Adinda Bakrie & Seng-Hoo Ong

Jul 27th, 2008, in News, by

LampungAdinda Bakrie marries Seng-Hoo Ong in lavish style in a multi-billion rupiah affair.

The niece of Coordinating Social Affairs minister Aburizal Bakrie, and daughter of former PT Lapindo Brantas owner Indra Usmansyah Bakrie and restauranteur Gaby Djorgie, Adinda Bakrie married Seng-Hoo Ong on July 25th, her new husband himself belonging to a wealthy business family, in Singapore.

Adinda Bakrie & Seng-Hoo Ong.

Wearing traditional clothes in the Lampung style the couple later presided over a lavish reception held at the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Mulia in Jakarta, attended by much of the Jakarta political and economic elite, including, among others:

  • Jusuf Kalla, vice president
  • Agung Laksono, parliament co-chairman
  • AM Fatwa, parliament co-chairman
  • Anwar Nasution, head of Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan
  • Agus Martowardoyo, Bank Mandiri director
  • Hatta Rajasa, State Secretary
  • Chairul Tanjung, businessman
  • Jero Wacik, Tourism minister
  • Surya Dharma Ali, Koperasi minister
  • Bachtiar Chamsyah, Social Affairs minister
  • Ali Alatas, ex-Foreign minister

While some of the performers who entertained the crowd included Vina Panduwinata, Christopher Abimanyu, Memes, and Mike from Indonesian Idol, assisted by the Twilight Orchestra.

The wedding and reception is estimated to have cost about 20 billion rupiah, or over 2 million dollars, with a fair share of this amount likely going to the hired wedding planner from Hollywood, Preston Bailey, who has previously been contracted by Donald Trump, for one or other of Trump’s weddings. waspada

Win Hendarso, the regent of Sidoarjo – the location of the never-ending Lapindo Brantas mudflow disaster – did not attend, perhaps because he wasn’t invited, but sent a bouquet of flowers anyway. inilah

38 Comments on “Adinda Bakrie & Seng-Hoo Ong”

  1. RADEN says:

    please Adinda … give me a break, later you may lose your Indonesian passport, have you given a second thought to marry a Singaporean who looks like Cheng Hoo ? there are thousand better looking Indonesian decent young guys are queuing for your beautiful looking girl …

  2. sputjam says:

    In corporate terms, this would be a cross border merger, overriding unessential stuff like nationalism, race, religion etc. May there be more such events in the future.

  3. kinch says:

    Not a bad example of a woman…(Farah, how do you compare? :)). However can’t be too bright because her hair is in her lunch.

  4. HeavenlySword says:

    Lol I forgot we still have Kalla as our VP..

  5. Odinius says:

    I forgot that Surya Dharma Ali is Koperasi minister 🙂

  6. deSz says:

    Well, every girls has their own dreams for the perfect wedding party.. Special for adinda, have U ever think in your mind about people who are now suffering because of your family’s company? of course U wont never think about it, the most important things only your party looks so PERFECT, the party that every girls will dream on..

  7. kau dan selingkuhanmu says:

    Nothing to talk about.. why should we discuss about someone’s wedding ? so busybody..

  8. kau dan selingkuhanmu says:

    Isn’t Aburizal Bakrie who owns PT.Lapindo Brantas ? But, i dont think mr.bakrie was the main cause of lapindo mudflow disaster anyway..

  9. gOObers says:

    Congratulation Adinda & Seng-Hoo!

  10. Bule Harga says:

    why do hot girls go after goofy-looking guys? oh, cuz he’s rich

  11. kau dan selingkuhanmu says:

    “Why do hot girls go after goofy-looking guys ? Oh, cuz he’s rich”

    hahaha.. you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover

  12. Danni says:

    Seng hoo isnt a singaporean guy, he’s really an indonesian chinese descent, he lived and stayed in singapore tho.

  13. Rad says:

    Gimme a break!

    Those long-suffering people are STILL waiting for help! Because of Bakrie’s company they lost everything…

    Now THIS??

    Dammit, you Bakries don’t have heart…partying on people’s suffering.

  14. Farah says:

    @ Kinch
    So thats your type ? hahahaha ! good luck…

    I could say she and her family will careless about the lapindo victims.
    For sure the wedding been planned months before, when those lapindo’s victim march to Jakarta asking for their future to DPR maybe….

    hehehe maybe she married that (RICH) guy so they could merge company and pay lapindo victims… (eehhhhh???)

