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Indonesia In 2020 – Your Thoughts Matter (Part V)

Bram Adimas W, Indonesian Student, Singapore

Actually I do not expect many changes to take place between 2009 and 2020 as the duration is very short for major developments. But, who knows what might happen? Some of my visions about the country in 2020 are:

-to achieve the Indonesia Sehat 2010 (Healthy Indonesia 2010) programme
-to achieve the eight MDG goals
-more development in the rural areas
-stable food supply, not just rice supply
-better health, education, communication and transport services; at least one of the best in Southeast Asia

Of course, 2020 is the time for new faces to take over the country. With SBY’s victory in recent presidential election, it is predicted that there will be new faces coming in the 2014 election. I am also hoping that the economy will grow between 7 – 8% by then. The most important thing, Indonesia should be able to clinch back its position in sports, academic and hopefully the national soccer team could make it to the World Cup by 2018. We all hope for the better Indonesia.

Charles Marantyn, Indonesian Student, Singapore

Things are looking bright for Indonesia now, and definitely brighter, in 2020.

First thing, I am convinced that Indonesia will join the ranking of the BRIC as it will emerge as a powerhouse in Asia, especially Southeast Asia. By then, it is possible to say that Indonesia would have established a strong or at least, balanced economic blueprint, looking at the progress Indonesia has made at decentralization and regional autonomies, etc.

In 2020, Indonesia will be a dynamic democracy whereby youths will be a large majority in the national workforce. This is good news because, creative industry will sprout in Indonesia, and talents that we are getting overseas right now, will be used effectively by then. This will project Indonesia as a great market with a large pool of skilled individuals making Indonesia THE hub to go to.

In 2020, possibly the best thing that is going to happen is that, Indonesia will be world renowned, possibly going from a misunderstood nation, to a nation where everyone is aware of. Bali will not be the only gateway to Indonesia by then, as other tourist attractions in Indonesia will flourish.

Socially and culturally, as any other nation experiencing growth economically, a homogeneous society will be born, one that is materialistic and urbanized, Indonesia is no exception, although, not necessarily westernized in our case. I am guessing (or hoping), nationalism will still be a strong element as it has always been in the hearts of Indonesians.

And possibly my odd-assumption will be, Indonesia will be a green nation by 2020, if the current green-roadmap is improved annually. It is a factor that most of people overlook, but something that is definitely growing in trend and Indonesia is striving for (ironic, looking on the amount of greenery we have).

One thing I am sure of though,  if Indonesia was once a Tiger, in 2020, it will be the Beast.

Ahmad Abijan, IT Engineer, Surabaya (Indonesia)

I am not really sure, but i think Indonesia will someday outperform India in term of stability, growth, and international image. India is in good condition now, but considering the huge population, poverty, and radicalism, I think it is still a very long way to go to prosperity.

Indonesia, has everything in natural resources, and india does not. And this will create a great jump for indonesia’s prosperity in 2020. I wish all the best for Indonesia.

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Indonesia In 2020 – Your Thoughts Matter (Part IV)

Yulfikar Yurnaidi, Student, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia in 2020? Well, to imagine a country in 10 years to come, let’s see what 10 years before tells us. In 1999, Indonesia just barely recovered from its financial disaster, struggling with political instability and security problem. It was kind of difficult to imagine Indonesia present days with appraisal here and there. So it will also be difficult to imagine the future of  Indonesia. Nevertheless, subtle hints are everywhere. One thing for sure, it will be awesome and breath-taking. Just see how our elite politicians accept the election’s result without further ado. No anarchy, no groundless protest, no resentment. Or see how our economic growth starts exceeding the predictions. You will find more and more hints on GNFI websites.

But the most interesting and unpredictable thing is the nowadays youngster. Yes, those sprout who will grow and shape the garden of Indonesia. For present generation, 2020 will be the future they always dream about. But for them, it will be the first step towards their own paths and dreams of their own future. Indonesia 2020 will be an era where everyone is motivated to do something for their country, no matter how small it is. What, when, where and how become no more the question here. It’s all about the spirit. Those Indonesia-branded brains who wander and nurture themselves around the world will move as one with the ones who develop Indonesia from inside. For your record, Indonesia ALWAYS has the potential to become a big nation. The problem is that it is not fully utilized yet considering the real conditions. But Indonesia 2020 will provide it all. And those nowadays youngster will become the front guard of their own fields. Equipped with unwavering nationalism and personal skill, they are ready to realize their dreams. And from there, the golden age of Indonesia will start.

Kenji San, Aviation Student, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

With huge current development and many more to come, people will see The Real Indonesia with dilated eyes. These powers emerged during the last few years from the country that had been gone through global crisises. The “bitter lessons and experiences” made Indonesia learn everything about how to survive and move forward, seems like immune system through body, I’d say. And this is the real power of Indonesia. Finally in the year of 2020 we wouldn’t hear where-is-Indonesia-from-Bali-type-of-question anymore, because everyone on every corner of earth will know Indonesia very well. And Indonesians, will be more understand how to have a good living in their beloved country as well, peacefully.

Augusto Neves, Teacher, Sao Paolo (Brazil)

I am sure, Indonesians have long been taught that they lived in “the country of the future”. With its vast territory, natural resources and economic potential, its people were led to believe that Indonesia had a guaranteed place as one of the world’s leading countries.

I have been to Indonesia for few times, and I found that the promise of a bright future has not come fully. My country, Brazil, is one of the economic mammoth in Latin America, probably will soon in the world alongside with China, India, and Russia. In recent issue, Morgan Stanley has delivered their confidence that Indonesia should be included in that new elite group. In 2020, with this current pace and stability, Indonesia will be inevitably one of major world power with strong economy and political influence. Indonesia  is nicely located between two Asian giants, China, India, and i think they’ll never leave Indonesia behind, as one of their mean to add to their already high growth. In 2020, Indonesia will overtake India as world’s 2nd fastest growing country after China.

