I for one, a Canadian who has lived and prospered here for 22 years, can give testimony that its Indonesia is growing in leaps and bounds.
Indonesian is often bundled with emerging Asian markets that are called the Rising Tigers.
I've often said that “Indonesia is not a rising Tiger but is a Roaring Lion who has just been let out of its cage”.
Indonesian has all the ingredients for being one of the strongest economies in the world soon.
It has one of the lowest costs of labour, abundant natural resources including iron ore, oil and palm oil.
It is located right next door to some of the largest economies including China, Taiwan, and Singapore who have now seen their wages and cost-of-living soar.
With strong leadership from the current President, Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi , and his cabinet I believe Indonesia in the next 5 to 10 years will finally take it’s place as one of the top economic powers of the world.
Naysayers will point to all sorts of problems. They forget one thing that most Indonesians are hard-working honest people. They don’t ask for handouts.
They also don't have weapons and therefore Indonesia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Foreigners must also realize that what has made the country's great in the past is the “Eye of the Tiger”. When American immigrants came in from Ireland, England. Italy, Ukraine Russia etc. over 100 years ago they were willing to work their butts off to establish a strong future for their families.
Unlike most western countries in the world where they feel that they are entitled to everything, Indonesians know that the only way that they will earn money and have a better lifestyle is if they work hard.
Everyone from the factory workers to the grandmas who sweep the streets in the morning are willing to do their share with pride and honor to make Indonesia great.
I for one am very proud and honoured to be able to live and prosper here with my wonderful Indonesian family consistently my lovely wife Azizah who is a fully licensed Notaris and my two boys born in Bali Xander and Darius who someday will contribute to making in Asia prosper and great economic power.
So, you Indonesians celebrating your independence should look forward to a much better future and lifestyle as you show the world what hard work and good planning under strong, unselfish leadership can achieve.
Independence Day (Indonesia)
Flag hoisting ceremony
|Official name||Hari Kemerdekaan|
|Significance||Marks the declaration of independence of Indonesia|
|Next time||17 August 2019|
The obligation to hoist the flag
Flag hoisting ceremony
- Krupuk-eating race
- Panjat pinang (climbing greasy poleof pinang tree)
- Marble in spoon race
- Gunny sack race
- Bottle fishing
- Wooden clog race
- Musical Chair or fight over seats
- Tug of war
- Coin biting
- Pillow fight
- Hitting the kendi terracotta jar blindfolded, similar with piñata
- Slow bicycling
- Balloon bursting
- Balloon dance
- Searching for coins in flour
- Orange dance
- Inserting thread into needle race
- Colouring competition
- Catching the eel race