Prabowo Hosts Elon Musk at Dinner Featuring Traditional Balinese Dances During the 10th WWF Summit

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – Indonesia’s president-elect, Prabowo Subianto, shared a special moment with SpaceX and Starlink CEO Elon Musk during a welcoming dinner on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali. The event took place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 7:30 PM local time in Balangan, Bali.

The dinner commenced with a traditional Balinese Kecak dance performance, which accompanied Prabowo and Musk as they made their way to the meeting area. Prabowo warmly welcomed Musk to Bali, posting on Instagram, “Welcome to Bali, Elon Musk!” The Instagram post was cited by Disway.id on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Prabowo was accompanied by notable figures including Rosan Roeslani, founder of Recapital and former Chairman of Prabowo-Gibran’s TKN, Anindya Bakrie, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and CEO of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (BNBR), and politician and businessman Maruarar Sirait.

During the dinner, Anindya Bakrie noted that Elon Musk donned a bomba batik from Central Sulawesi, while Prabowo wore a brown batik with his signature kopiah. Anindya highlighted that the discussions between Prabowo and Musk covered various topics, including potential collaborations under Prabowo’s forthcoming administration.

“Many topics were discussed by Prabowo and Elon, particularly the potential for investment collaboration between Elon’s giant companies and Indonesia,” Anindya revealed.

Anindya expressed optimism that this meeting would pave the way for strategic partnerships that would benefit Indonesia’s progress and prosperity. “Hopefully, this meeting will lead to fruitful collaborations in the future, bringing positive impacts for Indonesia’s advancement and welfare,” he stated.

Photos from the dinner showed Prabowo, Elon Musk, and other attendees dressed in batik, highlighting the cultural integration of the event. The evening also featured additional performances of traditional dances from Bali before the dinner commenced.

Anindya Bakrie shared moments from the meeting on his personal Instagram account, showcasing the cultural and diplomatic significance of the event.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What was the purpose of Prabowo Subianto’s dinner with Elon Musk?

The dinner was a welcoming event held during the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali, aimed at fostering discussions on potential collaborations and investments between Indonesia and Elon Musk’s companies.

When and where did the dinner take place?

The dinner took place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 7:30 PM local time in Balangan, Bali.

Who attended the dinner?

The dinner was attended by Indonesia’s president-elect Prabowo Subianto, Elon Musk, Rosan Roeslani (founder of Recapital and former Chairman of Prabowo-Gibran’s TKN), Anindya Bakrie (Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kadin and CEO of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk), and politician and businessman Maruarar Sirait.

What special cultural elements were included in the event?

The event featured traditional Balinese Kecak dance performances, which welcomed the guests and set the cultural tone for the evening.

What did Prabowo and Elon Musk discuss during the dinner?

Prabowo and Elon Musk discussed various topics, focusing particularly on potential investment collaborations between Musk’s companies (such as SpaceX and Starlink) and Indonesia.

What did Elon Musk wear to the dinner?

Elon Musk wore a bomba batik from Central Sulawesi, showcasing an appreciation for Indonesian culture.

What was the significance of the dinner?

The dinner served as a platform to strengthen diplomatic and business ties between Indonesia and Elon Musk’s enterprises, with hopes of fostering strategic partnerships that could benefit Indonesia’s development and prosperity.

How did Prabowo and other attendees share this event with the public?

Prabowo and other attendees shared moments from the event on social media platforms like Instagram, highlighting the significance and cultural aspects of the dinner.


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