33rd Asean Summit: At the Summit

From fried duck to unicorn, businesses benefit from open borders

Before diving into the hustle and bustle of the 33rd Asean Summit and related meetings, Indonesian President Joko Widodo sat down for a lunch of deep fried duck from Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut in Lucky Plaza.
Before diving into the hustle and bustle of the 33rd Asean Summit and related meetings, Indonesian President Joko Widodo sat down for a lunch of deep fried duck from Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut in Lucky Plaza.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/PRESIDEN JOKO WIDODO

It was in Lucky Plaza - a popular hangout in the heart of glitzy Orchard Road for visitors and workers from the region - that Indonesian President Joko Widodo found a taste of home on Tuesday.

Before diving into the hustle and bustle of the 33rd Asean Summit and related meetings, he sat down for a lunch of deep fried duck from a familiar home-grown brand, Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2018, with the headline 'From fried duck to unicorn, businesses benefit from open borders'. Print Edition | Subscribe