The biggest sports competition in Asia, Asian Games 2018, is held in two big cities in Indonesia: Jakarta and Palembang. It starts from August 18 until September 2, 2018. This multi-sport event brings 45 Asian countries to compete in 41 sports competition. Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta and Jakabaring Sports City in Palembang becomes the center of the sport feast. Therefore, Asian Games 2018 surely brings excitement to Asian citizens and stimulate a lot of people to go to Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta to witness the best athlete from each countries compete in prestigious competitions.
Feel the energy of Asia in Gelora Bung Karno during Asian Games 2018. Even though you might ran out off tickets to see your favorite matches, you can still have loads of fun doing these activities around the Gelora Bung Karno’s area. Check out our recommendations below:
1 | Experience the Excitement of Asia’s Quadrennial Sport Celebration in Jakarta
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Join the excitement of Asian Games 2018 in Gelora Bung Karno directly. Be the eyewitness of the celebration, because you never know when else you can experience the event in Indonesia. Watching Asian Games in the television or reading about it in the newspaper is not the same visiting Gelora Bung Karno during Asian Games 2018 by yourself. See Bhin-Bhin, Atung, and Kaka here or do some interesting activities during the quadrennial sport festival.
2 | Having a unique chance to get a photo with Jakarta’s skyline as background
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Jakarta is well-known as a metropolis with the colossal skyscrapers. Enjoy the beautiful skyline of Jakarta from Gelora Bung Karno. Take your camera and portray the uniqueness then make it as your photo background.
3 | Explore the venues by shuttle bus
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Do not have a tickets to watch the matches? No worries! You can still have some fun strolling around to explore Gelora Bung Karno. Use the provided shuttle bus to hop from one facility to others so you will not get easily exhausted when exploring the enormous venue.
4 | Collect the official merchandize
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Find various interesting merchandises, such as T-shirt, hats, and sunglasses in Gelora Bung Karno. Get the official merchandise of Asian Games 2018 in Super Store nearby Gate 5 of Gelora Bung Karno and Zona Bhin – Bhin. Take your part to celebrate the event by wearing the official merchandise featuring Bhin-Bhin the Cendrawasih Bird from Papua, Atung the Bawean Deer from East Java, and Kaka the one-horned Javan rhinoceros from Java island.
5 | Taking selfies around the Soekarno statue
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There is a brand new Soekarno statue that is located in near Gate 5 of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. The statue has just been installed in June 26, 2018. Take a selfie with the statue of the First President of Indonesia who was proclaimed Indonesia’s Independence.
6 | Watch the highlighted games via Jumbotron
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Do not be sad or disappointed when you cannot enter the match arena because you ran out of the tickets for prominent matches. You can still watch the highlighted games clearly in Gelora Bung Karno from a gigantic screen.
7 | Feast on at the Culinary GBK
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Gelora Bung Karno is not only visited by Asian Games 2018 spectators or sportsholic. This place is also one of favorite destinations in Jakarta to taste various delicious food. Pamper your tummy here with bubur ayam (chicken porridge), nasi uduk (tasty rice with some side dishes), empal gentong (beef soup with coconut milk and strong spices), nasi pecel (boiled vegetables with peanut sauce), chicken noodle, duck rice, and so on.
8 | Visit the ASIAN FEST : Bhin-Bhin, Atung and Kaka Zones
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Watch live music performances and enjoy the night atmosphere that is decorated with colorful lanterns, umbrellas and flags in ASIAN FEST. You can also tastes various delicacies from Indonesia and other countries in Asia here. The festival is being held in Bhin-Bhin Zone near the softball field, Atung and Kaka Zones around Aquatic stadium and Istora Senayan.
9 | Have a 360 photo at Wonderful Indonesia Booth!
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Make an interesting experience by freezing your moment in Asian games 2018 using 360 camera in Wonderful Indonesia booth. Here, you can take a picture with Indonesia's traditional houses of your choice at the background.
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