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Indonesia Raya

Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of Indonesian independence. As it’s ramadhan, there was no big event at the ambassador’s house in London this year, just the flag-raising ceremony and the reading of the proclamation of independence. I couldn’t help but remember where I was this time last year. I was in Jakarta watching my baby cousin (I say baby, she’s 17) take part in her school’s Paskibra (the ceremony of raising the flag) and bursting with pride. Every independence day, local neighbourhoods throw a day-long party including sports competitions and live music and everyone has a fun and chilled out day off from everything.

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