Indonesia Bids 2018 Asian Games Farewell

South Korean boyband iKon performing during 2018 Asian Games closing ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday (02/09). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 3:39 AM September 03, 2018
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

Indonesia closed the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday (02/09) with a heartwarming ceremony that highlighted the country's spirit, unity and compassion on one of the world's biggest sporting stages.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla led the closing ceremony at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, trading places with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who sent his closing remarks via a live feed from a refugee tent in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, where he visited earthquake victims.

Local and international artists, including Korean boybands Super Junior and iKon, enlivened the ceremony with their performances.

Chinese swimming champion Sun Yang and Alibaba founder Jack Ma appeared on center stage to extend an invitation on behalf of Hangzhou, the host of the 2022 Asian Games.

The Indonesian national flag is raised during heavy rain at the start of the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The Indonesian national flag is raised during heavy rain at the start of the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) perform during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) perform during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A marching band performing during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A marching band performing during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A marching band performing during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A marching band performing during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo speaks via live feed from a refugee tent in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, here he watched the closing ceremony with victims of last month's deadly earthquakes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo speaks via live feed from a refugee tent in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, here he watched the closing ceremony with victims of last month's deadly earthquakes. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah makes a 'heart' sign during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah makes a 'heart' sign during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

Hangzhou, China, will host the Asian Games 2022. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Hangzhou, China, will host the Asian Games 2022. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani, center right, hands the Asian Games flag to Huangzhou Mayor Xu Liyi. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani, center right, hands the Asian Games flag to Huangzhou Mayor Xu Liyi. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesian singers Dira Sugandi and Bams perform during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Indonesian singers Dira Sugandi and Bams perform during the closing ceremony. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

South Korean boyband Super Junior, or SuJu, greet the audience before singing their famous single, 'Sorry-Sorry.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) South Korean boyband Super Junior, or SuJu, greet the audience before singing their famous single, 'Sorry-Sorry.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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