We have a saying here, “Indonesia always dissapoints. It dissapoints the optimists and the pessimists too.” Our country never quite achieved massive economic growth like China or South Korea, but also at the same time, our country never fell apart like Yugoslavia or Congo did.
nah, a country like Indonesia, a big super diverse country that is both stable and have a high economic growth is really good, in fact, almost a miracle in this modern world lol.
Hey EE! A fan here and a neighbor from Indonesia. Been waiting for EE to talk about Indonesia for years… And now, my life is complete.
嘿伊伊！这里有一位粉丝，还有一位来自印度尼西亚的邻居。多年来我一直在等待 EE 谈论印度尼西亚……现在，我的生活完整了
As an Aussie who visited Bali a lot, I was really surprised to see the growth of Indonesia especially compared to 15 years ago when i visited Jakarta for the first time. It just shows that even in a blink of an eye a country can grow or fall, and it really stupid for people to underestimate Asian country especially in an ever-changing condition like this.
作为一个经常访问巴厘岛的澳大利亚人，我真的很惊讶地看到印度尼西亚的发展，特别是与 15 年前我第一次访问雅加达时相比。这只是表明，即使在眨眼之间，一个国家也可能会崛起或衰落，人们低估亚洲国家真是愚蠢，尤其是在这样不断变化的情况下。
I first learned about Indonesia when I was 6 years old and wanted more than anything to visit, though I live on the opposite side of the world. I finally got to go when I was 19 for two months as part of a volunteering project and it was one of the best summers of my life. I returned for my 30th birthday and spent another month there. I wish nothing but the best for Indonesia. If you can protect your environment while you’re transitioning to an industrial nation, you’ll be a global powerhouse.
我第一次了解印度尼西亚是在我 6 岁的时候，尽管我住在世界的另一边，但我最想去看看。 19 岁时，我终于开始了为期两个月的志愿服务活动，那是我一生中最美好的夏天之一。我回来庆祝我的 30 岁生日，并在那里又度过了一个月。我只希望印度尼西亚一切顺利。如果在向工业国家转型的过程中能够保护环境，那么您将成为全球强国。
I’ve been visiting Indonesia practically once every 4 years, since 1999. And every time I’m astounished (literally blown back) by all the progress I see (a Belgian businessman I met at a bar in Lombok in 2015 even remarked: “Their roads are better than ours”).
This is the stuff I’ve heard from my grandparents and parents about the rebuilding and economic boom of post-war Europe. But on “Asia speed”.
One thing that comes to mind is that most Indonesians still believe they’re a poor and backwards country from the days of the Asian Financial Crisis, and vow to roll up their sleeves to strive to never go back to those days again. I had a discussion with a truckdriver in a truckstop in East Java for instance. He started the familiar apologising for such a poor country. I asked him how much he earned in a month. His eyes went wide when I told him he made twice as much as the average truckdriver in Russia.
自 1999 年以来，我几乎每 4 年访问一次印度尼西亚。每次我都对所看到的所有进展感到惊讶（实际上是震惊）（2015 年我在龙目岛的一家酒吧遇到的一位比利时商人甚至说道：“他们的路比我们的好”）。
Indonesia has immense potential but needs to tackle its corruption problem. The common person person pays an invisible tax because of this.
I’m surprised you didn’t mention how bad the asian financial crisis affected indonesia. I’m honestly still confused on how it’s still in one piece after that and not turn into another Yugoslavia or soviet union
I’m not Indonesian but iv lived here for over 15 years and consider it my home. I am really glad that you did a video on it. It can sometimes be hard not to feel a bit cynical about indonesia. It has so much potential for growth and as you described definitely has the ability to raise the standards of living for its population. However it definitely has some powerful institutional barriers that it will need to overcome first.
