In pictures: When the Saudi King gave the world some major travel goals

The King starts his first official royal tour of Asia when he arrived in Malaysia carrying 459 tonnes of cargo


Multimedia Desk March 02, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud kick-started his first official royal tour of Asia on Sunday when he arrived in Malaysia. The cargo for the week long trip in Indonesia, including two Mercedes-Benz S600 limousines and two electric lifts, was transferred in 27 flights spread over two weeks beginning February 15.

King Salman used a personal escalator to descend from the plane where he was received by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak before being whisked away in a heavily guarded convoy for a state ceremony at Malaysia’s parliament grounds. Here we look at a series of pictures of the King's arrival and his entourage.

1_ZKN_1_Saudi Deers walk past Indonesia's honour guard as they wait for the arrival of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at the presidential palace in Bogor. PHOTO: AFP

2_ZKN_7_Saudi The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz lands at Halim airport in Jakarta

3_ZKN_6_Saudi Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (front) arrives at Halim airport in Jakarta. PHOTO: AFP

4_ZKN_9_Saudi Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) stands on an escalator as he arrives at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: REUTERS

6_ZKN_4_Saudi The car carrying Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz enters the presidential palace in Bogor. PHOTO: AFP

5_ZKN_8_Saudi Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) greeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz upon his arrival at Halim airport in Jakarta. PHOTO: AFP

7_ZKN_5_Saudi Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (centre L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (centre R) walk in heavy rain at the presidential palace in Bogor. PHOTO: AFP

8_ZKN_2_Saudi Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (centre R) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (centre L) holding hands after their meeting. PHOTO: AFP

9_ZKN_3_Saudi Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz attends a bilateral meeting at the presidential palace in Bogor. PHOTO: AFP

10_ZKN_10_Saudi Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Indonesian President Joko Widodo wave at the media during their meeting at the Presidential Palace. PHOTO: REUTERS

COMMENTS (1)

Bunny Rabbit | 4 years ago | Reply These malaysians and Indonesians are no less than the Saudis in money .
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