A number of artists enliven 2018 Asian Games Torch Assembly in Bogor

BOGOR – The 2018 Asian Games torch flame arrived in the city of Bogor, West Java. The fire will surround the center of Bogor City with a route of 10 kilometers and stay overnight before going to Jakarta.

From our observation, a group of Asian Games torch fire carriers arrived at the official residence of the Mayor of Bogor at 10.00 WIB. Thousands of students and residents who had gathered around the location immediately welcomed the arrival of the torch flame.

After being handed over, the fire inside the golden lantern was ignited to the Asian Games torch to then be circled around the center of Bogor City for 10 kilometers alternately or relay. The first torch bearer was Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Rudiantara. Furthermore there are also some artists including Chico Jericho, Yossy Project Pop and Anindya Putri.

Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara said the holding of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Pelembang was a pride for all Indonesian people.

“This opportunity, not necessarily Indonesia will get back 50 years. This is a historic event, making this Asian Games boast Indonesia,” said Rudiantara, Tuesday (08/14/2018).

He also hopes that the 2018 Asian Games will be held lively and successful. Rudiantara also wants Indonesian athletes to reach the top 10, especially in flagship sports such as badminton, weightlifting and athletics.

“I am proud to be chosen to carry the torch of the Asian Games torch, let alone I am a native of Bogor. God willing, we can succeed in the organization and achievements. Hopefully we enter the top 10 in matches that are already superior to us,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto said, Bogor City was honored as the 2018 Asian Games torch flame crossing.

“We want the momentum of the torch relay to give a strong message that the city of Bogor is enthusiastic in welcoming the Asian Games and also conveying the points that are national and international pride. There are Botanical Gardens, Bogor Palace, and the beautiful and beautiful surroundings to exercise,” said Bima.

After going around the city of Bogor, the eternal fire will stay overnight in the courtyard of Bogor City Hall and then depart for the capital city of Jakarta on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Pulau Seribu also Supporting Asean Games Events. [AK]