  15. Purba Negoro says:

    Of course this is a marriage of political and economic motivation.

    Why else would any attractive woman settle for such hideous features, lady-hands, sharing cosmetic products and a lifetime of premature ejaculation and prepubescent genitalia.

    As per Seng Hoo- why did his family flee to Singapore after making money in Indonesia?
    Parasitic exploitation of the pribumi, illegality and immorality obviously did not figure high in Bakrie’s mind.

    So, which is the better epithet: Gold digger or traitor?

    God willing, their syukurin (come-uppance/just desserts) will be very nasty indeed.

  16. Mindert says:

    Modesty After “Pak Suharto” had passed away, one could read in The Jakarta Post many “letters to the editor” from Chinese Indonesians (including peranakans), paying respect to him but as well, looking into the future, expressing hope for better chances for them in Indonesian society. I read an interview with former coördinating minister of economics and finance mr. Kwik Kian Gie, who made an appeal to his fellow ‘chinese people’ to show quite a bit more modesty regarding their wealth and success. (to start when shopping in the numerous mall’s in Indonesia’s big cities). Unfortunately many people always want to show off. According to mr. Kwik it does not prove good manners and upbringing when you exhibit your social and financial status on the street or where ever.
    This young man Seng-Hoo Ong should realise that being able to spend 20 billion rupia for his wedding was not his own achievement. His grandparents must have worked very hard for bringing all those mony in when they once started their business. Modesty and good breeding does not come from how much mony you have. Human civilised behaviour comes from the inside!

  17. Mal Kulu says:

    So many comments assuming various motives for Seng and Adinda getting married. Has anyone thought that maybe they got married because they love each other? Additionally, they are their own people – do not judge them by actions taken by their elders. While I do not/am not in a position to condone anything done by anyone in the past, why can’t we just leave them alone? Seng is a great person who I had the pleasure of going to school and growing up with in Jakarta, and I’m sure Adinda is a lovely lady. Congratulations to them both on their marriage and may they be blessed with many years together and many children.

  18. Alexa says:

    Rp. 20 billion….over the top and insensitive.

  19. Enigmatic says:

    Alexa Says:

    August 6th, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    Rp. 20 billion….over the top and insensitive.

    True, but then again since when was sensitivity to the plight of other’s a virtue to these fat-cats? Just think Lapindo.

  20. abba72 says:

    It’s disgusting to read this. So many people have loss their homes and suffered miserably in the Lapindo Mudflow incident and constrast with this grotesque flauting of money just to show off. It’s sickening to watch. How about donating back some of this millions you thrown away to help the people in Lapindo that you have made homeless?

  21. janma says:

    While I do not/am not in a position to condone anything done by anyone in the past, why can’t we just leave them alone?

    where’s the fun in that!?

  22. Marz says:

    Congratulation to the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Seng Hoo Ong. Welcome to the new life. You guys are so match:)

  23. Gubraks says:

    money can buy anything 🙂

    right Adinda? 😀

  24. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Marz Says:

    August 19th, 2008 at 10:21 pm
    Congratulation to the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Seng Hoo Ong. Welcome to the new life. You guys are so match🙂

    ?!! Not that I am anti-Chinese; this is the most mismatched couple I’ve ever seen. Beauty and the Beast.

  25. Purba Negoro says:

    Peranakan is not Indonesian word.
    It is Malay- a term of self-aggrandizement coined by Chinese for Chinese to make themselves aristocrats.
    But alas- their blood was Hokkien.

    Seng Hoo Ong is not a name. It just sounds too silly.
    Lee Kwa Yew= name
    Goh Chok Tong= name

    Seng Hoo Ong= silly.

  26. Rob says:

    If you’ve got it flaunt it!

    Was there a pre-nup agreement?

  27. Mickey says:

    “..There are thousand better looking Indonesian decent young guys are queuing for your beautiful looking girl..”

    But are they rich?

  28. Rob says:



  29. Ice Chodolate says:

    I would love to have that kind of wedding… that would be the most unforgettable moment in my life. Beside, if I am a girl with money like Adinda, I would’ve done the same thing.. congratz u two.. about their difference in looks, well ever heard ugly man and pretty lady or handsome guy and ugly girl got married? nothing is perfect in this world 🙂 hehe

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