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A Bit Of Indonesia Overseas

It’s Friday, time for GNFI to share with you light postings :)

We’d like to share with you some Indonesian names, overseas. Of course those names mean something to Indonesia, unlike Lake Tempe in the US (Tempe is Indonesian traditional food), nor Gila River in Colorado (Gila means insane/crazy). Rather, it’s something which has a connection back to Indonesia.

1. Taman Indonesia in Parc Paradisio Conservation Park, Brugelette, Belgium

This 5 hectare park is a unique and special park not only for Europeans but also for Indonesian living in Europe. There you can find Puri Agung Shanti Buwana in the same size as its real castle in Bali, erected on paddy terrace, just like in Ubud.

Minister of Tourism, Jero Wacik during inauguration

Taman Indonesia

Also, you will find Miniature of Prambanan Temple and Gunung stones like Mt Kawi, Tana Toraja buildings, miniature of Borobudur, NTT traditional houses, and giant roots of huge trees just like in Banten.

2. Jakarta Street and Soekarno Street in Morocco

In Jakarta, you’ll find Jl. Casablanca (Casablanca street), while in Morocco, you’ll find Jakarta Street, and Soekarno Street.

Soekarno Streetin Morocco

Jakarta Street in Morocco

3. Kartinistraat (Kartini street) in the Netherlands

Yes, Kartini is Indonesian heroin for her effort to promote woman emancipation back in the 20′s. The Netherlands acknowledges that. There are 4 cities in the Netherlands that adopted Kartini as name of their street: Utrech, Amsterdam, Venlo, and Harleem.

Kartini Street in the Netherlands

4. Lombok District in the Netherlands

In Utrech, there’s a small area called Lombok District. Lombok is one beautiful island next to Bali.

Lombok District, Utrech, the Netherlands (Photography by Onno Kummer)

5. Muhammad Hattastraat (Muhammad Hatta Street) in the Netherlands

Muhammad Hatta was Indonesia’s first vice president and contributed a lot for the country’s independence. Muhammad Hatta street is located in Harleem, the Netherlands.

Muhammad Hattastraat

6. Sutan Sjahrisstraat

Sutan Sjahrir was one of Indonesia’s important figure during struggle for independence. He was also Indonesia’s first prime minister.

Sutan Sjahrir straat

Photo Credit: Onno Kummer (Lombok District)

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3 Responses to “A Bit Of Indonesia Overseas”

  1. ananda says:


    one of many reason, it caused by Holland and Indonesia have many similarity background. IMHO.

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  2. ella says:

    keren …

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  3. ilhamm says:

    cool …

    If i don’t mistake, in jakarta there “terowongan casablanca” and jl. casablanca . :D

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