The 18th Asian Games 2018 officially opened in Jakarta and Palembang on August 18 with a spectacular opening ceremony held in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made a dramatic entrance on a Paspampres motorbike, which became a trending topic on the Internet, followed by a colossal Ratoh Jaroe dance from Aceh performed by 1,600 high-school students from 18 high schools in Jakarta.

Photo: Irwan Kurnia

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