Understand Indonesia

A Timeline Of Indonesian History

Key dates of Sumatra’s history General 3rd century BC : Indian Ramayana epic mentions a Svarnadvipa or “Gold Island” which is thought to be Sumatra. 4th century : Southern China start to trade with Western India through the Strait of Malacca. 441-563 : Chinese maintains diplomatic ties with a port of the southeast coast known …

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Minangkabau Culture : Society

Notes on the matrilineal nature of the Minang society and its evolution to the present days.

Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran Rhino In 2019

An updated conservation status of the most endangered large mammals on earth

Javanese Religion

Javanese Culture – Religion

An introduction to the religious practices of the Javanese : between orthodoxy and syncretism