Balai Pustaka, TVRI to make ‘Siti Nurbaya’ television series

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Originally published in Jakarta Post.
Jul 05, 2018

Marah Rusli’s classic novel Siti Nurbaya is set to grace the small screen, as state-owned publisher Balai Pustaka and television station TVRI get working on a modern adaptation with the aim of reintroducing the tale about arranged marriage to millennials.

Speaking during the inauguration of the Istana Peradaban (Palace of Civilization) at Balai Pustaka’s headquarters in Jakarta earlier this week, the publishing company’s president director Achmad Fachrodji said both parties were still discussing story ideas in order to suit today’s audience, which he said was dominated by millennials.

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