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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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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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THE MAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME

Bhishma was hit, understood he would not heal. The debt of Amba’s death has been avenged by Shikhandi and Arjuna. But he realized that every complaint, the disappointment that came before death was the result of what he had done in the past. Continue reading

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TOKUGAWA IEYASU, THE ASURA

Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. “Rectitude carried to excess hardens into stiffness; benevolence indulged beyond measure sinks into weakness.” Continue reading

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