We are ready to receive Richard Gere, both for the staging of The Masterpiece of Borobudur Ballet and his intention to make the rounds of villages around Borobudur Temple.Magelang, C Java (ANTARA News) - The Borobudur Temple Tourism Park (TWCB) management is ready to greet and receive Hollywood actor Richard Gere when her arrives here on June 26, 2011.
"We are ready to receive Richard Gere, both for the staging of The Masterpiece of Borobudur Ballet and his intention to make the rounds of villages around Borobudur Temple," TWCB spokesman Pujo Suwarno said here on Thursday.
Pujo said to ensure the security of Gere`s visit, the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park management had coordinated with the Magelang district police.
He said the Hollywood actor who played in the movie Pretty Women would be in Indonesia from June 26-28, 2011 at the invitation of Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Cacik.
Pujo said Gere would arrive in Jakarta on Saturday, June 25, and fly the next day to Yogyakarta where he would be welcomed by the Yogyakarta governor at Adisucipto airport.
The Hollywood actor is scheduled to visit Borobudur temple on Sunday to see The Masterpiece of Borobudur Ballet which would be staged from 20.30-21.30 in the evening.
On Monday (June 27) Gere would participate in a Peace Walk ritual, a walk circling the Borobudur temple three times while chanting Buddhist prayers in the company of monks from various temples in Indonesia.
He is also scheduled to visit Mendut and Pawon temples and several tourist villages by a cart drawn by a horse, before flying to Bali on Tuesday, June 28.
Meanwhile, Tourism and Culture Ministry`s Director General of Marketing, Sapta Nirwandar said recently that Gere had a lot of fans in Asia, the United States, and Europe so his visit would hopefully promote Borobudur and Prambanan temples world wide.
The co-star of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman will also plant a bodi tree in the temple compound.
Editor: Ella Syafputri
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