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RAMADAN AND RELATIVITY

If only goodness, time, mass and energy. What distinguishes Ramadan with another month? The experience of sacrifice. Indeed, human wisdom is tested by many things. Hungry, limp, angry. No one can match the value of sacrifice, neither knowledge nor experience. Continue reading

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DUTCH RAID OPERATION AGAINST CUT MEUTIA (1910)

DUTCH RAID OPERATION AGAINST CUT MEUTIA (1910) The heroism of Cut Meutia was obtained at an expensive price, his life. There is a tragic story that we may not see again, a story whereas the children of this nation, shed … 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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THE FALL OF ICARUS, WHEN A MAN TRIES TO REACH THE SUN

We will always get warm and light, we always try to get there. But is it possible to reach that sky, with salvation, blood, prayer, and iron though? Probably not, but life means not because it reaches. Life means by searching. We remember Icarus’s wings trying to reach the sun. He will not (will) arrive. Continue reading

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THE NOBLE VEIL, ODA NOBUNAGA

Why does he think he needs to hide from everyone who knows and loves him? What was he afraid of? What he protected. Someone who does not trust anyone, Oda Nobunaga. What if a bird does not want to sing? Nobunaga replied, “Kill it!” Story when Meeting between Saito Dosan and Nobunaga at Shotokuji Temple. Continue reading

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AGAINST TRADITION IS ACTUALLY VERY OLD TRADITION

People often say that tradition hinders progress. Actually, the human is wrong. No one can escape the past. If young people oppose it, it is also part of the tradition. But if we stick to tradition and do not make changes, then our progress will be too late. It is not the fault of tradition, but our own stiffness. Sticking to tradition or mocking traditions, as well as very old traditions. 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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BEFORE THE PRINCE

A STORY BEFORE THE PRINCE. A fictional story, which tells Machiavelli met Giuliano de Medici. Inspired himself to write The Prince. The starting point of a book of legends, the rest is history. Continue reading

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