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Hereby the makers of this website want to declare, that we are completely neutral in all matters appearing on this site.Our only aim is to give good information about the dynasties of Indonesia,the Philippines and East-Timor.Of course we have contact with many parties to get information, but we don't choose any side what so ever in for instance temporary-rivalry in any dynasty. We only hope for unity and peace for all.

Kamis, 11 September 2008

Lombok, Gowa & Luwu














Centre (with moustache): a Raja from East-Lombok. In 1740 the Raja of the Balinese Hindu principality of karangasem could conquer West-Lombok. East came under the influence of the Sultan of Gowa(north of Lombok). In 1849 total Lombok was united under the rule of the Raja of Karangasem. But in 1894 the resistence became to big for him and because of the help of the Dutch the Raja of Lombok(as he was known then and not of Karangasem, because the Lombok branch was now ruling over Lombok and Karangasem) lost in battle against the Dutch.
The East-Lombok rajas who were in f.i. the Bali time districtchiefs only and in the Dutch time also, always kept their semi-indepence more or less in the eyes of their people. That is why,that they are coming back now as dynastychiefs at least. The united Lombok monarchy ceased to exist in 1894.















Picture 2nd from l the on 25-7-2008 installed 38th raja, or Karaeng of Sanrabone : Karaeng Andi Ali Malongbasang.
Sanrabone is a little principality in the Makassar area in the extreme SW of Sulawesi. Actually it was under the sway of Gowa(=Makassar) and ruled by a prince from Bone, but in 1667 seperated from it. Gowa and Sanrabone royalty married much with each other. In 1865 the principality became a direct ruled area. But the dynasty kept on delivering the regent for the area.

The man with the high cap is Raja Andi Rustam Paga of Bastem; a vasal-principality in Luwu (middle Sulawesi) and Representative of the Monarch (Datu) of Luwu.



Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"
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Sultan of Asahan

The man in the yellow cloth is Sultan Kamal Abraham Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah; 12 Monarch of Asahan in East-Sumatra. He is descended from a Sultan of Aceh and a noblewoman from the Batakarea. This friendly king is a good medical doctor to, who stay ed long in Aceh. His father was Sultan Saibun Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah; an athletic king, who was the only one, who could escape from the non-proteced area in East-Sumatra in 1946, when there arose the so-called social revolution, in which outsiders could make it happen, that most of the 27 East-Sumatra monarchs were(mostly)killed, or taken prisoner.Sultan Saibun swimmed in a borderriver to safety. In Aceh happened the same thing.
In World War II the Japanese already had killed nearly all of the monarchs of West-Kalimantan and of the Sangir- and Talaud islands, because they were seen as to much pro-Dutch (paranoia).


Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"

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Somba Gowa & Mamuju



This is the most important Monarch of Sulawesi: the (not installed) Somba/Sultan of Gowa (left upper picture left) the not proud and very friendly Andi Kumala Andi Idjo Karaeng Sila. He is chief of the Council of the Rajas and Sultans of S-Sulawesi. The man on his right is Maradia (raja) Andi Maksun Dai of Mamuju with his wife. Mamuju is one of the most important of the 9 principalities of Mandar area. Mandar area (in W-Sulawesi) was before known for his people with a soldierlike character.

Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"
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Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin III of Palembang





Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin III of Palembang. He is one of the 2 Sultans of Palembang,because he also has a rival. This sultan doesn't speak much(type of the silent/mystical Asian monarch?).He is descendant of the last great ruling sultan of Palembang: the 19th century Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II. After this sultan were 2 other sultans, but not so influential.
Because Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin III is descended from a sub-wife(selir) of his forefather, a young Palembang prince,who was descended from an 18th century great Sultan of Palembang and who was quite active in the cultural royal Palembang matters, installed himself as rival-Sultan.

Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"

Chief of the Dinasty of Bangli

Chief of the Dynasty of Bangli on Bali: Anak Agung Made Rai Rama. He is a very friendly royal of 83 years, who has a very strong character. When medio july an important prince of Ubud was cremated he walked all the way from the Ubud palace to the cremation place.
He is the royal person of the old school;in a positive way:inner beauty inside.
He don't speaks much, but what he says is mixed with a warm human feeling.

Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"

1st South East Asian Culture Royal Heritage Festival & Expo

Held on 25 - 30 November 2008 in Bali

Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"