History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

History of Pontianak City

       Pontianak City is a city in Indonesia which is located just below the equator. The city which is the capital of West Kalimantan province is also passed by the Kapuas River, the longest river in Indonesia. But did you know about the history of this city? The following article will give its history, as reported by various sources. (Also read : History Of Malang City)

       Taken from its history, Pontianak city was once a wilderness right at the intersection of three rivers, namely the Landak river, the Kapuas river, and the Kapuas Kecil river. The wilderness was then cleared and opened by a group of residents from the Malay Kingdom. The resident, led by Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie. They felled trees in the forest and established a village since October 23, 1771.

       Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie himself was the son of a religious judge from the Kingdom of Matan who later became the King of Pontianak. He also later built the Kadriah Palace, the first building to mark the establishment of Pontianak City. read more

History of Padang City

History of Padang City

History of Padang City

History of Padang City

       As we know, the city of Padang is the capital of the province of West Sumatra. The city which is famous for the legend of Malin Kundang and Siti Nurbaya is directly adjacent to the sea and hills, so it automatically has a variety of interesting tourist attractions. (Also read : Legend of Semarang City)

       The city of Padang has a diverse culture, the types of people are also diverse, the customs are coded with sarak, sarak is codenamed Kitabullah that is the slogan of the Minang community that is inherent today. The city is very famous for its exceptional culinary delights.

       Not only domestically, Padang restaurants also exist in foreign countries with appetizing food menus, for example rendang. Besides the food, Padang also has a very thick culture.

       Well, you certainly want to know about the history of the City of Padang. The following is the history.

In the 14th century

       The Old City area in Padang was once one of the rantau areas which was established by nomads in the Minangkabau area of ​​the highlands or also called Darek. read more

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

      Long time ago in West Kalimantan, there was a kingdom which it located near the Bawang Mountain and Ruai Mountain. The King had seven little girls. Unhappily, the queen had actually passed away. The king did not intend to remarry. (Also read : Legend Of Sendang Sani)

      The seven daughters were beautiful. Nevertheless, the youngest little girl was one of the most stunning. She was likewise the kindest. She commonly helped other individuals. Her sisters were significantly different. They were lazy. They additionally had attitude problem. They were cruel to individuals.

      The king knew about this different characteristic between his youngest daughter and his six older daughters. So he learnt about his daughters’ practices. He typically advised his older child to practices. He commonly advised his older little girls to behave like the youngest little girl. Regretfully, they never heard the king’s advice. They hated their youngest sibling due to the fact that the king commonly praised her excellent behavior. read more

Sangkuriang (The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu)

Sangkuriang The Legend of Tanngkuban Perahu

        Sangkuriang (The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu). Once upon a time in West Java, Indonesia, lived a princess named Dayang Sumbi. She was beautiful and kind-hearted. Her hobby was weaving cloth. But sometimes she could be very lazy. One day her weaving tool fell but she was too lazy to get it herself. She shouted out, “Can anybody help me get my tool? If you are a female, I will take you as my sister. If you are a male, I will marry you!”

       A male creature came, but it was a dog. His name was Tumang. He happily brought her the tool to her. Dayang Sumbi was very surprised but she kept her promise. She married the dog. Tumang was actually a man who had been cursed by a witch to become a dog. But at certain times Tumang could turn back to be a normal man. Their only son, Sangkuriang, was soon born, and he grew up to be a handsome and healthy boy. He always played with his very loyal dog, Tumang. He did not know that he was actually his father, because Dayang Sumbi hid the secret from him. Sangkuriang liked to hunt in the woods, of course with Tumang. read more