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  • Heirloom Weapons

    The Kingdom of Mempawah has hundred-heirloom collection of weapons though most of them cannot be accessed freely but only certain heirloom can be seen by public. The rest are stored at undisclosed location that only can be seen and known by certain people, such as the Kings of Mempawah Kingdom. For those that can be accessed by public are usually on display at Amantubillah Palace, when being "washed" or paraded such on the procession of Robo-robo. These collections include: Opu Manambon Daeng Kris and Spear, Daeng Mataku Kris, Ratu Mas Stick, Tan Kafie Spear, San Po Kong Spear used by Commander Lau Tai Pha, Syeh Yusuf Kris, Panglima Ungie Mandau (knife), Panglima Idikonyan Mandau, Pagar Ruyung Sword, Ranggalawe Sword, Pakubuono V Sword, Samber Nyowo Sword, a couple spear called Lancar Spear, a couple sword called Mugul and Sterling Sword, one kris called Tanjung Lada Kris Cape, and 3 cannons which called Sigonda, ... Read more »

  • Royal Seal

    Stempel Kerajaan Mempawah berbentuk sebuah lambang yang memuat falsafah. Bentuk tersebut merupakan lambang Kerajaan Amantubillah. Berikut ini merupakan keterangan (makna) dari masing-masing lambang:  1.      Mahkota Bertitik 13 Menandakan bahwa mahkota adalah simbol pemegang kekuasaan kerajaan. Sedangkan titik sejumlah 13 buah menandakan bahwa Kerajaan Mempawah kini dipimpin oleh Raja ke-13. 2.      Payung yang mempunyai ujung trisula Menandakan bahwa tiga ujung yang dicari selama hidup di dunia adalah hidayah, rahmat, dan ampunan dari Tuhan Yang Maha Esa dan akan kembali kepadaNya. Sedangkan payung bermakna memayungi keilmuan tentang ketuhanan dan kemanusiaan. 3.      Bintang segi enam di dalamnya terdapat huruf “Mim, Ha, Mim, Dal” Bintang segi enam melambangkan rukun iman dan enam perkara. Sedangkan huruf “Mim, Ha, Mim, Dal” ... Read more »

  • Books

    Pangeran Ratu Mulawangsa is a researcher who created and published numerous scientific works. Most of his works are including on the books and some researchers, which include:  Adijaya, M., et al., 1983.  System of filter-biomechanics. Bogor Agricultural University, p. 108. (occupied the first place in the National Competition for Innovative and Productive Engineering Student, Department of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia) Adijaya, M. and S. Saimun, 1985. A preliminary study on electricity of shrimp farms. Directorate General of Fisheries, Brackishwater Aquaculture Development Centre, Jepara. Nurhamid and M. Adijaya,  1985.  A Survey of potential shrimps in Bengkulu province. Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Brackishwater Aquaculture Development Centre, Jepara, p. 50. Adijaya, M. et al., 1985.  Identification and inventory of natural ... Read more »

  • Musical Instruments

    The Musical Instrument of Senenan The kingdom of Mempawah has musical instrument tool called Senenan. The ensamble of Senenan is similar to Gamelan that is commonly used in Java. According to Karaeng Saiful, a soldier of Mempawah Kingdom, Senenan is an instrument under Majapahit Kingdom’s influence. The original Gamelan Senenan is safe stored in Amantubillah Palace, while the one that commonly used (played) was its replica.  Judging from the statement above, this kind of instrument is most likely came to Mempawah in the reign of Patih Gumantar in the 14th century. This possibility is intensified with the relation between Mempawah Kingdom (first was called Bangkule Rajakng Kingdom) ruled by Patih Gumantar and Majapahit Kingdom ruled by Patih Gadjah Mada. The purpose of the cooperation between both kingdoms was to cease the Mongolian expansion. One for the examples was by blocking ... Read more »

  • Stone Inscriptions

    The Inscription of Meeting Hall The inscription of meeting hall is located in one complex of Opu Manambom Daeng’s tomb in Sebukit Rama. This inscription was found on August 29, 2008 accidentally discovered by two pilgrims, Ruslan (28) and Mulyono (28). Both then reported to the keeper of Opu Menambon Daeng’s tomb. This inscription is called the Meeting Hall because of its shape (structure of the stones) resembles a place used to be a meeting hall. This form of stone inscriptions widened along approximately 36 meters width and about two meters height. This inscription etched on a row of text that stretches along the hall. It was estimated used the letters of Pallawa. This assumption is strengthened by the argument that the letter contained the inscription Hall has similarities with the one that found in the Lotus shaped Stone in other parts of the Mausoleum Complex of Opu Menambon ... Read more »