Thu, 30 Aug 2018 7:14 pm
Why is Indonesia such a terrible and dangerous country?

Indonesia, terrible and dangerous?

Let me give you an outsider perspective about this awesome country. I'm an Indian, who lives in Malaysia but has great privilege of traveling S. E. A. and I stay in Indonesia for an average of 7 to 10 days a month.

Indonesia is awesome: group of 16,000+ islands calling it a country!!! How fantastic is that. We in India speak unity in diversity and take pride in saying that we have a different language, food, pretty much everything change every 200km; come to Indonesia and see her. Every time I come here, my love towards this country is growing. She grows on you.
She's messy, but there's magic in her madness : This country has the worst of traffic, but I see her improving her infrastructure every time I come. The airport is getting renovated and built. Roads, bridges, she's on fire. Give this country a few more years.
Business sentiment and start up eco system : I can speak in length about this as my job is closely related to funding startups. Venture capital funds are chasing Indonesian start ups. Most active region for VCs and PE I'm APAC is now Indonesia. This country is now what India was around 10 years back in startup ecosystem .
Uber? She has Go-jek, Traveloka, tokopedia and many more: I've met and visited most of these world class start ups from Indonesia. The sentiment here for chasing BIG dream is high.
Malls: The Malls in Indonesia has to be seen to believe. They ooze with luxury and size is mammoth. These malls can give any shopping space in APAC a run for its money. Come and see them for real.
Food: divine. I can write into pages about the diverse food options here. Try the Ox tail soup next.
Disturbingly humble: people in Indonesia will make you totally uncomfortable with their humbleness. One Just wonder how can people be this humble. They really give you respect and the hospitality is seen to be believed. They may not speak fluent English, but they try their level best to communicate and convey what they need to.
Ladies: now, this point is debatable like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, kind. But, men here is lucky, bloody lucky. This country is blessed with some of the most beautiful ladies I have ever met. I tried Tinder a few times and I did wonder, for what reasons will I unlike a lady, I've never been this confused ever.
This country is the largest Islamic population in the world but it's tolerance levels are very high. That doesn't mean it isn't having its trouble with religious extremism, but it handles it definitely better, at least for now.
Party scene: so, you have been to Bangkok, and other widely popular party destinations, then you haven't seen the best party yet. Come to Jakarta!!!! My friends from Jakarta know what I mean….
I can go one and on. I'm not a fan boy of this country, but I do like this place. It has genuinity. They know they are a developing country and we can see the efforts they are putting in to make their country better.

“Terrible”, “dangerous”, etc. are strong words. She's not perfect, so isn't my country as well as yours.

Life is too short for hatred.

Peace Bro.


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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:07 pm
Pertanyaan dan jawaban yang menarik, disadur dari quora.com
If you were 20 years old again, what would you do differently?

- I would not date anyone. It was a total waste of time.
- Work on getting better at skills important to sustain in life and become successful.
- I'd excercise and work out to feel more healthy.
- I'd not try cigarettes.
- I'd be more organised.
- I'd start saving money.
- I'd be nice to each and every person and keep my ego aside.
- I’d start reading books and improve how I write.
- I'd learn how to cook and eat healthy.

All of the above are things I realised now when I'm 25. I know it's not been long since I was 20 but I always feel like I wasted so much of my time.
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