IF YOU’RE worried about how much you pack, rest easy.
Nothing could come close to the extravagance of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.
His Royal Highness packed an estimated 460 metric tonnes — yes, you read that correctly — of luggage ahead of a nine-day visit to Indonesia.
In case you’re wondering, that weighs more than three blue whales’ worth.
According to the Jakarta Post, the colossal cargo included not one, but two Mercedes Benz limousines, as well as two electric lifts.
Local air freight provider Pt Jasa Angkasa Semesta told the newspaper it will take 572 workers to deal with the huge amount of stuff the King is dragging along.Suddenly the idea of wrestling with your suitcase to jam in an extra pair of shoes doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
King Salman’s visit to Indonesia is part of a rare, month-long tour of Asia.
He arrived in Malaysia last week, and was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Najib Razak before being whisked away to a state ceremony. He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute, and invited to inspect an honor guard.
Saudi royals are known for travelling in grandiose style.
According to the Washington Post, the King booked all 222 rooms in the Four Seasons hotel when he visited the US capital in 2015.
The paper reported the same year, he was criticized by locals when his 1000-person delegation forced the closure of a popular beach in the French Riviera.
The King will visit Brunei, Japan, China, the Maldives and Jordan over the next few weeks, in a bid to create stronger economic ties in the region.