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Old 04-10-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Come to think of it there are couple of similarities of pattern between japan and indonesia, one populated island, highly urbanized capital city that are formed by absorbing villages (except in japan these villages are highly organized despite as packed as jakarta), one traditional cultural capital kyoto vs yogyakarta both are ex capital city, disfuntioned royalties, both consume loads of seafood and rice, lack in english language skill, high believe in mystictism etc. But japan beats indonesia easily lol, being super ultra modern country with so much to offer.

And whatever i said is simply being too biased.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Australia/SK, two developed countries that are extremely different. One very homogenous, the other fairly diverse. The very different reasons to attract makes it interesting in terms of seeing what people gravitate towards.

Indonesia versus Japan is two large archipelagic nations that are very different. One's incredibly chaotic and the other is run like a swiss clock.

I don't quite understand your point though. They have to be as similar as possible to be compared, is that right?
Not necessarily, but some things are too different to be compared, not comparable. It's like saying comparing Lubbock, Texas with Hong Kong.

I guess Australia and SK is a valid comparison but I think Australia would take it easily.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Come to think of it there are couple of similarities of pattern between japan and indonesia, one populated island, highly urbanized capital city that are formed by absorbing villages (except in japan these villages are highly organized despite as packed as jakarta), one traditional cultural capital kyoto vs yogyakarta both are ex capital city, disfuntioned royalties, both consume loads of seafood and rice, lack in english language skill, high believe in mystictism etc. But japan beats indonesia easily lol, being super ultra modern country with so much to offer.

And whatever i said is simply being too biased.
Japan and New Zealand have similarities. Both are long island chains a similar distance from the equator (Japan is 32 to 45 deg N of the equator, NZ is 34 to 46 deg S of the equator), both have a mountainous spine, linguistic similarities ('Taranaki' in New Zealand sounds Japanese).
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:10 PM
 
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India vs. China
Maldives vs. Palau
Sri Lanka vs. Taiwan
Burma vs. North Korea
Thailand vs. Philippines
Laos vs. Cambodia
Vietnam vs. Malaysia
Hong Kong vs. Singapore
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Japan and New Zealand have similarities. Both are long island chains a similar distance from the equator (Japan is 32 to 45 deg N of the equator, NZ is 34 to 46 deg S of the equator), both have a mountainous spine, linguistic similarities ('Taranaki' in New Zealand sounds Japanese).
And i forgot that we were once occupied by the Japanese, how we divided subvillages or urban neighborhood localities district deep down to rt/rw, were vertically divided like in Japan.

Hmmm Japan vs New Zealand, you know who will take the credit
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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I agree that if compare : INDONESIA vs THAILAND or because some or many have similarities than Indonesia vs Turkey ( not proper )
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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The only thing that Indonesia and Turkey have in common is that, they're both less serious Muslim country.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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for visiting...

Turkey vs. Indonesia
Azerbaijan vs. Jordan
Israel vs. Lebanon
Palestine vs. Timor-Leste
Iraq vs. Syria
Kuwait vs. Oman
Bahrain vs. Brunei
Qatar vs. United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia vs. Iran
Uzbekistan vs. Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan vs. Tajikistan
Yemen vs. Afghanistan
Pakistan vs. Bangladesh
Nepal vs. Bhutan
India vs. China
Maldives vs. Palau
Sri Lanka vs. Taiwan
Burma vs. North Korea
Thailand vs. Philippines
Laos vs. Cambodia
Vietnam vs. Malaysia
Hong Kong vs. Singapore
Kazakhstan vs. Mongolia
South Korea vs. Japan
Fun thread, lets see!

Turkey
Azerbaijan
Lebanon
Palestine
Syria
Oman
UAE
Saudi Arabia
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Yemen
Bangladesh
Nepal
China
Maldives
Taiwan
Burma
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Hong Kong
Mongolia
Japan

I went by which I would rather visit.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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wow.. You choose hong kong over singapore ?? Your so called home away from home..

Never thought you would "betray " us.. A half singaporean...lol

lol!
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:01 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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Come to think of it there are couple of similarities of pattern between japan and indonesia, one populated island, highly urbanized capital city that are formed by absorbing villages (except in japan these villages are highly organized despite as packed as jakarta), one traditional cultural capital kyoto vs yogyakarta both are ex capital city, disfuntioned royalties, both consume loads of seafood and rice, lack in english language skill, high believe in mystictism etc. But japan beats indonesia easily lol, being super ultra modern country with so much to offer.

And whatever i said is simply being too biased.
in Jakarta often held Japan festival "Matsuri " whether you know it or see it , I often follow seem very crowded and much less funny seeing people wearing Japanese costumes anime with various forms .youngsters Jakarta very excited to celebrate this festival,

Jakarta-Japan Matsuri 2013 - YouTube
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