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.
From our chat on how to hunt for flying fish eggs, to sacred places in the sea that often take victims. Motangga becomes a tradition here, usually in the fifth to eighth months of the east wind.
His name is Mr. Quraisy, a pande lopi (‘boatman’) as well as sando lopi (‘boat shaman’). What distinguishes the boat here in Mandar from the others is the treatment. A boat is not just an inanimate object, it also has a soul.
Putroe Neng’s tomb, whose real name is Nian Nio Lian Khi, located on the edge of a large road between provinces, Lhokseumawe area. The tomb key interpreter (Qamariyah the granny, who replaced her husband who died in 2015) tells the story that in the past visitors took a picture in this tomb, often with the figure of an astral woman suspected of the incarnation of Putroe Neng. This photo story is quite popular, but when I search and ask questions, no one has saved the printed photo.
It is said that Nahrasiyah served as Sultanah for more than 20 years, Period II of the Kingdom of Samudra Pasai Islamic, and died in 1428 AD
Maybe the city is trying to be as grand as the past, there are two buildings in the middle of a meadow, which are crowded by cattle.
Shamans / Sando, or smart people, to date have an important role for the community here [in Mandar], including to look for missing people before/in addition to informing the SAR team.
Teungku Fakinah is a female cleric, also a pioneer of Islamic school for women (1911). Now, the name is the Hajjah Fakinah Islamic Education Foundation.
The second Rumoh Atjeh which has now become a museum, that is made by the Netherlands (they burned the original one), is Rumoh Cut Nyak Dhien. The sturdy house was ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami, and became a place to escape.
In the [event] Voice of Borneo, shares the story of the boat activities and cruise Perahu Pustaka (Instagram: @perahupustaka). My friend, @ttsssuu, also shares stories of his works. We met with young writers, such as Ms. Restiana Purwaningrum who was also active in literacy activities in her native area, Sintang.