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To the Amantubillah Palace

English | Indonesia

First time I saw and heard the name of this area was from a friend’s Instagram post, about a year or two ago. He shared information about the Robo-Robo festival which was held at the Amantubillah palace. In the video, I saw some people wearing Bugis traditional clothes.

Amantubillah Palace was once led by a king named Opu Daeng Menambon who came from the Luwu Sultanate, Bugis, South Sulawesi. He also played an important role in the spread of Islam in Mempawah. Visiting his tomb is one of the main agenda at the Robo-Robo festival.

Because of the Opu Daeng Menambon story, I really want to go to Mempawah even though I am not fluent in Bugis language and whether I will meet someone who can speak Bugis or not. I just want to visit. Just want to feel the space.

Near the palace, there is a suspension bridge, under which a river flows. Children play and swim there. On the banks of the river also stands an old mosque that is one of the doors facing directly to the river bank.

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TAJRIANI THALIB mendapatkan gelar sarjananya dari Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Negeri Makassar. Tajriani tinggal dan bekerja di Polewali Mandar, Sulawesi Barat. Ia aktif sebagai penampil, khususnya dalam pertunjukkan-pertunjukkan seni tradisi. Tajriani tampil, antara lain, dalam Wonderful Indonesia Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (2017) dan The 3rd Erau International Folks Arts Festival (EIFAF), Kutai Kartanegara, Kalimantan Timur (2013). Dia juga banyak terlibat dalam proyek-proyek sosial, misalnya bersama Komunitas Sipatokkong yang fokus melakukan pendampingan bagi anak-anak dengan kebutuhan khusus serta bersama Armada Pustaka Mandar, komunitas pustaka bergerak yang menghadirkan bacaan ke berbagai daerah di Sulawesi Barat. Dia juga merupakan salah satu pendiri Ruang Budaya Bura'pia.

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