Check-out Indonesia’s top five viral YouTube videos in the last two years following the recent one: the hilarious police officer from Gorontalo!
The hilarious Norman Kamaru
Gorontalo Police Mobile Brigade’s First Brigadier Norman Kamaru recorded a session of himself dancing and doing a lip-sync of an Indian song, in the middle of his job. The video went viral, and his senior police officers commented negatively to the video. Debate sparks, as people don’t think Norman should be punished.
The poisonous snail Shinta & Jojo
Mid-2010, Shinta and Jojo of near-Bandung Cimahi, West Java, became famous because of their video doing lip-sync of a song “Keong Racun” (literally means poisonous snail). The cuteness of Shinta Nurmansyah and Jovita Adityasari on the video made them nationally known. They even have starred several TV ads!
The whole-world Udin
Udin Sedunia literally means whole-world Udin. “Udin” is a common nickname for people who have the “suffix -udin” on their names. Soaluddin of Selong, central Lombok, created a song which was recorded by his friend. The song makes fun of all names containing “udin”. The clip was hilarious because of Soaluddin’s expression and the lyrics. He then invited by a national TV to record the song.
Star Destroyers float above Kemang
Star Destroyers, Star Wars’ Imperial ships, floated above Kemang, South Jakarta, mid-July 2010. Not for real, of course. During his spare time, a video special effect artist created this video. After the video went viral, it went to some news sites. A news site even asked opinions from space and astronomy experts!
Ardi Rizal, a toddler from Sumatra, became worldwide news because of his unusual habit, learnt from his father: smoking. Ardi was just 2 year old when the video of the news went viral around May 2010. The news raised concerns from the Ministry of Health, which helped the family to cure Ardi’s addiction to cigarettes.