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Honoring the Past Glory

Indonesian government will continue building the Majapahit Park at Majapahit Museum compound in a small village of Trowulan, Mojokerto, East Java. The project was commenced in 2009 and is expected to be completed by 2014.

Trowulan was in the past the capital of Indonesia’s kingdom Majapahit. It is figured that the project will require around US$ 20 million of budget.

The Majapahit Park is projected to be occupy an area of 9×11 kilometers without neglecting the local potentials such as cultural, economic, and social issues. If the the park is improved, all commercial sectors will survive. People will be more affluent,” a government official said.

Majapahit was a vast archipelagic empire based on the island of Java from 1293 to around 1500. Majapahit reached its peak of glory during the era of Hayam Wuruk, whose reign from 1350 to 1389 marked by conquest which extended through Southeast Asia. His achievement is also credited to his prime minister, Gajah Mada. According to the Nagarakretagama (Desawarñana) written in 1365, Majapahit was an empire of 98 tributaries, stretching from Sumatra to New Guinea; consist of present day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, the Philippines, and East Timor. Although the true nature of Majapahit sphere of influence is still the subject of studies among historians.

Majapahit was one of the last major empires of the region and is considered to be one of the greatest and most powerful empires in the history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia, one that is sometimes seen as the precedent for Indonesia’s modern boundaries. Its influence extended beyond the modern territory of Indonesia and has been a subject of many studies. German orientalist Berthold Laufer suggested that maja came from the Javanese name of Indonesian tree

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