Tag Archives: Archipelago

REQUIEM OF UNFINISHED STRUGGLE

REQUIEM OF UNFINISHED STRUGGLE. Time passes without leaving a story about an adventurer who never feels tired to rise again until there is a story about the end. That life is never easy, too many conditions, too many interests. Where shrewdness brings disaster and weakness brings blessings. And he went, trying to fight, but history finally did not tell a triumph for him. Continue reading

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GOLD, INFIDELS, AND DEATH

GOLD, INFIDELS, AND DEATH. In the 19th century, Westerners continued their exploration of various parts of Asia to exploit the riches of the so-called colored peoples. In this endeavor, they face various reactions of the local community to which they come. Continue reading

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DUSK IN MALACCA

DUSK IN MALACCA. A story of the history of the attack on the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam under the leadership of Sultan Iskandar Muda to Malacca (Portuguese) in 1629 that failed miserably. According to Portuguese sources, the entire Aceh fleet was destroyed by the loss of 19,000 troops. Continue reading

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ISLAMIC SHARIAH WHO IS AFRAID, A CASE STUDY IN ACEH

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Two men a pair of gay at the whip in the yard of Lamgugob Mosque, District Syiah Kuala. They are convicted of sexual misconduct. They were caned 83 times. The sentence is reduced 2 times or two months of detention, according to the judge’s verdict. Continue reading

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SAMUDERA PASAI AS THE FIRST ISLAMIC KINGDOM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Genealogically, Islam in Indonesia or even Southeast Asia should not forget Pasai as the first point of Islamic-Malay civilization, not merely a replication of Indian or Arab, or Chinese traders or travelers. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SUGAR

These people are only estimates. But because of sugar, Europeans are looking for colonies to grow sugar. New world exploration begins, colonialism followed by oppression takes place. The history of sugar is no less vile than most other tropical products. Strangely, sugar thirst is universal. And sugar is the only product whose production and consumption go up over the last 10,000 years. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SARONG

So this story begins with a sentence, in ancient times. An unknown genius finds a very precious object: a sarong. The shape, a hundred square centimeters of fabric, various shades, two edges linked lengthwise. The English call it sarong and certainly imitate the word Malay, “sarung”. Although they are reluctant to use it. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF COFFEE

In the early days, coffee was only known in Islamic societies in the Arabian peninsula. In the early 17th century coffee began to be traded out of Arabia via the port of Mocha in Yemen. Arab merchants monopolize this commodity for a long time In the 18th century, Europeans began to procreate coffee outside Arabia. Until in 1720, the Dutch shifted Yemen as world coffee exporter. Dutch products obtained from coffee plantations in Java and the surrounding islands, currently Indonesia. Indonesia became the world’s largest coffee producer for almost a century. In 1830 Indonesia’s position as the largest coffee producer shifted Brazil. Until now, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer. Continue reading

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VISITING THE EXHIBITION ACEH TOMBSTONE AS AN ISLAMIC CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

On 9-16 May 2017 Aceh Government through Culture and Tourism Office in cooperation with Mapensa, (Aceh History Concern Society) held an exhibition titled “Aceh Tombstone as the Heritage of Islamic Culture in Southeast Asia” at Museum Aceh. The tombstone exhibit features an original collection of 18 headstones, four from the Samudera Pasai Sultanate, three from the Lamuri Sultanate and 11 collections of gravestones from the time of the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam. Continue reading

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MENGUNJUNGI PAMERAN BATU NISAN ACEH SEBAGAI WARISAN BUDAYA ISLAM DI ASIA TENGGARA

Pada tanggal 9-16 Mei 2017 Pemerintah Aceh melalui Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata bekerjasama dengan Mapensa (Masyarakat Peduli Sejarah Aceh) menggelar pameran bertajuk “Batu Nisan Aceh sebagai Warisan Budaya Islam di Asia Tenggara” di Museum Aceh. Pameran batu nisan tersebut memamerkan koleksi asli 18 batu nisan, empat dari Kesultanan Samudera Pasai, tiga dari Kesultanan Lamuri serta 11 koleksi batu nisan dari zaman Kesultanan Aceh Darussalam. Continue reading

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