A Writing on Istano Basa Pagaruyuang

Pengabdian pada Masyarakat 2016

Pengabdian pada Masyarakat 2016

I still remember when I for the first time came to see a traditional house of Minangkabau tribe in the West Sumatera province of Indonesia.  People of Minangkabau tribe used to call their traditional house as Rumah Gadang, which means a Big House. The one that I visited when I was ten years old was known as Istano Basa Pagaruyuang, or Minangkabau people call it as the the Palace of Pagaruyuang Kingdom. When I was a kid, I admired how the house was constructed. Even until today, after I went together with my students to see the house for the second time, my salutation for the architecture of the palace is still there. Perhaps, by understanding the rich historical context and how the palace came into being, we can locate it as one of the wanderers of the world?

On April 30, 2016, my students and I, along with other ten colleagues from STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat, went to the Istano Basa Pagaruyuang in Batusangkar to have a Study Tour. As I teach English writing to the students registered in 2015 academic year, I thought that it might be a wiser idea to have a field trip and study course to one of historical and cultural sites in the province of West Sumatera. We decided to go to Pagaruyuang because of its richness on cultural heritage.

For about 161 students joined the event and eleven colleagues joined as well. When we arrived there, we felt great to see it. The air at that time was good. The sun shone brightly although three hours later rain fallen, but no more than twenty minutes, the rain stopped. We started our trip at 8.30 am and we finished it at 8.30 pm. All students came home safely. At last, the event was ended successfully. Although few people viewed it from different lenses, however, againts all odds, this study tour for the students is worth doing in the upcoming years. Maybe, the students want to go to some other good places, why not?

(This note is written as the expression of my thank-you to all students of 2015 academic years and seniors who repeat the Writing 1 course. To Sesmiyanti, Belinda Analido, Edwar Kemal, Okri Ronaldo, Ahmad Nusi, Herfyna Asty, Siska, Hevriani Sevrika, and bu Riny D Sani, thank you very much for all your support. To Yendra, thank you for giving me a great lesson that a friend can give much worse time for you because of jealousy or negative thinking. On top of that, I also thank bu Armilia Riza as the Chair of English Education Study Program for the support and encouragement for me and the students)

Note:

For students who will write about Istano Basa Pagaruyuang, please download the file by clicking this link: Template Final Project Istana Pagaruyung .doc

12 thoughts on “A Writing on Istano Basa Pagaruyuang

  1. Students, I think that I did not instruct you to submit your writing to this page. We will put it on our book. You need to wait for the time.

  2. Name : Hannika Eka Putri
    Npm : 12040199. 2015/B
    Final Project Writing 1
    Tabuah Larangan
    There is a palace in West Sumatera, that is the most spot place. It is famous cultural spot. It is called Istano Basa Pagaruyung. Istano is known as Pagaruyung Palace. Pagaruyung Palace is a palace located in district of Tanjung Emas, Batusangkar city, Tanah Datar, West Sumatera. The building consists of three floors, 11 gonjong (crown), 72 milestones and completed by various facilities where people who passed. There are several other building which are located around the palace include Tabuah Larangan. Tabuah larangan is a building that adds the beauty of surrounding place, supporting the building of the Palace Pagaruyung. Tabuah larangan is located right beside the palace and this building is the last building, tip of the right side of the palace. There is a garden in front of the building, rice field of beside of building, and there is also rice field, mountain behind of building. The building stand side by side. Tabuah Larangan is a rectangular building, the roof is thatched and it has gonjong or crown to put the drum made of long wood. In addition, tabuah Larangan architecture is also similar to other buildings are completed various carving. Each shape and color carving has a philosophy, history and culture of Minang Kabau. There are two Tabuah Larangan, it used as communication tool at the time. The first Tabuah named Gaga Dibumi was rung when there are big events such as natural disaster, fire, landslide and so on. The second Tabuah named Mambang Diawan was rung to call Basa Nan Ampek Balai ( Concil of four ministers) that is Tuan Titah in Tarab river, Tuan Kadi in Padang Ganting, Tuan Indomo in Saruaso, Tuan Mankudun in Sumanik, Tuan Gadang in Batipuh and Tigo Selo ( Raja Alam, Raja Adat, Raja Ibadat) to hold a meeting. If you view this scene, you can only think that Tabuah and Istano Pagaruyung around is the most beautiful and unique place.

