South Korea President Park Geun-Hye to Come to Jakarta

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Yesterday afternoon, South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited Indonesia in her presidential capacity for the very first time since she was appointed in February this year. Mari Elka Pangestu, minister tourism and creative economy, was seen accompanying Park at the mall.

Reportedly, she was scheduled to talk with SBY but managed to pay a very brief visit to Lotte Shopping Avenue where Korean Culture Fair is being held. The fair is planned to last for several weeks. Visitors may sightsee around the mall to enjoy the art works of the select contemporary artists from both countries.

The Lotte premium shopping arena is located at Ciputra World Jakarta, just the opposite of where I work. Park’s visit caused a huge traffic jam around the already packed street of prof. Dr. Satrio (Casablanca, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta). As we all know, Friday traffic in the capital is the last thing we hope to be stranded in while the weekend mood is already in the air.

(Image credit: @lotte_love_jkt)

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