The organizer of the biggest sports party in Asia finally officially closed, after 15 days the athletes in each participant country had fought with all their ability to offer the best for their country. The 2018 Asian Games Closing Ceremony became a tired bust and also became the last moment for athletes to feel the spirit of Asian games. Of course, this closing event was no less spectacular with the opening of the 2018 Asian Games some time ago. Community enthusiasm is still very high to witness this event directly at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta.
If at the opening ceremony of cultural performances that was more dominant as the essence of the concept of the event, then the closing ceremony of the concept of strong celebrations was shown at the closing ceremony of the second largest sports weekend in the world after this Olympics. However, apparently the 2018 Asian Games Closing Ceremony will be simpler. Not only domestic artists, but some foreign artists will also enliven the event.
Ronald Steven, as the music director at the event, has revealed that the closing ceremony will be held like a music concert. This was also expressed by Wishnutama as the Creative Director of the 2018 Asian Games which stated that the closing ceremony was not as exciting as the opening ceremony some time ago. “Indeed, in any sports multievent, the closing event will not be more festive than the opening ceremony,” Wishnutama said like Grid.ID quoted from Kompas.
Through uploading on his personal Instagram account, Wishnutama also revealed that to build the stage set for the closing ceremony this time only takes one day.
Beginning with the appearance of Indonesia’s legendary band, Gigi sang two songs, ‘Rumah Kita’. Then followed by the appearance of Indian singer Siddarth Slathia with Denada bringing two songs, one of them was Koi Mil Gaya and performing solo with Jaiho. After Siddarth Slathia appeared, continued with the appearance of South Korean idol group, iKON sang two songs Love Scenario and Rhythm Ta).
Then the beautiful dangdut singer Siti Badriah appeared singing two of her songs ‘Jaran Goyang and syantik’ accompanied by music by Winky Wiryawan and Jevin Julian. After Siti Badriah appeared, RAN sang three songs, two of which were Ku Rasa Ku Tlah Jatuh Cinta and Inikah Cinta.
Then, Bunga Citra Lestari came up with the song ‘Aku Wanita’ and she continued to sing one of the theme song for the Asian Games ‘Dance Tonight’ theme is a duet with Indonesia’s proud rapper, JFlow.
After the BCL performance, Dira Sugandi performed duet with JFlow singing another 2018 Asian Games theme song, ‘Fire’.
Super Junior also performed by bringing the three songs they popularized ‘Sorry Sorry, Mr. Simple, and Bonamana. The presence of Super Junior in the 2018 Asian Games Ceremony Closing made Indonesian K-Pop fans nostalgic to the early era of Super Junior’s success. Performing full white, black and full black costumes, Super Junior managed to make fans cheer.
Moreover, when the choreography of the ‘Sorry Sorry’ dance performed by Leeteuk, Siwon, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Yesung, Shindong, and Ryeowook made the atmosphere even more crowded.
The event closed with the appearance of all artists including Rafi RAN, Isyana Sarasvati, Afgan and Bams Samson. They sang the song ‘Bright as The Sun and Reaching Stars’ accompanied by music by Youtuber Alffy Rev. The program was closed by singing the song ‘Garuda in My Chest’ together. There was no appearance of an artist who was not welcomed by the boisterous applause of the visitors and their excited cheers.
The next Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China. On this occasion, Jack Ma, the owner of Asia’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, introduced his hometown of Hangzhou as the location for holding the 2022 Asian Games at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games which took place at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (SUGBK) Jakarta. Jack Ma is present as a Chinese representative who will be the organizer of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. Jack Ma invited all spectators at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium to attend the 2022 Asian Games. “I am waiting for you in Hangzhou 2022,” said the 53-year-old man.
Indonesia’s success in hosting the Asian Games received special attention from Thomas Bach as the President of the International Olympic Committee. Thomas Bach has a distinctive impression for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, said Indonesia had the bargaining value to propose to host the 2032 Olympics. He stated after seeing Indonesia’s success in hosting the 2018 Asian Games.
“With the success of the Asian Games, you (Indonesia) have proven that you can do it (to host the Olympics),” Bach said (Antara, Sunday (2/9). Bach admitted to being surprised by the euphoria of the Indonesian community towards sports events. he got more capital if Indonesia was serious about proposing itself as the host. Another consideration presented by Bach was that Indonesia was still very young as an independent country, and at the age of not even a century, Bach’s young generation potential was so promising.
Bach had imagined that the biggest sporting event in the world would be held in Southeast Asia. Because he still marks Africa and Southeast Asia as white territories that are absent from the Olympics. Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that chooses a good chance to host the 2032 Olympics.