  3. mutiaragani sarosiwi
    writing I 15 b

    Pagaruyung palace

    Pagaruyung palace is one of tourist area that located in Tanah datar, Batu sangkar. Pagaruyung area has about 7 hectare vast. pagaruyung palace consist of 3 stairs, 11 gonjong, and 72 pole. In the first stair, there are 9 bedrooms for daughters who have married. One of rooms in the first stair used for way to kitchen called “selasar”. Point part in the right from the door is a base point. In base point there is anjuang rajo babandiang and 3 langgam function as meeting of first langgam, as a place to take a rest for second langgam, and as a place to sleep for the last langgam. In the left point part of palace is silver anjuang. In second stair there are five bedrooms, it is for daughters who not marry yet. In the up stair there is palace “mahligai” to save of king equipment. In the left side of palace there is mosque that used for study and sleep by sons of king. In next o of mosque there are two tabuah, they are taduah gaga di bumi and tabuah mambang di awan. They are use to tell bad news and happy news. In right part of yard palace from gate has rangkiang patah 9. Whereas in the corner of left part has a banyan tree which around of stones. In the back of kitchen there is a pool that has seven showers, it’s used for take bath of king families. Pagaruyung palace is a history estate that should we kept and conserve.

  4. naufal utama putra
    15040122
    sesi d /2015
    ISTANO PAGARUYUANG
    Istano Pagaruyuang is most beautifull place in the west sumatra that is of batusangkar .istano pagaruyuang has many beautifull building like rumah gadang.rumah gadang have 72 palaces and 11 gonjong stanchion. One of the uniqueness of this palace is the main pillars that are not straight up and there is a stone pillar below for supporting the pole. and Istano pagaruyuang has three floor. The On the first foor, 9 rooms space consists of cubicles, 2 rajo anjuang space on the right. On the second floor call anjuang paranginan specifically for girls. Because, people follow the matrilineal.On the third floor is a place of deliberation rajo tigo selo and storage treasures. Minang kabau contain in the term “tungku tigo sajarangan”. It means to three kings, namely: rajo aam (government), rajo adat (customs), and alim ulama (religius). The term “tali tigo Sapilin” call the pastures of the kings. and than Istano pagaruyuang have two building is not new building like mosque and rangkiang in the left corner cause the buildings is not having damaged when the lightning that burned Istano pagaruyuang .thus istano pagaruyuang is most beautifull place in west sumatra that is of Batusangkar like rumah gadang and rangkiang and mosque but rangking for notification bad news and notification good news not new building and than mosque also not new building and istano pagaruyuang have three floor.

  5. Nila Karmila
    11040031
    sesi 15/D
    Istano Basa Pagaruyuang
    Istano Basa Pagaruyuang is the place historical minang people at west sumatera, it located at Batu Sangkar. This palace has been used as tourist attractions by the local government aims to introduce the history minang to everyone. Istano Basa Pagaryuang has architecture very detail. We can see from the first floor to the third floor have different functions. And no less interesting us noticed kitchen is separate from the palace but remain united floor. In this case, I am interested illustrates in part of kitchen in this places. I was so interested in the ancient kitchen utensils Minang people who use the furnace of stones and pans are made of clay. Pans were made of clay, in the Minang language is Balango, whose circle shape does not have a grip that is in the left and right hand like a frying pan today.

  6. asyiah rahayu marsal
    11040039
    Saluak Deta Dandan Tak Sudah

    Saluak deta dandan tak sudah is crown head Raja Alam Melayu Pagaruyuang in Minangkabau since 1550 after XVI century brought to Rembau Seri Menanti Negeri Sembilan by Alang Bujang Mahmud Tuanku Raja Malewar since 1773 XVII century. There are known saluak, deta bakaruik/ bakatak, deta dandan tak sudah and other. Saluak deta dandan tak sudah these deta which in form of four square made from songket pandai sikek, red color, with a decoration songket benang emas and motif batang pinang, tumpal, and flower, other. The cloth can be made saluak atau deta, as male in Minangkabau.

