That day, there's a huge political rally in the stadium, here are the buses bringing the political party supporters to the stadium.
It is my first time in Jakarta, although I visited Indonesia before, particularly Bali.
Now, I can say that I have watch Indonesia Open at Jakarta.
There any many festivities outside the stadium, felt like a carnival.
It was raining heavily on the 21st June 2014, a mini flood occurs at the main entrance.
The crowd support is very partisan, bordering on nationalistic fervor.
The crowd support to the local players is much stronger than those of Malaysia or Singapore, places where I watched live badminton before.
The crowds began singing and chanting some Indonesian songs.
There were some famous Indonesian actresses in the stadium, and the cameramen kept zooming in on them.
Below a match between Wang Shixian vs Ratchanok Inthanon, with the crowd behind Inthanon.
Below is the match between Cheng Xu/Ma Jin vs Local favourites Tantowi Ahmad & Liliyana Natsir aka Butet. Unfortunately for the vocal crowd, Ahmad succumb to the pressure of expectations and lost to the Chinese pair.
After the game, I managed to sample some of the local Indonesian food.
Tried the Indonesian Nasi Goreng (Fried rice) from their kaki lima (hawker) stalls.lontong in a restaurant near the FX mall, Senayan.
I didn't watch the finals live, but watched in the hotel Tv channel Trans 7.
Overall, it was an eye opening experience watching live in Indonesia.