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Poster Dilli Offline
Posted 18 Aug 07 11:14
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As always, Jakarta decked itself in red and white for the (62nd) Independance Day Celebrations
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#59099 - 18 Aug 07 11:23 Re: Merah Putih [Re: Dilli]
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
The original Hotel Indonesia was built with Japanese money (WWII reparation funds) using slave laborers. Not sure about anyone else, but with that history, it'd be pretty hard to call it a "national treasure."

BTW, there are 3 other hotels around the archipelago all built using the same Japanese money, in exactly the same style, can anyone name them?

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#59100 - 18 Aug 07 11:33 Re: Merah Putih [Re: riccardo]
kenyeung Offline
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Registered: 16 Apr 07
Posts: 2374
Loc: Indonesia
You're not proud of the fact that Sukarno asked an American to design Hotel Indonesia?

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