Does not feel the time goes very fast that 2018 will soon be over, proud moments that are full of achievements fill every second that runs in 2018. For some people in 2018, this is a year that will not be forgotten for them, especially for those who get their achievements at these events held in 2018. This time LongliveIndonesia.com will summarize some of the proud moments that occurred during this long journey in 2018.
1. Organizing the Asian Games
In 2018, Indonesia managed to amaze the world after successfully hosting the 18th Asian Games which lasted from September to September. Indonesia’s success in holding the second largest sporting event in the world also received the spotlight and praise of many international media. In fact, the Opening Ceremony of the 18th Asian Games also managed to become a trending topic on Korean twitter.
Shortly from the 2018 Asian Games event, Indonesia is again believed to be the host of sporting events for disabled athletes in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Throughout this event, Indonesia was considered successful in organizing 3 new annual events held 3 times. This can be seen from the smooth running of the event, starting from the opening of the race to closing. Such great success, of course, makes the name of Indonesia increasingly taken into account in the international world.
2. Being the Big 4 Achievement of Asian Games Medals, the Most Successful in History
Not only did successfully hosting the 18th Asian Games, in this event, Indonesian athletes also managed to carve out extraordinary achievements. Among the 45 countries participating, Indonesia was ranked as the 4th best with 98 medals consisting of 31 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze. This achievement is of course an extraordinary achievement in the world of Indonesian sports at the Asian level.
According to the Menpora, Indonesia’s best record of achievements at the Asian Games took place 56 years ago, precisely at the 1962 Asian Games with the acquisition of 51 medals; of which 11 are in the form of gold. Whereas in the Asian Para Games competition, Indonesia’s position was ranked fifth with a total of 135 medals. With this success, it is appropriate for us to appreciate the struggle of Indonesian athletes and hope that in the following years they will re-create achievements, not only in sports but also others.
3. Successfully Launching Telecommunications Satellite Telkom – 4
In early August, Telkom as one of the state-owned companies officially launched the Merah Putih Satellite at Cape Canaveral, Air Force Station, Florida, United States. The Merah Putih satellite carries 60 transponders (a device on an artificial satellite launched outside space that functions as a signal receiver sent from an active earth station) that can reach the needs of communication and internet facilities in the Southeast Asia region, including Indonesia and also the South Asian region. Considering that Indonesia is an archipelagic country that has 17,508 islands and there are still many areas that are difficult to reach for communication and internet networks, the launch of the Merah Putih Satellite is considered as an answer to meet the communication needs in all corners of the country.
4. The song Agnes Monica Successfully Entered the Billboard Chart
Maybe in 2018, this is one of the years that has not been forgotten by Indonesia’s energetic singer, Agnes Monica. Where Agnes Monica, who is familiarly called Agnesmo, is the only singer from Indonesia whose song is included in the Billboard list of the United States, namely Overdose. “Overdose” who became a newcomer to the Rhythmic Songs charts, ranked 38th, one ranked above the song “Girls Like You” owned by Maroon 5 which featured Cardi B. While on the Airplay R & B / Hip-Hop charts , and Agnez Mo is ranked second on Mariah Carey’s single titled “With You”. Based on Billboard’s data, “Overdose” was ranked for the first time in R & B / Hip-Hop Airplay.
5. Indonesian Horror Film “Satan’s Slave” was named the best Horror film
One of the famous Indonesian directors Joko Anwar’s “Satan’s Slave” won a prestigious award at the 2018 After After Film Film Toronto event. This is a historic achievement in the Indonesian film industry, where local works made in Indonesian have won high appreciation in the eyes of the world. Satan’s Slave also received praise from film director Doctor Strange, Scott Derrickson. He delivered positive reviews through social media. “Satan’s Slaves is a well-made, very scary horror film from Indonesia.
6. Freeport Shares Are Legitimate in Being Owned by Indonesia
This is one of the proudest during a long journey in 2018. Indonesia finally succeeded in seizing Freeport shares by 51.2% after almost 45 years of gold fields in Papua were dredged by American corporations. President Jokowi revealed that PT Freeport Indonesia has now officially moved through PT Inalum. With the majority ownership of the shares, state revenues certainly increase. Right at the end of the year it was also a historic moment because, after decades of operating in Indonesia since 1973, Indonesia finally became the majority owner of Freeport. Later, the income earned by the state will be better.
In addition to these six achievements, you can still find them in various articles on Longliveindonesia.com, a website that discusses Indonesia’s achievements both achieved by individuals, groups and even the government. Hopefully what has been reported by this website during 2018 can provide inspiration to continue working for Indonesia’s optimistic future!