History UsefulNotes / Indonesia

17th Aug '16 8:09:41 PM ChrisX
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** It kind of continues with the Toku love. For the first time ever, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-24/power-rangers-dino-charge-cast-revealed-at-power-morphicon-4/.77967 after the cast announcement]] of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', an Indonesian actor/stuntman, Yoshi Sudarso, will take part as one of the main core cast, as the Blue Ranger!

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** It kind of continues with the Toku love. For the first time ever, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-08-24/power-rangers-dino-charge-cast-revealed-at-power-morphicon-4/.77967 after the cast announcement]] of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', an Indonesian actor/stuntman, Yoshi Sudarso, will take part as one of the main core cast, as the Blue Ranger!Ranger! Even moreso in the successor show, ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'', the Blue Ranger is also Indonesian, Yoshi's younger brother Peter, in fact.
17th Aug '16 8:00:29 PM ChrisX
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Conspiracy theories aside, a lot of people seem to forgive Suharto after his death. Despite his corrupt and totalitarian regime, Suharto did pull an economic BackFromTheBrink for Indonesia after the 30th September Movement, the reason being the previous president, Soekarno, was a complete ideologist who'd rather stick to his anti-Western ideologies rather than accepting aid from USA.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Conspiracy theories aside, a lot of people seem to forgive Suharto after his death. Despite his corrupt and totalitarian regime, Suharto did pull an economic BackFromTheBrink for Indonesia after the 30th September Movement, the reason being the previous president, Soekarno, was a complete ideologist who'd rather stick to his anti-Western ideologies rather than accepting aid from USA. Not to mention, as the above, Suharto also suppressed the tension between Indonesia and Malaysia, in which most citizens have been kinda sick of that, the tension only flared up again once he was deposed.
17th Aug '16 7:50:41 PM ChrisX
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!!Early History



!!Golden Age - Hindu Kingdom/Empire



!!Muslim Era - Invasion of European Foreigners (mostly Dutch East Indies)



!!UsefulNotes/WorldWarII - Independence to New Order



One general, Abdul Harris Nasution, escaped and reported this to his superiors. Led by Suharto, the Army pinned the blame on the politically powerful PKI: members, suspected sympathizers, and in some cases their families, were rounded up, jailed, tortured and killed by the hundreds of thousands. Eventually, with its leaders dead and its members driven underground, the once-millions strong PKI was banned, and the incident is hushed up as a Communist takeover attempt. As this went on, Sukarno had lost even more support and the nation elected Suharto. His first attempt to usher in his regime, called "Orde Baru" (New Order), included mending the relationship with United Nations. Along with that, Indonesia experienced a great deal of economic growth, and it looked like Indonesia would prosper HappilyEverAfter... or is it?

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One general, Abdul Harris Nasution, escaped and reported this to his superiors. Led by Suharto, the Army pinned the blame on the politically powerful PKI: members, suspected sympathizers, and in some cases their families, were rounded up, jailed, tortured and killed by the hundreds of thousands. Eventually, with its leaders dead and its members driven underground, the once-millions strong PKI was banned, and the incident is hushed up as a Communist takeover attempt. As this went on, Sukarno had lost even more support and the nation elected Suharto. His first attempt to usher in his regime, called "Orde Baru" (New Order), included mending the relationship with United Nations. Along with that, Indonesia experienced a great deal of economic growth, and it looked like Indonesia would prosper HappilyEverAfter... or

Or
is it?
it?

!!Reformation Era - Present Day



However, DemocracyIsFlawed. Thanks to Indonesia's rather poor foundation left behind by Suharto, they might not be that prepared with their democracy, with how economy is still plummeting and overall people are quick to lose trust to governments (it doesn't matter who's in charge: Gus Dur, Megawati, SBY, Jokowi, all of them have their shares of supporters and [[VocalMinority very loud detractors]] [[UnpleasableFanbase that would call them corrupt, whatever it is they do.]]) due to many unfulfilled promises, the poor still largely untaken care of, causing a lot of demonstrations and the normal people usually living in fear of riots of other, poorer normal people, and above all else, ''corruption still at large''. [[SelfDeprecation Welcome to Indonesia today, folks.]]

