A child cried in fear terrified at the sight of "Ondel-Ondel" or puppets at Monas Square. Ondel-Ondel is a form of folk performance originated from Betawi.
Traditionally, ondel-ondel is performed to provide protection against calamities or for warding off wandering evil spirits. It is often thought of as a spiritual representation of the ancestors who safeguards the village residents and their descendants. Although, as of late, ondel-ondel is utilised more for livening up festivals or for welcoming guests of honor. Ondel-ondel is one of only few Indonesian folk performances that has survived modernization and is still being regularly performed.