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Iskandar Muda

In the early days it was the privilege of kings to ride an elephant. Like king Iskandar Muda (1607-1636) of Aceh about whom Augustin de Beaulieu wrote in 1621: ‘The king of Aceh is stronger than his neighbours on the seas. The king gives a name to each elephant,...
In Search of The Past

In Search of The Past

This lady was as a child interned in Pulau Berayan camp near Medan Thousands of people have ties with Indonesia in one way or another. Many of them were born in Indonesia, their parents or their grandparents. For these people who are looking for the places of their...
The Aceh Party

The Aceh Party

Blangkedjeren In March 1944 the POWs began construction of a road 58 km. long, through the jungle from Blangkedjeren to Takengon. The work was done by the so called ‘Atjeh party’ consisting of 306 Dutch and 194 British and Australian POWs who were from the...
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