Indonesian president Joko Widodo arrived in Singapore on Friday (Nov 21) on a private visit to attend his son’s graduation ceremony at Anglo-Chinese School (International).
Mr Widodo left the presidential plane at home, choosing to fly economy on state carrier Garuda because he was travelling for personal reasons. The decision made the news in Indonesia.
He was accompanied by his wife and daughter, was received by the principal of ACS (International), Mr Rob Burrough, slightly after 7pm on Friday. Jokowi – as he is affectionately known – was introduced to the directors and teachers of the school, and was invited to write a message in its graduation book.
“I’m happy. And of course, I must say thank you to ACS for helping,” the president said of the special day for the youngest of his three children, Kaesang Pangarep. As for where his son is headed next, Mr Widodo said: “Last year he said he wanted to go to SMU, but I don’t know.”
The Indonesian first family took some photos with members of the school board, and were seen clapping along to a drum performance by students before the graduation ceremony.