我不是印度尼西亚人，但我在这里住了超过 15 年，并把这里视为我的家。我真的很高兴你为此制作了视频。有时很难不对印度尼西亚感到有点愤世嫉俗。它具有巨大的增长潜力，正如您所描述的，它绝对有能力提高其人民的生活水平。然而，它肯定需要首先克服一些强大的制度障碍。
Also, in the last president election, when 2 rivals decided to join together build the country rather continue the rivalry have built even more political stability.. as indonesian, i loves it when everything can be solved peacefully for the sake of our own people.. i likes the video, good or bad, i can learn more things from this.. respect from indonesia
To be honest, the stability score is a little undervalued in my opinion. The Indonesian economy is one of the most resilient economies in Asia in the recent decade after the financial crisis, averaging 4-5% of growth despite any kind of economic circumstances of the world. The country is still growing economically well above the world average after the recovery in 2021 (currently with a growth of 5% compared to the slumping projected 3% world average) and is projected to keep going the next year despite how bad the US and EU economy is right now. Despite facing such a huge obstacle from the COVID pandemic and the global supply chain meltdown. So In my opinion it deserves to have at least a score of 6 or even 7 for its stability.
老实说，我认为稳定性分数有点被低估了。印尼经济是金融危机后近十年来亚洲最具弹性的经济体之一，无论世界经济形势如何，印尼经济平均增长率为4-5%。 2021 年复苏后，该国的经济增长仍远高于世界平均水平（目前增长 5%，而世界平均水平预计将下降 3%），并且预计明年将继续保持增长，尽管美国和欧盟的经济形势多么糟糕经济就是现在。尽管面临新冠疫情和全球供应链崩溃的巨大障碍。所以我认为它的稳定性至少应该得到6分甚至7分。
the EU attempt to sue Indonesia over its decision to stop raw Nickle export and manufacturing value adding nickle based product alone is an indicator that global superpower does not like it when emerging economies are well, going to emerge
I am a Vietnamese and though our country’s economy vision and orientation is different from Indo, my country always consider Indonesia a target to overcome and a good diplomatic relationship. Hope one day Indo can compete comprehensively to China.
Indonesia is already big player in terms of geopolitics, but not quite good in geoeconomics. Because the economy still based on natural resources, so there is limited participation on global supply chains.
But thanks for the current govt plan to make Indonesian economy level up to a downstream-based economy where natural resources will only be processed in the country.
In 2045 Indonesia has a vision to becoming a high-income country. I hope this vision will be in your next content. Thanks
印度尼西亚的愿景是到 2045 年成为高收入国家。我希望这个愿景将出现在您的下一个内容中。谢谢
Indonesia is a happy nation. People can build their dream home, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to live because everything is affordable here.. The only problem is when they go to other countries due to low income. Overall they live happily in this large nation
Much of the positive trends for Indonesia are virtually the same for Philippines. If those two countries united they would be unstoppable and could control the South China Sea. That Union was proposed before in the 60’s and that eventually led to the creation of ASEAN. Those two countries were the primary seafarers in the region long before the Chinese.
印度尼西亚的许多积极趋势与菲律宾几乎相同。如果这两个国家联合起来，他们将势不可挡，可以控制南海。该联盟早在 20 世纪 60 年代就已提出，并最终促成了东盟的成立。早在中国之前，这两个国家就是该地区的主要海员。
As a Singapore citizen, it’s heartening to see good talk on Indonesia. Personally I also wish for Indonesia to prosper and do well in her growth. Thks EE for the additional info in this Vid.
作为新加坡公民，看到有关印度尼西亚的良好言论令人振奋。我个人也祝愿印度尼西亚繁荣发展。感谢 EE 提供此视频中的附加信息。
Fun fact, Indonesia is the only truly functioning democracy in the entire Islamic world. Egypt’s and Turkey’s democracies are still backed by the military to survive, well at least Egypt’s… Erdogan pushed the military out and as we’re seeing its democracy quickly unraveling before our very eyes. Not that being a fully functioning democracy prevents its corruption problems or anything but it’s still noteworthy…
I am an an engineering student in Indonesia, and it is unbelievable how much money the government spend to grow its manufacturing industry. They literally churn out startup left and right, most of them fails but the one who survived literally creating a new industry. Indonesians need to realize if we are united we are unstoppable.