Hooray! Indonesian Independence Day

Today is August 17th. It is 70 years ago that Indonesia was freed from 3 centuries of Dutch oppression and slavery. On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from The Netherlands. This declaration of independence was met with much difficulty and disagreement from the Dutch rulers. Four years of unrest and diplomatic meetings followed. Finally, in 1949, the … More Hooray! Indonesian Independence Day

Indonesia Raya – The Indonesian Anthem

This upcoming Friday on August 17 Indonesia celebrates it’s independence day. I’ve already written a little bit about my own family background and my Indonesian roots in a previous entry (Poof – family history). For a detailed story about what happened in WWO2 in Indonesia and how the country declared it’s independence from the Dutch … More Indonesia Raya – The Indonesian Anthem