Last night I and my wife was luckily enough gained ticket to attend meet and greet event to welcome China badminton team which will play to keep current holding Thomas and Uber Cup ( 11-18 May 2008). They come in full team lead by manager Li Yongbo, including world champions such as Lin Dan, Bao ChunLai, Fu Haifeng+Cai Yun, Xie XinFang, etc.
The event held on Sultan Hotel (9 May) attended by a hundred persons invited by China Embassy in Jakarta and sponsored by Bank of China. Pack with some local entertainments, but the rare chance was to get each player's photograph. There was chances to play mini badminton on the stage with Lin Dan, Xie Xing Fang, Gao Ling, and Bao Chun Lai, too!
Hey, I got photo with Lin Dan!
The Thomas and Uber Cup will be aired live on Trans7 and TransTV everyday from 13.00 till night, final match will be on 17-18 May so don't miss it. Ticket price to watch by your own eyes also affordable, from IDR 25000 (qualifying round) to IDR 75000 (final match) for normal ticket. Don't worry if you don't get seat on center court since entire seat in the stadium can watch matches in detail. Also don't worry about your safety. Just have to plan where to park your car.