The Asian Games torch arrived in Jogjakarta from India on Tuesday, kicking off a torch relay that will go through more than 50 cities in 18 provinces in Indonesia, The Jakarta Post reported.
The eternal flame was transported on an Indonesian Air Force Boeing 737 that landed in Jogjakarta at 8 am after an 11-hour flight from New Delhi.
The fire, placed in a special tinderbox, was carried by 2018 Asian Games brand ambassador Susi Susanti.
Susi, an Indonesian badminton star in the 1990s and gold medalist in women's singles at the 1992 Olympics, handed over the fire to Air Chief Marshal Yuyu Sutisna.
Jogjakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono X and Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) head Erick Thohir were also present during the start of the torch relay.
The torch was taken to the Dirgantara Mandala Air Force Museum and will be there for one night.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK