36 Records in Indonesia (Part 3)

Posted on January 19th, 2011 at 11:53 am by Farah Fitriani


Hello, GNFI readers! a couple weeks ago GNFI posted the second part of the 36 records in Indonesia series. have you read them? check it here if you haven’t. now i would like to present the next 6 unbeatable records Indonesia has. i guarantee that you would be so surprised to know them. ready to feel proud?

13. Indonesia is the only member state (excluding those that dissolved or merged with other member states) has unilaterally withdrawn from the UN. During the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation, and in response to the election of Malaysia as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, in a letter dated 20 January 1965, Indonesia informed the United Nations Secretary-General that it had decided “at this stage and under the present circumstances” to withdraw from the UN. However, following the overthrow of the Indonesian regime led by President Sukarno, in a telegram dated 19 September 1966, Indonesia notified the Secretary-General of its decision “to resume full cooperation with the United Nations and to resume participation in its activities starting with the twenty-first session of the General Assembly”. On 28 September 1966, the United Nations General Assembly took note of the decision of the Government of Indonesia and the President invited the representatives of that country to take their seats in the Assembly.

14. Of the twenty-six Thomas Cup tournaments held since 1948-1949, only three nations have won the title. Indonesia is the most successful team, having won the tournament thirteen times. The current cup holder, China, which did not begin to compete until the 1982 series, follows Indonesia with eight titles, while Malaysia has won five titles. if you wonder about Uber Cup, our female teams have won the tournament three times, placing us on the third place after China and Japan. not so bad for an international tournament, right?

Taufik Hidayat, one of the best badminton player in Indonesia

15. Indonesia has always been an important LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4) that has been converted temporarily to liquid form for ease of storage or transportproducer, exporting its first cargo in 1977. It still is the largest LNG producer in the world, exporting LNG from two plants owned by Pertamina, the state oil and gas company. These are Arun, which ExxonMobil operates in North Sumatra island, and Bontang, which liquefies gas from Total, Unocal, and other operators in Kalimantan island. They account for more than 20% of the world’s production.

16. Indonesia is the largest exporter of cloves (in bahasa: Cengkeh), followed by Madagascar, Zanzibar, India and Srilanka. Cloves are also being traded in the international circuit for its derivatives including essential and oleoresins. by the way, Indonesia is also the world’s largest producer of high quality Nutmeg and Mace. Indonesia has close to 75% of the world market share with Granada having nearly 20% of the market share.

Indonesian Nutmeg (in bahasa: Pala)

17. Indonesia is the largest tropical plywood exporter, producing around 80% of the total. The color of Indonesian hardwood plywood are red color, and  the quality of it are attractive for global importers. Indonesia exports plywood primarily to Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea, although the proportion of its exports shipped to these countries has dropped since 1992, due to increased exports to the United States and the European Union.

Indonesian Plywood

18.  Indonesia’s coral reefs are among the most biologically rich in the world, containing an extraordinary array of plant and animal diversity. Today, more than 480 species of hard coral have been recorded in eastern Indonesia, approximately 60 percent of the world’s described hard coral species. The greatest diversity of coral reef fish in the world are found in Indonesia, with more than 1,650 species in eastern Indonesia alone. In fact, Indonesia’s coral reefs help to support one of the largest marine fisheries in the world, generating 3.6 million tons of total marine fish production in 1997. Because many reefs in eastern Indonesia have yet to be surveyed, the actual extent of Indonesia’s biological endowment is still unknown.

News Sources : Huteri, Wikipedia, natgas, spice-trade, forestsmonitor, justlanded, fao, world resources institute.

Photo Sources : matanews, The Jakarta Post, ingpedia, itrademarket, biztrademarket, konservasi laut indonesia, inpex.com.au,

Thanks to Miss Zahra Akbari Ariadji for the news tips!

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