Asian Games Mascot: The presence of the mascot is one of the sweeteners in every prestigious event at the international level, such as at the Asian Games. No exception at the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta and Palembang.
The Asian Games mascot is usually a fictitious character that is usually based on the native animals where the Asian Games were held. It can also be based on fictional human figures.
The existence of a mascot has an important function. Because the mascot was used to help publish the Asian Games to a young audience.
What about the mascot at the 2018 Asian Games? As summarized from various sources, here are some interesting facts 3 2018 Asian games mascots:
1. There are three mascots launched to enliven the 2018 Asian Games. These three mascots are based on three native Indonesian animals named Bhin Bhin, Atung, and Kaka.
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2. 2018 Asian Games mascot reflects the diversity of Indonesia with three animals from different regions in Indonesia, namely Cenderawasih, Bawean Deer and One-horned Rhinoceros.
3. Bhin Bhin, the personification of Cenderawasih, wears a vest with traditional Asmat motifs from Papua and symbolizes the strategy. Atung, the personification of Bawean deer, wears a machete batik sarong and symbolizes speed.
While Kaka, the personification of the one-horned rhinoceros, wore flower motifs from the Palembang Songket and symbolized strength.
4. The names Bhin Bhin, Atung and Kaka are taken from the fragments of Indonesia’s national motto, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means, though different, but still one.
5. Actually, these 3 mascots are revisions. Previously, the first logo that was launched was a character that portrayed the gift of love. But after criticism emerged from the public because it was considered less attractive, the mascot was revised and became what is currently known. (one)
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