Saudi king takes 506 TONS of luggage for trip to Indonesia

The Bali Police are set to deploy more than 1,000 joint personnel to secure the visit of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his entourage to Bali from March 4 to 9.

According to the Washington Post, the monster haul includes two Mercedes-Benz S600 limousines and two electric elevators (because it's just the worst when your elevator runs out of battery when you're overseas).

According to a royal court statement, the monarch intends to meet with the countries' leaders "to discuss bilateral relations and regional and worldwide issues of common concern". The king's entourage and luggage is being conveyed using six Boeing jets and one Hercules transport aircraft. Almost 70 tons of cargo were set to arrive at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport in East Jakarta and the remaining 436 tons were arranged to be received at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar of the Bali province.

Coming to the stay, he will be exploring four most attractive hotels in the country-The Westin Jakarta, Raffles Hotel Jakarta, Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Mega Kuningan and JW Marriott.

Cheering crowds welcomed King Salman Wednesday as he began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia for nearly 50 years, seeking stronger economic ties with the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

The king is due to give a speech to parliament on Thursday and visit Southeast Asia's biggest mosque during his three-day visit to Jakarta. The visit is likely to strengthen the ties between the two Muslim countries.

Prior to his arrival to Indonesia, the king spent four days in Malaysia - where he was conferred an honorary doctorate of philosophy in Political Science (Islam and Wasatiyyah) by the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He will also travel to Japan, China, the Maldives, and Jordan.

  • Zachary Reyes