Community festival highlights Asian Games Torch attainment in Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi, E Java (ANTARA News) – Community festival highlighted a Asian Games 2018 Torch attainment in Banyuwangi, East Java, on Sunday.

Thousands of people packaged a area around a gymnasium of a district administration to see a festival including normal song and dance performances to acquire a fire arrival.

The arch of a Surabaya city police, Senior Commissioner Rudi Setiawan, handed over a fire to Banyuwangi district conduct Abdullah Azwar Anas who afterwards illuminated a tiny cauldron set adult during a district`s with it.

The Asian Games fire had progressing been fused with a “blue fire” from a healthy phenomena of a internal Ijen crater, one of a tip traveller destinations in Banyuwangi.

The fire was paraded from Ijen to a city flitting by a series of festivals hold along a track including a normal encampment of Osing tribe.

“We acquire a Asian Games torch. This helps foster Banyuwangi tourism,” Azwar Anas said.

He pronounced there are a lot of tourism spots to revisit in Banyuwangi. “We have a mountain, beaches, normal culinary and enlightenment and others.”


The Asian Games fire was paraded by bike from Ijen to Diponegoro track before being taken to a gymnasium of a district administration office.

Several athletes and former cycling athletes such as Dadang Haris Purnomo and Fathurrohman, Nurochman (athletic) and Donny Kusuma (softball) were concerned in a parade.

The Asian Games fire send was started in Yogyakarta in Central Java and has so distant upheld Solo (C Java), Blitar, Malang, Bromo, Probolinggo, Situbondo and Bondowoso in East Java.

After Banyuwangi, a fire would be taken east to Bali and afterwards Lombok and other cities before being used to illuminated a cauldron during a Gelora Bung Karno track in Jakarta to symbol a opening of a Asian biggest sporting event.

The fire of a 18th Asian Games arrived during a Adi Sutjipto Air Force Base in Yogyakarta, Tuesday, during 8 a.m. internal time from India aboard a Boeing 737-500 aircraft of a Indonesian Air Force.

The send began on Jul 15 during a Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi, horde of a initial Asian Games. The fire was generated from a parabolic counterpart destined true during a sun.

The send in Indonesia will finish on Aug 17, a country`s Independence Day, during a National Monument, Jakarta, before being carried into a opening rite during a Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on a following day.

In total, a fire will be taken opposite 18 provinces and 64 cities in Indonesia.

Reported by Teguh Handoko

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