Archive for September 2012

Kerkoff Peutjoet Gate

Kerkoff Peutjoet Gate

Kerkoff derived from the Dutch word meaning grave, while Peutjoet or origin of the word Pocut (favorite son) of Sultan Iskandar Muda convicted by his own father (Sultan Iskandar Muda) for committing a fatal mistake and was buried in the midst of this cemetery. Sultan has two sons / daughters. One of them named Meurah Pupok who loves horse racing. But Meurah had bad behavior, he was caught having...

Tomb of Sultan Iskandar Muda

Tomb of Sultan Iskandar Muda

Sultan Iskandar Muda is an important figure in the history of Aceh. Aceh had experienced its heyday, when the Sultan ruled in the kingdom of Aceh Darussalam in 1607-1636 he was able to put the Islamic kingdom of Aceh ranked fifth among the largest empire in the world of Islam in the 16th century. Banda Aceh which is the center of the kingdom of Aceh, a bustling commercial port areas as they relat...

Gunongan

Gunongan

Gunongan is one of the charms of Banda Aceh city. Gunongan is a symbol of love and the power of the Sultan Iskandar Muda to his beautiful queen, Princess Phang (Putroe Phang)  from Pahang, Malaysia. Once, Putroe Phang often feel lonely in the midst of the husband as head of government. He always remembered his hometown in Pahang. The husband understand the anxiety of the queen. To felicitate the...

Palembang City

Palembang City

There are several versions about the origin of Palembang.  First, Palembang derived from the local word “Pelimbang”, which means “panning the gold”. There are also other sources state that Palembang word derived from ‘Palimpong “, a word in Chinese Chufansi written by Wanglayuan with  title “Toaichilio” (1349/1350 AD). The latest version associate...

Makassar

Makassar

Makassar is capital city of South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. This city has some interesting places, excotic islands, beautiful beach, atractive art and culture, many kinds of entertainment, and delicious foods. Makassar is also a gateway to other famous places in Sulawesi like Bunaken Marine Park, Tamalate Palace, Balla Lampoa Museum,Leang-leang Cave and Tanjung Bira.