This was the first of a series of events to usher in ASEAN's 44th birthday next August. As the Chair of ASEAN this year, Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat to reach out to the public, ahead of ASEAN Day on 8 August.
Nearly a hundred people headed to the East Senayan on a Sunday morning July 10th 2011 for ASEAN Fun Bike. The good turnout by members of the diplomatic corp from ASEAN Member States, Dialogue Partners as well as non-Dialogue Partners, Indonesian Foreign Minister Dr Marty Natalegawa, The Secretary-General of ASEAN Dr Surin Pitsuwanlocal and cycling communities.
The cyclists whizzing down Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jalan Gerbang Pemuda, Jalan Asia Afrika, Jalan Hang Tuah, and Jalan Sisingamangaraja, and finishing at the ASEAN Secretariat.
They were welcomed with the refreshments and some stall bazaar at the car-park . At the same time Dr Natalegawa also donated several hundred books to charitable organisations in Jakarta.