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However, DemocracyIsFlawed. Thanks to Indonesia's rather poor foundation left behind by Suharto, they might not be that prepared with their democracy, with how economy is still plummeting and overall people are quick to lose trust to governments (it doesn't matter who's in charge: Gus Dur, Megawati, SBY, Jokowi, all of them have their shares of supporters and [[VocalMinority very loud detractors]] [[UnpleasableFanbase that would call them corrupt, whatever it is they do.]]) due to many unfulfilled promises, the poor still largely untaken care of, causing a lot of demonstrations and the normal people usually living in fear of riots of other, poorer normal people, and above all else, ''corruption still at large''.

[[SelfDeprecation Welcome to Indonesia today, folks.]]
17th Aug '16 7:48:21 AM crimsonsnow
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* Following Islamic dietary laws, pork gets an ''extremely'' bad rap in Indonesia. If a restaurant serves pork as a dish, the government requires that they use separate utensils for cooking the food and they also need to pass a qualification to show that they serve kosher (or rather, ''halal'') food. Bypassing this law is subject to criminal prosecution and can earn you long jail terms.

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* Following Islamic dietary laws, pork gets an ''extremely'' bad rap in some parts of Indonesia. If a restaurant serves pork as a dish, the government requires that they use separate utensils for cooking the food and they also need to pass a qualification to show that they serve kosher (or rather, ''halal'') food. Bypassing this law is subject to criminal prosecution and can earn you long jail terms.terms



** About the pork. There are still considerable people that eat it, mostly from two ethic group, Chinese and Batak. The pork ranged from soup based to roasted crispy. Trust me, its very delicious. The best one are usually in Sumatra. How to find restaurant that serve pork in Indonesia? It's easy in some cities in Sumatra. Especially Medan, with its high population of Chinese and Batak. Some restaurant in Javanese cities also serve Pork, though you have to take an extra step. Ask the waiter for the "secret pork menu". Why? Because of that damn radical Islam group FPI. Moderate have no problem with it.

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** About the pork. There are still considerable people that eat it, mostly from two ethic group, ethnic groups, Chinese and Batak.Batak. It's also quite prevalent in the eastern parts of Indonesia. The pork ranged from soup based to roasted crispy. Trust me, its very delicious. The best one are usually in Sumatra. How to find restaurant that serve pork in Indonesia? It's easy in some cities in Sumatra. Especially Medan, with its high population of Chinese and Batak. Some restaurant in Javanese cities also serve Pork, though you have to take an extra step. Ask the waiter for the "secret pork menu". Why? Because of that damn radical Islam group FPI. Moderate have no problem with it.




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* Magnus Bane, a character in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is specifically stated as Half-Dutch Half-Indonesian. The author was inspired by a painting of Dutch EastIndie.
17th Aug '16 7:39:41 AM crimsonsnow
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** Fried banana. This uses a different kind of banana than what is typically served as a dessert.

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** Fried banana. This uses a different kind of banana than what is typically served as a dessert.Indonesians don't really differentiate between bananas and plantains, so anything goes.



* And no, there's no 911 in Indonesia. Sorry.

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* And no, there's no 911 in Indonesia. Sorry. We do have other numbers though, 110 (police), 118 and 119 (ambulance), 115 (National Search and Rescue Brigade), 129 (Natural Disaster Post), until 113 or 1131 (fire brigade).
10th Aug '16 8:25:15 PM Willbyr
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* Are you a FightingGame fan who likes going to Arcades? Well, you won't really like living in Indonesia, for Arcade booths are sorely lacking them (said to be too violent for kids), and if they are, they don't receive good maintenance and most games look outdated, with the exception of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' machines (mainline series and Tag Tournament). Racing simulations (such as InitialD) or shooters (such as ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'') are more common, though. And you'll mostly find the fighter machines in theaters, rather than concentrated in one place.

