been realized until now.
“The plan yesterday was for the second batch of replacements for girls, but in the end everything didn’t work out,” said Khoirul.
“I am happy, but I didn’t expect it. I think there were only a few who gave comments, I didn’t know that many were also re-posting,” said Khoirul.