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Remembering Banda

Tuesday, August 8 2017 00:00 WIB

There was once a beautiful princess, Cilu Bintang, who was about to be proposed to by a prince. The princess's father, the King, set out certain terms for the prince before he can marry her, which is to bring him 99 pieces of gold as an offering. Dismayed by the King's terms, the prince wanders into the jungle, and discovers a golden fruit growing on a tree. The prince harvests the fruit99 of themand presents them to the King. Feeling duped, the King is furious and orders for the prince to be executed. As for the fruit, the King dumps them in Banda. Folklore has it the fruit grew into nutmeg trees, which later came to fetch prices far higher than gold, were contested by many countries, and was the reason for much gory bloodshed.

Remembering Banda
Jay Subyakto has created a film on the history of Banda. The documentary tells nothing new, but it gives an artistic depiction of the historical moments that occurred in the archipelago.

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  • There was once a beautiful princess, Cilu Bintang, who was about to be proposed to by a prince. The princess's father, the King, set out certain terms for the prince before he can marry her, which is to bring him 99 pieces of gold as an offering. Dismayed by the King's terms, the prince wanders into the jungle, and discovers a golden fruit growing on a tree. The prince harvests the fruit99 of themand presents them to the King. Feeling duped, the Ki

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