Yes he can: ‘Clever boy’ Obama earnings to Indonesia for family vacation


(This story corrects typo in 10th paragraph.)

By Jessica Damiana

JAKARTA From white H2O rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent 4 years as a child.

Obama was 6 when he changed to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian male following a finish of her matrimony to Obama’s Kenyan father.

“I feel unapproachable that my crony became a president,” pronounced Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama during a Menteng 01 state facile propagandize in Jakarta.

Gondokusumo showed a category sketch of himself station behind a immature Obama, who was wearing a propagandize beret.

“He was a crafty boy. Whenever a clergyman asked him to solve a problem in front of a class, he could do it,” Gondokusomo told Reuters, adding he hoped to accommodate a former boss again.

Obama stays renouned in a world’s many populous Muslim republic and his outing has been splashed opposite a media during an extended open holiday to symbol a finish of a fasting month of Ramadan. The Rakyat Merdeka journal carried a title “Obama loves Indonesia”.

Obama returned for an central revisit as boss in 2010 with his wife, Michelle, though this time has brought daughters Malia and Sasha as well.

Indonesians are zealous amicable media users and snaps of a former U.S. boss walking with his family in rice fields and rafting on Bali’s Ayung River have left viral.

Obama kicked off a holiday on a island of Bali, where he stayed during a lush Four Seasons Resort Bali nearby a informative core of Ubud.

On Wednesday, Obama and his family arrived in a city of Yogyakarta on Java island, and visited a ancient church of Borobudur.

According to CNN Indonesia, Central Java military deployed 700 officers to secure his revisit to Borobudur, a Buddhist church dating from a 8th and 9th centuries.

Obama is due to accommodate President Joko Widodo on Friday during a house in Bogor, south of Jakarta, and revisit a collateral on Saturday.

(Additional stating by Fransiska Nangoy; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Nick Macfie)


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