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Buton, Makasar Folklores of Aru Palaka

24 November 2009 1,078 views 4 Comments

Aru Palaka Escape Story

Tutturangiana Andaala festival is associated with history of the island and kingdom of Buton. On the island, the 8th Buton Sultan Mardan Ali Oputa Yi Gogoli was buried. Based on historical records, in 1666 the Gowa Kingdom in South Sulawesi sent 20,000 troops with the aim of attacking the kingdom of Buton. The excuse is that the kingdom of Buton protected Aru Palaka, a rebel against the kingdom of Gowa.

Tutturangiana Andaala festival



The attacks was launched after the news spreaded that Aru Palaka, who is the son of a Royal family of Bone, fled and hid in Buton since 1660. When running away, Aru Palaka brought the princess of Gowa kingdom named Daeng Talele. The news broke after the Sultan of Buton received Aru Palaka with open arms and even pledged cooperation with the Bone.

Buton managed to repulse Gowa’s attacks with the help of Dutch troops sent from Batavia. Gowa troops led by Karaeng Bonto are captured and exiled in a small island in the waters of bay Baubau.

Aru Palaka Cave



That time, people called the small island ‘liwuto’ which means —well— island. When the Dutch troops made their way to Ternate, Sultan Buton released the Gowa forces captured in the island. The release was done after the kingdom of Gowa paid the ransom.

Since then, the island is better known as the island Makasar —with one ‘s’—. Which means the island that had ever become the detention place for Gowa forces originating from Makassar —with 2 ‘s’—.

aru palaka, suku Aru

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4 Comments »

  • wa'adila said:

    aku dila asli anak laporo daru kampung hendea di sulawesi tenggara. aku lahir di samarinda tp aku cinta daerahku… makanya namaku tidak pernah aku hilangkan WA. karna itu adalah ciri khas org la poro…

  • wa'adila said:

    saya senang sekali akhirnya aku yahu sejarah buton… di samarinda org suku buton selalu di belakangi…padahal sesungguhnya asal kisahnya sungguh menarik sekali…daerah wisatanya… adat budayanya. ompuku adalah parabhelannya di kampung hendea… gelar yg biasa di sebut adalah Awambua…atau La Salama…. namun sayang aku belum pernah ke daerah sana… lulus kuliah ingin sekali dulu pulang tapi akhirnya aku yahu sejarah dari Google…. ane isami anano wutano wolio koli tomlenga isie adat budaya mai kaneanto…

  • admin (author) said:

    Dila, we would also like to hear more about Buton from your point of view, feel free to contact us at info(at)discoverindonesia.net
    Thank you.

  • laode nuhu said:

    saya suku buton yang lahir di malaysia,saya senang sangat dapat tau sejarah buton,di malaysia banyak buton yang berjaya.

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