The Singapore Embassy in Jakarta held our National Day Reception in celebration of Singapore's 50th year of Independence on 12 August 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Approximately 1,400 guests celebrated SG50 with us, including Guest-of-Honour State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Bapak Yuddy Chrisnandi, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Ibu Susi Pudjiastuti, Communications and Information Technology Minister Bapak Rudiantara, Vice Chairmen of the People’s Consultative Assembly Dr Hidayat Nur Wahid and Dr Oesman Sapta Odang, Chairman of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) Bapak Irman Gusman and Vice Chairman of the DPD Bapak Farouk Muhammad, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Bapak A.M. Fachir, and Governor of DKI Jakarta Bapak Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
We were also honoured to welcome former Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs ACM (Retd) Djoko Suyanto, former Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Marty Natalegawa, former Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Dr Mari Pangestu and former TNI Commander General Moeldoko at the reception.
In their speeches, both Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayar and Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations between Singapore and Indonesia, and renewed both countries' commitment to enhancing relations across the political, economic and people-to-people levels in the years ahead.
The Embassy would like to specially thank Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Killiney Kopitiam, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Bakerzin, Twelve Cupcakes, Gryphon Tea, and Tuju Art Group, for their support for the reception, and for sharing Singapore's lively food and beverage, and arts and cultural scene, with our guests.
Thank you for celebrating Singapore's Golden Jubilee with us! Here are some pictures from the event.