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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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HARLEQUIN AND THE TREE OF HOPE

HARLEQUIN AND THE TREE OF HOPE. I look at the face in front of me. Not too foreign. Akh, I know now! That’s my face before life makes me prosper. Eager, adventurous. The face of a young man, the face of a lover who is kept away from his lover, by circumstance. 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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TAX AND CIVILIZATION

TAX AND CIVILIZATION. Tax is the cost of civilization. We come out of a museum, walk while whistling safely, and know that there’s not much in the world for free, and it’s getting more and more expensive. A nation, difficult to walk without taxes. People’s libraries, urban parks, nursing homes, firefighters, public schools, social assistance without taxes are all in jeopardy of budget shortfalls. 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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ACEH SEPANJANG ABAD

ACEH SEPANJANG ABAD. Buku ini dijadikan sebagai buku induk sejarah Aceh, dikarenakan isinya yang sangat lengkap dan menceritakan fakta sejarah Aceh yang pernah terjadi mulai abad ke-16 hingga abad ke-19. Menurut Prof. Ali Hajmy, buku Aceh Sepanjang Abad karya H. Mohammad Said ini adalah buku yang paling lengkap membahas sejarah Aceh. Buku yang pertama diterbitkan pada tahun 1961 tersebut mengulas tentang keberadaan Aceh sejak awal Masehi sampai abad ke-19. Buku kedua Mengungkapkan dari eskpedisi Belanda kedua ke sampai keadaan Aceh tahun 1945. 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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HISTORICAL REPETITION

HISTORICAL REPETITION. Human life may be written in a different way but the cycle is always the same, so the conclusions are taken by the historians of ancient Persia. But are the conclusions taken by them true? Sometimes we feel had learned from the experiences of people in the past, learn from the mistakes made by people in the past but we subconsciously repeat the behavior of the people before us. Continue reading

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