One of AIYA Jakarta committee members, Aulia Rifqy, shared his experience during a volunteer team at the Asian Games event last August. Next, Aulia shared his experience briefly with AIYA along with portraits of the excitement of the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Kaka the 2018 Asian Games mascot welcomed the visitors at the entrance to GBK

On 18 August – 2 September 2018, Indonesia successfully held the biggest sports event in Asia. Jakarta and Palembang hosted the event which was attended by 45 countries in Asia with the number of athletes and officials of more than 16 thousand participants.

Portrait of excitement dominated by the Indonesian red-and-white colors

At the opening of the Asian Games, Indonesia managed to amaze millions of eyes that were present at the main stadium of Gelora Bung Karno with a magnificent colossal performance and displaying the cultural diversity of the archipelago from Aceh to Papua. The opening ceremony event won praise not only from Asia but from the World of International who held the Asian Games opening event equivalent to the Olympic class.

Carrying the theme “Energy of Asia” this magnificent stage displays a variety of Indonesian cultural riches   

After the opening ceremony, several sports branches began to compete. China, which reduced the number of most athletes, won the overall championship at the Games, followed by Japan in second place, South Korea third. Indonesia as the host performs very optimally by entering the top 4 with the acquisition of 31 Gold Medal and sports sports Pencak Silat from Indonesia as the largest contributor to the gold medal.

Not only about sports, it turns out the Asian Games have the effect of unity both in Asia and in Indonesia itself as the host. For the Asian region, North Korea and South Korea are united in a Korean unification flag and get a lot of praise from the international community. And also in Indonesia, the moment of unity when martial arts athletes managed to get gold and embrace President Jokowi and Prabowo’s Political Rival was a very viral moment in Indonesia and re-strengthened our unity!