The chairman of Indonesian National Sport Committee of South Sumatera province, Muddai Madang, said that the flame for SEA Games will be taken from the eternal flame in Desa Mrapen, Purwodadi in the province of Central Java. The flame from Merapen was also used for 2008 Asian Beach Games and 1997 Southeast Asian Games torch relays. The relay will start in Purwodadi and scheduled to arrive in Palembang on November 11, 2011. It will travel through several Indonesian provinces before it will be following the route across 15 South Sumatran regencies. The torch will passed in November 6–11 through Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Komodo Island and Kupang, Jayapura, Makassar, Balikpapan and Samarinda, Jakarta, and finishing in Palembang, South Sumatera. The journey will involve 45 torchbearers for every single leg of the relay.
Read more about this topic: 2011 Southeast Asian Games
Famous quotes containing the word torch:
“Time grows dim. Time that was so long
grows short, time, all goggle-eyed,
wiggling her skirts, singing her torch song,
giving the boys a buzz and a ride,
that Nazi Mama with her beer and sauerkraut.
Time, old gal of mine, will soon dim out.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)