Asian Games torch arrives in Purwakarta, city of million dreams

Asian Games torch arrives in Purwakarta, city of million dreams

Purwakarta (Aug. 10, 2018) - The people of Purwakarta care deeply about local wisdom. But they care equally about the tourists who come to visit the neatly arranged city with its beautiful gardens. It is no wonder, then, that the 2018 Asian Games torch visited Purwakarta. The torch was welcomed at Indung Rahayu gate after a stopover in Serang, Banten.

The torch relay procession in Purwakarta was enlivened by a cultural carnival and a special ceremony at Sri Baduga Fountain Park, one of the city’s main tourist attractions. Domestic and foreign tourists alike come to enjoy the beauty of the park that many have compared to the Time of Wings in Singapore.

The torch relay procession in Purwakarta was also enlivened by a drum band performance by students and military police corps.

"We, the residents of Purwakarta, are very happy to be part of the 2018 Asian Games torch relay procession. Welcome to Purwakarta, city of a million dreams and one of Indonesia's most popular tourism destinations," said acting Purwakarta Regent Mohammad Taufiq Budi Santoso.

Head of the Purwakarta Sports, Youth, Tourism and Culture Agency Iwan Kartiwan said the city had made careful preparations to welcome the torch.

"We began making preparations for the arrival of the torch relay team a long time ago. We have organized a series of events to celebrate today. This [torch relay procession] is such a boost for tourism in Purwakarta" said Iwan.

“The torch relay procession also coincides with Purwakarta’s anniversary celebrations. For Purwakarta, it is such an honor to host the procession, especially at the same time as Purwakarta's anniversary. All prayers from the people of Purwakarta for the success of the 2018 Asian Games," he said.

The Games torch will arrive in Jakarta soon to symbolically open the 2018 Asian Games. Ticket sales for the opening ceremony and competitions continue to increase. Therefore, people should purchase their tickets as soon as possible via the official ticket sale channels, namely via, or at 2018 Asian Games pop-up stores in malls.

AG Media & PR in cooperation with The Jakarta Post

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Asian Games torch arrives in Purwakarta, city of million dreams