For now, please please invest more in education and infrastructure. Currently, Brazil’s GDP is $1.8 trillion, while Indonesia is $0.98 trillion…not too far, considering that your economic outlook is always positive. I think, your aircraft industry should be reactivated, just like Brazil’s Embraer.

Be vigilant of your competitors. Come visit Brazil one day, Mr. Akhyari.

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Indonesia In 2020 – Your Thoughts Matter (Part III)

Arya Lukito, Carbon Energy Expert, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Indonesia 2020, hmm…its difficult for me to have clear imagination on how it would looks like. Advanced ? high tech living ? Anyhow, according to my perception, Indonesia will most likely transforming itself into an advance and fast growing nation as we see many moderate improvements in the country during this recent years. I can say its not impossible for us to position our self as high as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in the next 11 years. Or even, we could be higher than it ? Who knows !

However, there is one main issue I like to bring up in here. I would say if Indonesian capital might be moved from Jakarta already on 2020. As we seen Jakarta condition now which I personally don’t know how to explain it by words. We need new capital city which has more stable infrastructure and stable population. It will be much better for the government operational activities especially in a place with a good infrastructure. My feeling is Surabaya could be a good candidate for this since it is considered as medium metropolitan and it has much stable infrastructure and much less populated than Jakarta.

Rinto, Student, Singapore

It will be one decade to go…The Republic of Indonesia will be free of corruption and terrorism threat. Every single Indonesian is living in the comfortable house and without worries of their safety in the country. And when you visit other country, you will find more and more products stated” MADE IN INDONESIA’’ win over  china market. With stable leadership(somebody will take over SBY, hopefully he/she is somebody who is visionary person to enable Indonesia become an art, technology, business, financial, tourism and education Empire in region and international). In Bureaucracy perspective, Indonesian won’t wait weekly to get their document approval, at that time every things are done electronically and can be very convenience even in country side. Hopefully “KEADILAN SOSIAL BAGI SELURUH RAKYAT INDONESIA” Can be achieved at 2020. Every single land will get the benefit of the huge development.

In 2020 hopefully Indonesia can become the 2022 FIFA World Cup host country that attract soccer maniacs all over the world to visit our nation and see how fast Indonesia are growing and how good is Indonesian. Indonesian will much more contribution in worldwide achievement.


Michele Marcolini, Tour Guide, Florence (Italy)

I heard about the bombing in Jakarta while my friends were already onboard of Emirates to Jakarta.  I never have any doubt in Indonesia to fight terrorism, so I have decided to go to Bali and Lombok this October 2009 with my wife and my little baby. Several days ago there was a good and (always) positive outlook on Indonesia’s economy in Bloomberg Channel, in which I found that Indonesia will be the major power in Asia by 2030. When someone talks about Asia, there’s only two things crossing my mind, one is the Chinese, second is noodle. And I am so much convinced that in 2020, Indonesia will instantly cross my mind when someone talks  about Asia. It is something the world has to deal with.

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Indonesia In 2020 – Your Thoughts Matter

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Dito Hendarto, Student, London (United Kingdom)

Indonesia, as one a country with the 4th largest population in the world, definitely has competitive advantages in the world.  Indonesia is the big market for almost every product. The local Market is so big, that the money circulation within the country can keep Indonesia away from Global Crisis, that has been happening in almost every country in the world, including Indonesia’ neighbor countries such as Singapore and Malaysia for the last 10 years.

This factor with the combination of natural resources has enabled the economic of Indonesia to grow positively from 2009 to 2019. Investors are now having high confidence in putting more investment in Indonesia. Consequently, Indonesian currency becomes stronger and Indonesian Stock exchange is still lying to highest point.  I can see clearly, that in 2002, Indonesia is considered as one of strongest country in Asia along with China, and India.

Another critical factor for Indonesia that boasted the economy is the technology capability. Indonesia has successfully launched the first satellite into orbit in 2014. Not only rocket, Indonesian scientists have developed high quality electronic products such as hand phones, Computers, TV, and other high-tech products. Well known electronic producers like Samsung, and Sony now have to compete with the electronic product from Indonesia which have been global key player.

Georgiana Ata Jane Michaella, Student, Singapore (Singapore)

When asked about what Indonesia will look like in 11 years to come, my brain is overwhelmed with ideas I got from watching TVs, watching cartoon movies, flying car, robotic things everywhere, and all the hi-tech things. But that might be for my own illusion, coz it seems too far away to reach that.

While in 2020, I think of Indonesia being a developed country (well, now we are a developing-country). I have no idea why we are lagging behind Japan or Singapore even we do have everything needed to be as developed as them.  A much stronger currency, no more bombs, all Indonesians everywhere on earth are proud to be Indonesians, that’s what I see in 2020.

I have no too-good-to-be-true dream for Indonesia, by making it a country everyone can proud of.

I do love Indonesia, and i am so very proud to be an Indonesian citizen. I wanna marry Indonesian too, even i have been living abroad for many years.

Olaf Bergen, Marketing Manager, Oslo (Norway)

I’ve never been to Indonesia, but came to know from your blog and  I eventually become a loyal reader. Indonesia cannot be stopped to become major world’s power in 2020 and will become stronger in 2050. A friend of mine who just came back from Java said that the people there are very much friendlier than any other people on earth. That is truly a very good resources. Economically, Indonesia should really liberalize more, and attract more investors. China did it ! India? You can easily overrun them. Trust me on this… If you need to find Indonesia in 2020, find it up there in the sky.


Thank you guys, your thoughts really matter!

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