Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono left for the island resort of Bali on Tuesday morning for a working visit until Wednesday.
Aboard presidential aircraft Being 737-500, the head of state and his entourage left Halim Perdanakusuma airport in East Jakarta at 11:50 on Tuesday morning and arrived at Ngurah Rai International airport in Bali at 2:30 local time in the afternoon.
Accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, the president is scheduled to host a meeting with participants of the Asian Science Camp 2008 at Tampak Siring Palace at 7:30 on Tuesday evening.
Some 300 students from Indonesia and 60 others from Japan, China, India, and other Asian countries attended the ongoing Asian Science Camp 2008 since August 3 until 7 at Inna Beach Hotel.
According to the Jakarta Post, five Nobel laureates and world-renowned scientists would spend some personal time with 360 high school students from across Asia at the Science Camp.
The five Noble winners attending the camp are Prof David Gross of the United States (2004 Nobel prize in physics), Prof Masatoshi Koshiba of Japan (2002 Nobel prize in physics), Prof Douglas Osheroff of the United States (1996 Nobel prize in physics), Prof Richard Robert Ernst of Switzerland (1991 Nobel prize in chemistry), and Prof Yuan Tseh Lee of Taiwan (1986 Nobel prize in chemistry).
The participating students in the camp would have a chance to hear the Noble winners` experiences and aspirations during lectures and discussions.
On Wednesday, President Yudhoyono would attend cremation procession at Pekraman Batur village in Kintamani, Bangli district.
The cremation of some 137 bodies en masse would be proceed with a Balinese traditional ceremony for about five hours.
Source: ANTARA News