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Dec 5, 2012

I'm SEA

Posted By Snow at 12/05/2012

By blood, I'm malay with Javanese ancestry... so yeah I root from the same asian maid servant people. I know some say, the east asians are not as beautiful as the maghribiyyah (west). But like any other race, I think some can be pretty. (◠v◠)v

& since ancient times, perhaps the 15th century, the land has been a melting pot of races. واختلاف ألسنتكم وألوانكم [Q30:22], لتعارفوا [Q49:13] People came by trade route (Arabs, Indian, Chinese) or spreading the empire (Portuguese, Dutch, British).

If I may introduce the queen of championing the eastern  malay culture - from baju kurung, songket, cucuk sanggul to pantun etc. She is Sharifah Azah Aziz Alsagoff. & in her youth, she looks more like Elizabeth Taylor. [her daughter Zeti Akhtar] ماشاء الله
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2 comments on "I'm SEA"

LM on Dec 11, 2012, 6:18:00 AM said...

7th century: Srivijaya
In the 7th century, the land was known as Srivijaya - a strong maritime nation. We're literally sea people, with entrepots for the international trade of spices, ceramics, glasses etc.

13th century: Majapahit
Majapahit replaced Srivijaya. But it too subsided by the end of the 14th century.

15th century: Malacca
Malacca rose as a famed international entrepot. It peaked during Sultan Mansur Shah & his son, Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah. But in 1511, it fell to the Portuguese, which ended the Malaccan Sultanate.

16th century: Perak & Johor
The last Sultan of Malacca escaped. His sons - Sultan Muzaffar Shah I founded the Perak Sultanate (north), while Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II founded the Johor Sultanate (south). In 1641, Johor aided the Dutch to defeat the Portuguese in Malacca. & since then Johor surpassed Malacca as a trade center.

19th century: British Invasion
Malay states fell to the British. They became: Penang, Malacca, Singapore (Straits Settlements), Pahang, Perak, Selangor, N Sembilan (Federated States), Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Perlis (Unfederated States).

1941-1942 : Japanese Invasion
During the WW2, the Japanese briefly invaded Malaya.

1946-1957 : Federation of Malaya & Independence
After the WW2, in 1946, the British united the malay states under the Malayan Union. Due to malay nationalism, it was replaced by the Federation of Malaya in 1948. & the Federation of Malaya became independent on 31st August, 1957.

1963-present : Malaysia
In 1963, the country was renamed Malaysia - with the addition of Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak. But Singapore withdrew as an independent state in 1965. & this is how this country became what it is now.


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Snow on Aug 12, 2013, 3:38:00 AM said...

The archipelago is special bcoz it's at the center of the sea route between East & West. [map] The Straits of Malacca has been a melting pot of traders from China, India, Arabia, Europe since ancient times. الحمد لله


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