In his speech he stated that Indonesia is a part of him. "Indonesia bagian dari diri saya," Obama said in Indonesian language fluently. Then he continued his lecture with a brief but striking sentence, such as " Pulang kampung nih (Go home to my village)" which greeted by thunderous applause and a boisterous laughter from the audiences.
Obama also described the profound impressions about Indonesia and Jakarta
where he had ever lived during he was at elementary school. He said that he likes Indonesian foods, like : "Satai”, “emping”, “krupuk”, meatballs, and delicious fried rice.
President Obama explained, in the stage of development, he never expected when he first saw Jakarta. "There was only the Hotel Indonesia and one Sarinah shopping center. Now, the development is already growing rapidly, " he said.
Obama praised Indonesia, including praising its motto “Binneka Tunggal Ika” or Unity in Diversity, and “Panca Sila” or Five Principles.. According to Obama, Unity in Diversity is the foundation for development and democracy. That could be an example to the world in the 21st century.
In Addition, President Obama said, there are three areas which are fundamental in building Indonesia, namely : development, democracy, and religion.
He said that he never imagined connectedness between Jakarta and Chicago. In a democracy, President Obama called Indonesia is a country that adopted a democratic right. He also said that from Sabang to Merauke it should be able to implement democracy. "Development and democracy must grow in tandem in this archipelago," he added seriously.
It is said, Indonesia has also become an example of the transparency. "Having a strong leader in anticipating climate change. We also want education to be strengthened. We want a lot of U.S. students who study in Indonesia and vice versa," said President Obama.