Saturday, April 21, 2007


Indonesians have something with uniforms: the kids have to wear a uniform from primary school until senior high school (girls wear skirts and boys trousers); university students have jackets in the color of their university (University of Indonesia students have yellow jackets, just as Golkar, the political party that backed former dictator Soeharto); security and parking lot guards go in orange or blue; the military, police, and civil servants (their education is militaristic in outlook as well) wear blue, brown or green (civil servants have to wear batik at Fridays ); but office employees sometimes wear uniforms as well (I know of one example that the employees at a notary office asked their boss for uniforms).

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