President Megawati Soekarnoputri, together with a group comprised of family and friends, arrived in Bali on Saturday, 29 December 2001 to celebrate the New Year.
After an initial night's stay at the Bali Inter.Continental Resort in Jimbaran, the Presidential entourage moved to the Istana Tampaksiring, northeast of Ubud and overlooking the Pura Tirta Empul. The Palace was built by Ibu Megawati's late-father, President Ir. Soekarno in the 1950's. During her visit to Bali, the President will celebrate the New Year and the birthday of her husband, Taufik Kiemas - both dates falling on 31 December 2001.
Prior to leaving for Bali, President Megawati pre-recorded her annual address to the Nation which will be broadcast nationwide on New Year's Eve.
The Presidential party is scheduled to fly back to Jakarta on Wednesday, January 2.
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