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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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ACEH THE FIRST SOVEREIGN COUNTRY TO RECOGNIZING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE NETHERLANDS

At the end of the 16th century until the early seventeenth century the Dutch freed themselves from the Spanish colonialism, Prince Maurice proclaimed the establishment of an independent and sovereign Republic of the Netherlands. As a result, the Dutch people made a long war against the power of Spain as the largest imperialist state at the time.

At that time, countries in Europe have not dared to recognize the independence of the Netherlands, for fear of the power of Spain. So Prince Maurice as the newly established chairman of the Republic of the Netherlands is making friends and support to other parts of the world, Asia. Continue reading

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CIVILIZATION WITHOUT WRITING

Sultanate of Aceh, the last independent sultanate in the archipelago. Defeat in the war against the Dutch. As a sign of modern times, when the oral tradition conquered by writing. Aceh war is the end of civilization without written in Indonesian. Continue reading

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CUMBOK WAR, A SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN ACEH (1946-1947)

CUMBOK WAR, A SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN ACEH (1946-1947) The Blood of the People Revolution and the End of Traditional Rule in Aceh. Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF INDONESIAN POETRY

Poetry just relies on words, without tools, this is where the difficulty a writer or carrier poetry to convey the deepest feelings to the audience. Continue reading

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