Mission:SG Episode 2: Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya

Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya completed a charity ride with his Harley-Davidson to raise funds for victims of the Sulawesi quake.
Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya completed a charity ride with his Harley-Davidson to raise funds for victims of the Sulawesi quake. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - There are about 180,000 Indonesians living in Singapore. Among them, a significant number are domestic workers. As the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, one of Mr Ngurah Swajaya's objectives is to help these workers upskill.

The 56-year-old, who was deployed to Singapore in 2016, works to protect the basic rights of Indonesian workers here and describes enhancing workers' capabilities through various courses as "beyond protection" for them.

Besides protecting workers' interests, Mr Ngurah also focuses on establishing connections with other ambassadors using a special tool - his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 

Watch this second episode of "Mission:SG" as Mr Ngurah takes host Fredrick Lai on a biking tour to explore "motorbike diplomacy" and the efforts made on workers' protection.


About Mission:SG

Well known for its diplomatic ties in the region and around the world, Singapore is home to many foreign embassies and consulates, all of which work to further cultural and trade relations with Singapore.

In this seven-part series, join hosts Lee Yu Ting and Fredrick Lai as they embark on a journey to get close to the lives of seven ambassadors to Singapore, to understand their culture as well as their diplomatic mission.

Mission:SG is one of 16 short-form video series produced by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), as part of the second season of SPH's Public Service Broadcast content. Viewers can visit the zaobao.sg website or use the mobile app to watch all seven episodes, which come with Chinese and English subtitles.