One interesting thing that is gained when we visited Rumah Indonesia are the two sightings of Soekarno’s cars. Besides cars, there were also 2 Vespa motorcycles on display there, which is memorabilia from the Asian Games held in Indonesia in 1962.
Rumah Indonesia is housing built in Rasuna Epicentrum, Kuningan, Jakarta. The housing is built to bring Indonesian athletes closer to their supporters. Inside Rumah Indonesia, there are a numbers of facilities such as play areas, hawker centers, and spaces for the community to find out the history of the homeland athletes. In addition, there are archery areas, basketball courts and mini futsal courts.
In 1962, Indonesia hosted the Asian Games. Asia’s biggest sports party is held in Jakarta. As a newly born country, Indonesia utilized this moment to build a large sports area which is now centered on the GeloraBung Karno Main Stadium.
The cars on display at Rumah Indonesia currently consists of Chrysler Windsor Limo and Buick Super Sedan. While Vespa motorcycles in the 1962 Asian games era, consisted of Vespa 125 (VNA2) in 1958 and Vespa 150 (VBA) in 1961.