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* Are you a FightingGame fan who likes going to Arcades? Well, you won't really like living in Indonesia, for Arcade booths are sorely lacking them (said to be too violent for kids), and if they are, they don't receive good maintenance and most games look outdated, with the exception of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' machines (mainline series and Tag Tournament). Racing simulations (such as InitialD) ''Manga/InitialD'') or shooters (such as ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'') are more common, though. And you'll mostly find the fighter machines in theaters, rather than concentrated in one place.
8th Aug '16 7:54:40 PM NoxCaelis
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** BadassArmy: The Kopassus (''Komando Pasukan Khusus'', i.e. ''The'' Special Forces) have tales of rampant badassery throughout its ranks. Some of it even stray into the supernatural sometimes, the most famous being one tale where a Kopassus soldier ''shrugging off a sniper round to the temple'' in a live-fire exercise. Or the rumor of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism in a very harsh condition]].

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** BadassArmy: BadassArmy:
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The Kopassus (''Komando Pasukan Khusus'', i.e. ''The'' Special Forces) have tales of rampant badassery throughout its ranks. Some of it even stray into the supernatural sometimes, the most famous being one tale where a Kopassus soldier ''shrugging off a sniper round to the temple'' in a live-fire exercise. Or the rumor of [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty cannibalism in a very harsh condition]].condition]].
*** Pasukan Garuda (lit. Garuda Forces) or Garuda Contingent, Indonesian Peacekeepers drawn from the military, likes to invoke this using Debus arts. Debus is basically a martial-turned-performance arts that shows supernatural strength like slicing your own limbs unharmed, stabbing yourself with a spear ''unharmed'', eating fire ''[[RuleOfThree unharmed]]'', and hand crushing candlenuts to pieces without any tools. Debus is usually performed between fellow peacekeeping forces, so it's likely done impress other country's contignent.
8th Aug '16 7:16:55 AM anza_sb
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* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', Jakarta is mentioned as one of the cities where the crime organization Syndicate did one of their acts.
17th Jul '16 10:41:26 AM nombretomado
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** Of course, this list would be incomplete without the mention of Gajah Mada. While he is remembered as something of the Indonesian ChuckNorris it is easy to forget that most of his accomplishments came from his politics rather than any physical power he had. That's especially true when those accomplishments include creating the strongest empire in Southeast Asia.

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** Of course, this list would be incomplete without the mention of Gajah Mada. While he is remembered as something of the Indonesian ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris it is easy to forget that most of his accomplishments came from his politics rather than any physical power he had. That's especially true when those accomplishments include creating the strongest empire in Southeast Asia.



* {{Badass}}: Gajah Mada - it's still a wonder why he hasn't been considered the Indonesian version of ChuckNorris.

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* {{Badass}}: Gajah Mada - it's still a wonder why he hasn't been considered the Indonesian version of ChuckNorris.Creator/ChuckNorris.
4th Jul '16 2:23:07 PM anza_sb
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[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' mentions a little tidbit about [[GiantSpider Acromantulas]]: they are native to the island of Borneo.



[[AC: Web Comics]]
* The island of Sulawesi is mentioned [[http://xkcd.com/256/ in]] [[http://xkcd.com/273/ a]] [[http://xkcd.com/802/ few]] [[http://xkcd.com/850/ strips]] [[http://xkcd.com/1555/ of]] ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''.



* There are two Indonesians that have gotten an entry in Website/BadassOfTheWeek. The first is Iko Uwais, for his badassery and action scenes in ''Film/TheRaid''. The second one is from Indonesian history... but surprisingly, it's not Gajah Mada: it's Raden Wijaya, for his screwing over the Mongols by making sure Kublai Khan's last invasion would be the one he got on Singhasari (before he changed it to Majapahit)

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* There are two Indonesians that have gotten an entry in Website/BadassOfTheWeek. The first is Iko Uwais, for his badassery and action scenes in ''Film/TheRaid''. The second one is from Indonesian history... but surprisingly, it's not Gajah Mada: it's Raden Wijaya, for his screwing over the Mongols by making sure Kublai Khan's last invasion would be the one he got on Singhasari (before he changed it to Majapahit)Majapahit).
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