12 Sep '17, 11pm

Commentary: Singapore-Indonesia relations at 50, delicate yet interdependent - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: On Thursday (Sep 7), Singapore and Indonesia celebrated 50 years of bilateral ties. Among other events designed to mark the golden jubilee, SingPost and Pos Indonesia issued a coral reef commemorative stamp set . According to SingPost, the delicately interdependent ecosystems of coral reefs are supposed to symbolise “the many ways in which Singapore and Indonesia are working together". Indeed, delicate yet interdependent is an apt way to describe the nature of Singapore-Indonesia relations in the past 50 years. A closer look at the nature of this relationship reveals useful lessons for leaders of both countries. The Singapore-Indonesia joint stamp issue. (Photo: SingPost) ROCKY START Singapore and Indonesia relations have come far since its precarious beginnings. Following the turbulent years of Konfrontasi from 1963 to 1966, bilateral relations between the two ...

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