The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia’s capital Jakarta yesterday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation.
It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country’s cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17.
The flame was lit in India’s capital New Delhi, which hosted the first Asian Games in 1951.
The torch is set to arrive Saturday at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium for the opening ceremonies, ending its 18,000km journey across 54 cities.
Indonesia’s former taekwondo athlete Ade Novriza (C) carries the 2018 Asian Games torch in Jakarta yesterday. (AFP)