Host City: Jakarta
Jakarta, the host city of WRO2013, is the most populous city in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia. Being the capital of the country, Jakarta serves as the country’s economic, cultural and political center.
Jakarta has many landmarks, monuments, and statues such as National Monument (Monas) which is a 433 ft (132 metre) tower in the center of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia.
Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno. It is topped by a flame shaped bronze covered with gold foil. Indonesian people are warm and kind and will surely welcome participants of WRO competing in Jakarta.