"We prepare musical entertainment of talempong in the area of arrival of passengers from D-3 or June 13 to D+3 or June 19, 2018," Public Relations of PT Angkasa Pura II BIM Fendrik stated in here on Thursday.
According to him, the provision of musical instrument entertainment of talempong work together with Department of Tourism as a form of service to travelers who in general are the Minang migrants who want to return home.
So once the travelers landed, the nuance of Ranah Minang already felt.
He said talempong players performed traditional songs of Minangkabau to remind the memories of homecomers going home.
Talempong is a traditional musical instrument of Minangkabau that resembles a bonang in a gamelan device.
Talempong made of brass, but some are made of wood and stone. Currently talempong brass type is more widely used.
The shaped of talempong circle has a diameter of 15 to 17.5 centimeters at the bottom of the hollow while at the top there is a roundabout protruding five centimeters in diameter as a place to be hit.
Talempong has a different tone that sounds produced from a pair of wood that hit the surface.
This instrument is usually used to accompany dance performances or greetings such as Pasambahan Dance and Gelombang Dance.
Besides, talempong is also used to welcome special guests.
Entering D-2 of Eid 1439 Hijriah on June 13, 2018, the flow of travelers arriving by aircraft at BIM is still quite high after the peak of arrival flow occurs on D-3.
The number of homecomers who arrived on D-3 reached 8,960 people while there are 8,949 travelers arrived using 46 flights on D-2, he said.
According to him, although the peak of arrival flow has occurred the previous day but the number of travelers who arrived remain high.
On the other hand, airplane passengers headed to Jakarta on D-2 reached 4,775 people with 45 flights.
He conveyed there are 13 additional flights outside the regular schedule along the D-2.
Thus during D-8 to D-2 or June 7 to June 13, 2018, the number of travelers who arrived in West Sumatra reached 57,383 people. (cha)