On Saturday, August 18, the 2018 Asian Games was officially opened at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta. The organizing committee and the athletes have been preparing themselves to be the best in this Asian sporting event. // This year Indonesia has hosted the Asian Games for the second time, which was held 56 years ago, in 1962. // All Indonesians, especially in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, are very enthusiastic in welcoming the grand annual sporting event. Singapore, which is also involved in the 2018 Asian Games, is optimistic that Indonesia will be able to be an extraordinary host and be able to welcome all athletes and officials properly. It was stated by Ambassador of Singapore to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar in a special interview with Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta, recently.
"I think sports is something that brings us together. It gets everybody enthustiactic and excited and in fact I have seen you in Jakarta across from all of Indonesia very excited to be hosting the Asian Games here in 1962. I 'm very confident that Indonesia will be an excellent host because by nature Indonesia is very welcoming. And I think they will be an excellent host for this event. And I'm very sure it will be a success" Anil Nayar said.
Furthermore Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayal said, at the 2018 Asian Games, Singapore sends 265 athletes to compete in 21 sports. At the 2014 Asian Games, Singapore sent 223 athletes and was able to donate five gold, six silvers and 14 bronzes. Singapore does not have a specific target to face the 2018 Asian Games. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)