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Getting to Know 3 Indonesian Animals that Become the 2018 Asian Games Mascot

www.simplyasep.com  Indonesia will become a center of attention of the world especially from ASIAN countries, that is as a host of the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, ASIAN GAMES 2018 which will be held at two big cities in the country Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatera

We all know that the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, and this coming Asian Games even will be 18th edition to be held in the city of Jakarta and Palembang as well. 


Asian sports event, Asian Games 2018, getting closer. The faces of the three Asian Games mascots, Bhin Bhin, Atung, and Kaka, are becoming increasingly familiar to the public.

According to the official website of the Asian Games 2018, the Asian Games mascot reflects the values ​​held firm by the people of Indonesia, namely Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.

Besides carrying the meaning of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika and cultural diversity in Indonesia, these three mascots are also symbols of biodiversity in Indonesia. The reason, these three charismatic animals of Indonesia comes from three different areas. 


First, Bhin Bhin is a bird of paradise (Paradisaea Apoda) that represent strategy, second, Atung is a Bawean deer (Hyelaphus Kuhlii) that represents speed​ and third, Kaka is a single-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus) that represents strength.


There are three mascots of the ASIAN GAMES 2018 which taken from three diffefrent areas. Photo Asep Haryono
There are three mascots of the ASIAN GAMES 2018 which taken from three diffefrent areas. Photo Asep Haryono


 Biodiversity in Indonesia

One of the main goals of the selection of those three mascots used in the ASIAN GAMES 2019 is to raise public awareness to protect these three animals from extinction from bad actions of harmed by human population, mainly due to habitat destruction and hunting by the people.

Those three mascots, will be giving so much hopes to showing biodiversity in Indonesia, and the Energy of Asia lies in the diversity of it’s and legacy. culture, and heritage as well

That is why the committee of the ASIAN GAMES has decided to propose three different animals as the official game’s mascot. Also in correlation to Asian Games, each of these animals represents an aspect of the sport competition such as strategy, speed and power


The result is fantastic especially when all these elements come together, they will be a major force to reckon in the world. The same principle applies to Indonesia, home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. Our Founding Fathers had envisioned a strong and united nation under the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika philosophy. . ( From many resources )




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