MSMEs Fair at Weeskamer Building is a part of Festival Kota Lama Semarang
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After 2021, the Festival Fair for MSME products is presented again this year. The fair, which was held for three days, from 15-18 September 2022, presented superior MSMEs from Semarang and its surroundings. Located in the Weeskamer Building, visitors can enjoy the sensation of shopping for local products from 3 pm to 10 pm. The local products presented are also varied, ranging from clusters of handicrafts, batik, food and beverages, and many more.

Bengok Craft is one of the MSMEs from Semarang Regency that participates in this annual event. This creative business itself processes water hyacinth into various handicrafts that are varied and have use values. The crafts produced include bracelets, books, sandals, bags, jackets, hats, and much more. These crafts also have affordable prices and vary, ranging from 10 thousands to hundreds of thousands. Even, Bengok Craft’s products have also expanded to various countries such as Singapore, UAE, Italy, and Japan.

Weeskamer Building in the Old City of Semarang
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Firman setyaji as the owner of Bengok Craft, he met on Thursday (09/15) said that his party was very enthusiastic to take part in this UMKM Fair. “Through this event, it is hoped that there will be more visitors interested in water hyacinth crafts,” said Firman

The fair of MSME products is a part of the Kota Lama Festival event. The Kota Lama Festival has been held since 2012 with the theme “Kuno Kini, dan Nanti”. In each year of implementation, the theme will become the center to interpret the Old City and Semarang in a variety of perspectives that were previously not widely recognized by the public. The Kota Lama Festival also presents a culinary festival, exploring the old city of Semarang, and much more. This event was sponsored by various parties, such as the Semarang City Government and the Ministry of Tourism and the creative economy.

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