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Obama, entourage arrive in Yogyakarta

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Wed, June 28, 2017   /   03:52 pm
Obama, entourage arrive in Yogyakarta Former US president Barack Obama (center) and his entourage take a break after a walk through a field to the Jatiluwih tourist site in Tabanan on Bali on June 25. Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia on Bali. The family is also to spend time in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said. (AFP/STR)

Former United States president Barrack Obama and his entourage arrived in Yogyakarta on Wednesday afternoon with a plan to visit some tourism spots in and around the royal city.

Wearing sunglasses, Obama was seen sitting in the back of a black Land Cruiser with his wife Michelle, who was in sleeveless white attire. The former president's car and dozens of other vehicles left Adisutjipto Air Force Base at 12:36 p.m.

The entourage included Presidential Secret Service officers who were seen to guard Obama during his ride to the Tentrem Hotel, where he was to stay while in Yogyakarta.

(Read also: Obama arrives in Bali)

Obama and family reportedly plan to visit several tourist attractions in Yogyakarta and Central Java, including the Prambanan and Borobudur temples, after checking into the hotel.

Police officers and military personnel were seen blocking the exit of the Air Force base that was used by Obama and the group for about 10 minutes. The guards had been ready by at the exit since 11:00 a.m.

Obama and family arrived in Yogyakarta for a three-day stay after having vacationed on Bali for five days. (ecn/jun)