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PEUCUT

PEUCUT. Pekuburan “Peucut”, adalah nama sebuah tempat dimana serdadu-serdadu Belanda selama Perang Aceh-Belanda dikuburkan di Banda Aceh. (The “Peucut” cemetery, is the name of a place where Dutch soldiers during the Aceh-Dutch War were buried in Banda Aceh.) Continue reading

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TUANKU ABDUL HAMID

TUANKU ABDUL HAMID. Duta besar pertama kerajaan di Asia Tenggara kepada bangsa-bangsa Eropa. (The first ambassador of the kingdom in Southeast Asia to the Europeans). Continue reading

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PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT

PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT. Witness of the Aceh-Dutch War. Peucut explains, not only how great the resistance of the Acehnese people against the Dutch colonialism, but has shown that the Dutch pay a high price for their presence in Aceh. We must honor and preserve these historical monuments in order to remain a great deal and a warning for posterity that our ancestors have sacrificed much for freedom. Continue reading

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EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ACEH

EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ACEH. The massive exploitation of nature has never been profitable for nature and the surrounding community, which has greatly benefited big investors and government officials who earn fast money. Deforestation of the Nature Reserve area of Kuala Tripa by coal mining companies not only destroys the population but also destroys the area of ancient Sumatran tigers to eat crabs from the Leuser forest through mangrove forests on the coast. Continue reading

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THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS

THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS. Ghost, according to the common sense that circulated in the community is the soul of the deceased, this tradition may be derived from the Hindu-Buddhist heritage in ancient Indonesia is a sign that the deceased person has not reached the perfect level to reach nirvana so that haunts in the world. Continue reading

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POETRY OF THE WANDERER

POETRY OF THE WANDERER. Fate has even surprised a man, in a short number of years. How the same hometown looks so alien when looked at different times, all changed. Continue reading

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THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH

THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH. Coffee culture was not found in Aceh until near the end of the 19th Century. An orientalist who became a sociocultural researcher, Snouck Hurgronye wrote in The Achehnese Volume I, during his research of the Acehnese, “For most ordinary people in Aceh, white water is almost the only drink, from time to time (occasionally) it will drink sugar cane juice, squeezed from the trunk only with a very primitive tool.” Continue reading

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HOW TO TELL HISTORY

HOW TO TELL HISTORY. A good historian knows that he is drawing. He tells something, a circumstance, an event, from a situation he might not see, he does not face. Because the material of history is actually like a canvas of memory. Continue reading

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A SUFI SONG

A SUFI SONG
I have ever felt defeat
Then hide in the cave above the mountain peak
Trying to avoid the sun
Enjoying quiet in meditation Continue reading

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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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