Riau: Foods of admirals Hang Tuah and Hang Lekir - Tourism Indonesia




Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Riau: Foods of admirals Hang Tuah and Hang Lekir

When in South Jakarta, have you ever driven along the streets named Hang Tuah and Hang Lekir in Kebayoran? Coming from farther south, then of course you will pass the streets named after the two famous admirals of the Riau Archipelago and its neighboring Lingga Archipelago.

Hang Tuah and Hang Lekir's people have in a way been thinking globally for a long time. Lying on important east-west trade routes, the neighboring Riau and Lingga archipelagoes have for centuries also been important cultural centers for the Malays. In fact, the Riau Malay language formed the basis of the Bahasa Indonesia we know today.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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