Solo – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and children visited Pasar Gede in Solo, Central Java, on Sunday (06/09/2019). The visit was carried out by President Jokowi after eating together at the Soto Triwindu shop.
From the Soto shop, President Jokowi and his family immediately moved to Pasar Gede, the largest wholesale market in the city of Solo, located on Jalan Jenderal Urip Sumoharjo, Surodiprajan.
Iriana Joko Widodo buys dawet ice at Pasar Gede, Solo.
The arrival of President Jokowi with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, his two sons Gibran Rakabuming Raka and Kaesang Pangarep, son-in-law of Selvi Ananda, and his first grandson Jan Ethes Srinarendra were welcomed by the enthusiasm of the community, traders and buyers.
They immediately scattered to welcome the arrival of the Head of State. The market atmosphere was boisterous, because traders and buyers tried to approach the Head of State, both to shake hands and take pictures.
He then walked in and directly to the market block selling traditional herbs, vegetables and food.
President Joko Widodo greeted traders in Pasar Gede, Solo.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Iriana stopped at a kiosk that sells kitchen utensils to buy some traditional utensils, such as ulekan and centong nasi.
At the fruit kiosk, the President buys salak as much as four kilograms, oranges as much as two kilograms, cantaloupe, and persimmon. While the President’s two sons compactly bought bananas.
The president and family then visit a kiosk that sells ice dawet. The seller immediately gave a bowl of ice dawet to be tried by the President’s family. Iriana’s mother who tasted it, immediately decided to buy some dawet ice bags.
President Joko Widodo holds his grandson, Jan Ethes, while shopping at Pasar Gede.
There was no end, the President and his family then visited a kiosk that sells traditional food. At this kiosk the President buys some snacks, such as chili and rambak.
After about 30 minutes walking around the market and shopping, the President and family walked out of the market. On the way home, the President returned to serving residents’ requests to shake hands and take pictures.