While admiring Pakistan's truck art, Indonesian Ambassador Adam Mulawarman Tugio transformed his Toyota Prado into a little "truck" painted with illuminating images of the country's well-known monuments, animals, flora, etc.
"Sarkon ki Shehzadi," or Princess of the Roads, is the appropriate truck art statement for the car.
Ambassador Tugio revealed in an exclusive interview that he was fascinated to watch these beauties rolling on highways and thought, why not try it on his car.
When guests enter the embassy, the Ambassador's four-wheeler immediately draws their attention since it is decorated with vibrant colors and traditional truck art. The bonnet and the gates are painted with iconic images of Indonesia, including the Shaivite temple in Bali and the National Monument of Jakarta (Monumen Nasional or Monas).
The car is also painted with images of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, Komodo dragon, and Titan Arum, the tallest plant in the world (nearly 2.5 meters), also known as Bunga Bangkai in Bahasa.
The Markhor, Pakistan's national animal, demonstrates that the ambassador is well-versed in our country's natural resources. The northern part of the nation is home to the Markhor, an endangered member of the goat family.
In his own remarks, he said, "I personally oversaw the artwork and made sure that Indonesia's rich flora and animals, art and culture, tradition, and history are portrayed on this automobile.
The beast was painted by the truck artists in a little over two months. The vehicle has now been transformed by the masterful strokes into a moving photo exhibition representing the civilizations of Indonesia and Pakistan. "We have important linkages that unite the people of the two countries, such as religion, culture, food, and customs," the ambassador said.
Pakistan and Indonesia both take pride in their ancient histories, which date back to the Buddhist era. He noted that Indonesia has a variety of locations and temples that, like Pakistan, have long served as Buddhist monks' primary tourist destinations.
According to Ambassador Tugio, truck art is popular in Indonesia as well. There, the truck drivers frequently write humorous comments on the back of the vehicles, which amuses onlookers. However, he said that Pakistan alone is responsible for using bright colors, ornamental materials, and other accessories.
He advised that numerous businesses, private and governmental organizations, and corporate offices employ truck art as a form of product advertising. According to the ambassador, this will not only serve as advertising but will also provide income and develop this distinctive art.