SUARAJATIM.CO.ID– The attention of the world today is really focused on Indonesia. Not only for the number one World Trending Topic during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday (8/18) night, but also because North Korea and North Korea were both attending the event at Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta. This is the first time the neighboring countries joined as a unified contingent at the Asian Games.
The North Korean Ambassador, An Kwang Il and South Korean Ambassador Kim Chang Beom, also shook hands on the stands. The two also waved to the United Korea contingent. Both countries’ athletes harmoniously marched together during the defile. They are united under a white-blue flag.
Korea took 200 supporters into Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta. No more North and South Korean flags, there is only white clothes with blue country images on each chest. All of them carried the united Korean mini flag.
The presence of Korean fans brought different colors. Moreover, there were some traditional Korean attractions performed before entering the stadium. A Korean song combined with a special dance and rhythmic drumbeats.”This is called Pungmul,” explained Lee WB, one of the Korean supporters’ coordinators. “This is a form of our support for all Korean athletes who will compete in the Asian Games. Thank you Indonesia, ” he continued.
This moment made the Tourism Minister Arief Yahya happy. Koreans are familiar with Indonesia, including the potential tourist destinations such as Bali, Batam-Bintan, Jakarta and others. “United Korea in Indonesia will be recorded as the world’s history. This can be bundled in a way that makes Koreans want to visit, “said Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia. (*)