By Farina Jamal, GNFI Contributor, Malaysia (a Bugis by blood)
I am sure, everyone knows that Bugis people used to travel overseas, to many nations like Malaysia, Singapore, India, Madagascar, Srilanka, South Africa, and some preferred to settle there and call the new land home. I have many Singaporean and Malaysian friends whose ancestors were Bugis people. In Singapore, Bugis Junction is one of the hottest spot for shopping.
Looks like the bond becomes better now when the Makassar city administration in South Sulawesi province, will open a museum in Malaysia in 2010, in view of the Malaysian government’s plan to open a museum through the Malacca museum agency in Makassar.
They would soon carry out the plan now that discussions had already been held between the Makassar cultural and tourism office and the Malacca museum agency. Well, I think it has become clearer that friendship between Indonesia and its neighbors is unavoidable, something we need to pursue.
Welcome home, friendship
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