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Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50

 

On Sunday, 27 August 2017, thousands of participants from the 11 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will together stage the ASEAN@50 parade in the heart of Jakarta, celebrating 50 years since the founding of ASEAN in Bangkok on 8 August 1967.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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ASEAN comprises the eleven countries in South East Asia. These are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand and Vietnam.  

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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Since Sunday is Car free day in Jakarta, the parade is sure to attract massive captive crowds.  Participated by no less than 3,000 representatives of the ASEAN countries and partner countries, the colorful parade will cover 3.4 kms. Starting from the North Western gate of the National Monument, the parade will proceed to Thamrin Avenue and on to Hotel Indonesia roundabout, to finish at the statue of General Sudirman at the start of Jalan Sudirman.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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Each country will introduce their own unique traditional dances to Indonesia’s general public to get to know other ASEAN countries up closer through their cultural traditions. To top off, an ASEAN culinary bazaar will be opened for visitors to enjoy. Also participating will be members of ASEAN‘s partner countries.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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Meanwhile, a presentation of opportunities available in different sectors in ASEAN cooperation will be also be displayed.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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On the part of Tourism, Indonesia’s Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya confirmed that member countries are already committed together to promote the region of ASEAN as one single destination.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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Members of the ASEAN Travel Association have already created tour packages covering two or three member countries. These are promoted together using the tagline ASEAN@50, said Minister Yahya.

Don’t miss the Grand Parade in Jakarta celebrating ASEAN@50
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Indonesia’s LCC, Lion Air, for example is already operating popular regular charters from China covering tours to the island of Batam, Singapore and Johore Bahru in Malaysia.

Come and watch this unique parade and make it viral through social media,called out Minister Arief Yahya.

 

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