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There’s a strange piece of artwork on Jalan Rasuna Said near the Four Seasons Hotel. On closer inspection you can see that the monument is made up of two large sixes, as in “66”. But why? Well it all harks back to 1966 to pay tribute to the students and young people of that era who made three demands (the so-called tritura): 1) abolish the PKI (communist party of Indonesia), 2) reduce prices and 3) disband the cabinet of 100 ministers. Not that many people would know that today of course…

Angkatan 66 Monument





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