The results are out! Areca Books is happy to announce that Abdur Razzaq Lubis’s Sutan Puasa: Founder of Kuala Lumpur has clinched the prestigious 11th ICAS Book Prize Colleagues’ Choice Award under the Humanities category. The results were announced yesterday by ICAS Secretary Paul van der Velde.
Ajda kalau nak tahu, keturunan kita ni yang dulu teroka dan buka KL taw
Sebab tu jiwa Ayah ni suka "teroka" tanah hehe
Takpela nanti Ajda dah besar ayah cerita lagi okay?
Nota tambahan: perkara ini turut disahkan dan mendapat sokongan dari mendiang TS Dr Khoo Kay Kim
Sutan Puasa, Founder of Kuala Lumpur by Abdur-Razzaq Lubis is the leading Malaysian entry eligible for the ICAS Book Prize 2019 (humanities category). Written by Malaysian independent scholar Abdur-Razzaq Lubis, this is a comprehensive work on the founder and early history of Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant capital of Malaysia.
Vote now before the deadline on 17 June 2019!
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Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur dan Areca Book Asia akan menganjurkan program bicara ilmu :
Program : Sutan Puasa Founder of Kuala Lumpur
Tarikh : 1 Oktober 2018 (Isnin)
Masa : 10.00 Pagi - 2.00 Petang
Tempat : Bilik Gerakan, Tingkat 3, Menara DBKL 1, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur
Tempah kehadiran anda. Tempat adalah terhad. Keterangan lanjut sila hubungi En. Mohammad Zahri Latif atau Pn. Hidayah Razak di talian 03-26176608/ 6611
Present-day Ampang and Ulu Kelang, with the Titiwangsa range in the backdrop. Through the hill passes, warriors from Pahang streamed in to tip the balance of the Selangor Civil War. #sutanpuasa#mandailing#kualalumpur
It was truly an honour to share the stage with @abdurrazzaqlubis and Dato Ar. Hajeedar to discuss #sutanpuasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur. Three descendants of Sumatran gentry discussing the history of Kuala Lumpur on a Sunday morning. Junjung kasih @tz.n9 for joining us at the forum and thank you to @rajaahmadaminullah and @johanarazak who also came to lend their support. I still ended up with more questions than answers but the book is helping me inch closer to my destination.
Who was the founder of Kuala Lumpur? Textbook history credits Raja Abdullah, while the Chinese regard Yap Ah Loy as the legendary founder. But closer examination reveals that the founding myths of the city have omitted the earliest chapter of its history. ‘Pangkalan Lumpur’ was a Mandailing trading post at the conﬂuence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, controlling the land and river routes of the upper Klang valley.
Author Abdur-Razzaq Lubis explores how Kuala Lumpur developed into a multicultural town due to the visionary leadership of the Mandailing entrepreneur Sutan Puasa.
Drop by the Kinokuniya store on Sunday, 8 April 2018, at 3:00pm for a tete-a-tete with the author and to get your copy signed!
In naming the place, the author gave strong arguments and facts from the aspects of 'oral tradition', old maps and geographically logic, based on the early writings of Macfadyen, Gullick and Anderson. This indirectly weakens the argument from the Chinese point of view.
Finally the long awaited and well researched book on the forgotten founder of our capital is out - Sutan Puasa, Founder of Kuala Lumpur. Timely for Hari Wilayah we celebrated 7 days ago. Get it from @arecabooks#sutanpuasa#arecabooks#mandailing
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‘Sutan Puasa, The Founder of Kuala Lumpur’ chronicles the story of entrepreneur Sutan Puasa, from his migration from Mandailing in Sumatra to his eventual settlement and founding of Kuala Lumpur circa 1830s.
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