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Papua - Island of Paradise

Jakarta (Dreamland Library) - Papua is the second largest island in the world. Around the year 200 AD, a geographer named Ptolamy called it LABADIOS. At the end of 500 AD, the Chinese author Ghau Yu Kua gave the name TUNGKI, and at the end of 600 AD, the Srivijaya Kingdom mentioned the name Papua using the name JANGGI. Tidore gave the name for this island and its inhabitants as PAPA-UA which has changed in the name to PAPUA. In 1545, Inigo Ortiz de Retes gave the name NUEVA GUINEE and there was another sailor who gave the name ISLA DEL ORO which means Gold Island. Robin Osborne in his book, Indonesias Secret War: The Guerilla Struggle in Irian Jaya (1985), dubbed Indonesia's easternmost province a lost paradise.

It is unknown whether in ancient BC civilization there was a kingdom in Papua. It could be that ancient times there were advanced civilizations in Papua. At a conference on street lights and traffic in 1963 in Pretoria (South Africa), C.S. Downey said about an isolated settlement in the middle of the dense forest of the Wilhelmina Mountains (Peg. Trikora) in Western New Guinea (Papua) which has an advanced lighting system. The traders who painstakingly managed to penetrate into this settlement told of his horror at the very bright lighting of several months on the poles there. The bulbs seemed to glow strangely after the sun began to set and kept burning all night every day. We do not know the truth of this story but if it is true it is extraordinary and must be investigated.

Papua has been known for its natural wealth long ago. In the 18th century AD, the rulers of the Srivijaya empire, sent offerings to the Chinese empire. In the offering there are several birds of Paradise, which are believed to be birds from the garden of paradise which is native to Papua. With its strong fleet Sriwijaya visited Maluku and Papua to trade in spices, fragrances, pearls and feathers of the Cenderawasih bird. During the Majapahit Kingdom a number of areas in Papua were included in the Majapahit territory. In the sixteenth century the North to West coast of the Bird's Head to Namatota (Kab. Fak-Fak) area in the south, and the surrounding islands became the territory of Sultan Tidore.

The land of Papua is very rich. Copper and gold are abundant natural resources found in Papua. Papua is famous for the largest gold production in the world and a variety of mines and natural resources are so abundant. Papua is also touted as a small paradise that fell to earth. Papua is a haven of biodiversity left on earth today. In 2006, a survey team consisting of American, Indonesian and Australian explorers conducted a survey in some of the mountainous regions of Foja, Papua Province of Indonesia. There they found a magical place they called "the lost world", and "Paradise Garden on earth", by watching dozens of species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants that have never been recorded in history. If managed properly, Papuans can prosper more with the abundant natural wealth.

Thus a little writing about the islands in Indonesia which is very rich. From these writings, in fact Indonesia has been known as a rich earth since ancient civilization. We do not know what ancient civilizations actually existed in this archipelago. It could be that there has been an ancient and prosperous civilization in Indonesia that is not recorded in history.

Brazilian Scientist Prof. Dr. Aryso Santos, confirmed the theory that Atlantis was the area now called Indonesia. Indonesia is a region considered to be Atlantis's heir. Plato mentioned that Atlantis was a prosperous country bathed in sun all the time.

Oppenheimer in the book "Eden in the East: the Drowned Continent of Southeast Asia", proposes that Sundaland (Indonesia) is the Garden of Eden (Garden of Eden). that the Garden of Eden (Eden) was not in the Middle East, but rather in Sundaland. Indonesia is indeed a fertile and beautiful land located in the ring of fire (pacific ring of fire), which is marked by the presence of more than 500 volcanoes in Indonesia. Indonesia could be called a paradise surrounded by a ring of fire. But regardless of whether or not we all agree to say that in fact Indonesia is a country that is very rich in agricultural products, sea and culture.

The original culture of Indonesia was thousands of years before the civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia began writing on stone. Indonesian civilization might not have started with a written tradition, but the oral tradition has lived and rooted in the souls of our nation's ancient society.

Indonesia's rich and well-nurtured nature by our ancestors is also one of the factors that makes the archipelago a source of worldwide attention. Indonesia is a country located on the equator that has abundant natural resource wealth in addition to its strategic geographical location. These natural resources ranging from marine resources, forests, to mining goods spread from Sabang to Merauke. Now many new mines have been discovered in Indonesia. Indonesians will be surprised at what other natural wealth will emerge from this Indonesian earth.

This rich earth, if managed properly, will make every Indonesian people able to obtain extraordinary prosperity so that one day the people of Indonesia may not need to be taxed as it is now, and all facilities can be enjoyed free of charge thanks to the abundant natural wealth that is shared to the people fairly. What Indonesia needs is a good, fair and smart ruler who loves the people very much and rejects all kinds of policies which make it difficult for the people. It is time for Indonesia to rise to its former glory. If that happens Indonesia can become the richest country in the world.


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