I just became a member here to see what's happening. I spotted all the nice photo's of mosques here. I suppose many "dipinjam tanpa ijin". Very easy to make a nice topic with the blood, sweat and tears of others. Is it so difficult to mention the site where you found the picture ?
Hi londoh, currently there has been vociferous debate about whether information on whether online information is considered "public domain" or not.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain
For your information, you may find the original sources of the pics I've posted through the "properties" info on each pic, although I found majority of these sources are second-hand copiers of other ppl's pics, making it rather difficult to discover who originally took these pics in the first place.
I can only find comfort in the belief that the primary purpose of the photographer is identical to mine in posting these pics, which is to propagate and promote the rich and diverse culture of Indonesia.
I think so, as i have talked too Indonesians so many times about this fenomen and when they heard that I was a Belanda they told me that my forefathers stole during 350 years in THEIR country.
Sadly, that is the true historical fact. The Dutch sucked Indonesia dry, using incomes from colonial exploitation to cover one-third of Dutch national budget for most of 1800s, while spending precious little for Indonesians (eg. in 1945, only 5% of Indonesians can read or write, GDP per capita was even lower than most African colonies at the time)
I'm sorry if you are offended bcoz some Indonesians still showed bitterness over events more than 60 years ago.. But Indonesian chattelhood under the Dutch was 350 years, a pretty damn long time indeed.
There is always an easy way out for Indonesians where "anak anjing kompeni" are involved. It is no problem anymore to me as I know the country, after living for 13 years asa "bintang tamu asing" in the biggest "ketoprak humor" in the world.
Not really sure what this is supposed to mean, but my guess is you're one of those bule who found comfort in ridiculing and belittling Indonesia as a manifestation of latent white superiority complex. Too bad you're still earning your living in Indonesia after 13 years, ja?
Keep on going with the good work guys
Thanks for the encouragement, heer londoh. Daag!