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Miss Universe Meets Javanese Hospitality

Down-to-earth, twenty two year old Columbian beauty Pauline Vega is the current Miss Universe, becoming only the second Columbian to win the crown in January this year.
On a recent visit to Jakarta, Pauline was treated to an evening of outstanding Javanese hospitality at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, in an evening of exceptional food, excellent wine and beautiful dancing.
Hosted by General Manager Jeremy Cooper and publisher of NOW! Jakarta, Alistair Speirs, guests gathered in the Grand Sahid Jaya’s Presidential Suite to enjoy a wonderful menu from the recently re-launched Bengawan Solo restaurant. The menu featured a whole host of iconic Indonesian dishes, all prepared in a very modern and appealing way.
The evening was graced by the presence of Sahid Group owner Ibu Wiriyanti Sukamdani, Chairwoman of the Putri Indonesia Foundation, Ibu Putri Wardani, The Ambassador of Argentina, Riccardo Bocalandro, representatives from the Embassy of Columbia, and representatives from the Putri Indonesia Foundation.
As well as the strikingly beautiful, volleyball playing Miss Universe, the recently crowned Putri Indonesia, Anindya Kusumantoro Putri and her two runners up added to the exceptional elegance of the evening.
There were two gracefully performed dances, the Tari Leggang Nyai, and the Tari Bajidorkahot, which illustrated the vibrancy of Indonesian culture and complemented the cuisine perfectly.
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