  7. Name : Hannika Eka Putri
    Npm : 12040199. 2015/B
    Writing 1
    Tabuah Larangan
    There is a palace in West Sumatera, that is the most spot place. It is famous cultural spot. It is called Istano Basa Pagaruyung. Istano is known as Pagaruyung Palace. Pagaruyung Palace is a palace located in district of Tanjung Emas, Batusangkar city, Tanah Datar, West Sumatera. The building consists of three floors, 11 gonjong, 72 milestones and completed by various facilities where people who passed. There are several other building which are located around the palace include Tabuah Larangan. Tabuah larangan is a building that adds the beauty of surrounding place, supporting the building of the Palace Pagaruyung. Tabuah larangan is located right beside the palace and this building is the last building, tip of the right side of the palace. There is a garden in front of the building, rice field of beside of building, and there is also rice field, mountain behind of building. The building stand side by side. Tabuah Larangan is a rectangular building, the roof is thatched and it has gonjong or crown to put the drum made of long wood. Tabuah Larangan architecture is also similar to other buildings are completed various carving. Each shape and color carving has a philosophy, history and culture of Minang Kabau. There are two Tabuah Larangan, it used as communication tool at the time. The first Tabuah named Gaga Dibumi was rung when there are big events such as natural disaster, fire, landslide and so on. The second Tabuah named Mambang Diawan was rung to call Basa Nan Ampek Balai ( Concil of four ministers) that is Tuan Titah in Tarab river, Tuan Kadi in Padang Ganting, Tuan Indomo in Saruaso, Tuan Mankudun in Sumanik, Tuan Gadang in Batipuh and Tigo Selo ( Raja Alam, Raja Adat, Raja Ibadat) to hold a meeting. If you view this scene, you can only think that Tabuah and Pagaruyung around is the most beautiful and unique place.

  8. Nama : DIAN SEPTI DWI JASUMA
    Npm :14040027
    Sesi :B
    Tugas :FINAL PROJECT WRITING 1
    ISTANO BASA PAGARUYUNG

        I was impressed when I and my friends came to visit minangkabau traditional house in the province of west sumatra in indonesia. When my lecturer give final project to istano alkaline pagaruyung. We all visited the longhouse. I am truly amazed at the long house in the minang kabau, honestly I was still very anxious in istano and went to dig more about istano pagaruyung bases, but unfortunatelly there we have limited time.
    On 30 april 2016 was the day of our departure to batusangkar along with the supervisor prodi english of STKIP PGRI SUMBAR for the study tour. Istano basa pagaruyung that where I see alot of sights and experiences about that the costoms that has not ever seek. After arriving in istano pagaruyung we entered the gatos istano with half of friends who just got in because again left in the bug behind. The bus they were leaky tire. After all here we all get together and eat after eating lecturer . there all feel a sense of ogetherness mr. syayidss followed by the mr of travel counselors in the istano. After that were there asked to surround the place and looking istano. deeper history base istano pagaruyung rich of culture.
    Pagaruyung kingdom was founded by a man named minangkabau and majapahit adityawarman. Is the son of Mahesa Anabrong. World of the kingdom of Sriwijaya after orange virgin, the daughter of the virgin, the doughter of the kingdom of Dhamasraya, he had previously been together Mahapatih Gajah Mada was conquered Bali and Palembang.
    Prior to the kingdom stands, the actual people in the region minangkabau own sort konfiderensi political system, which is an institution of various villages and Luhak.
    Pagaruyung king’s power is very well the time before the was Padri though the lung still respected. Southern constal areas practically become the official royal mardeka thought still bowing to the king pagaruyung.

    I was pagaruyung-object exiciting tour is one of the icon of the culture of the minang, but istano this one is a tourist location travel destinatin for tourists who want o get closer to the minangkabu culture, this alace silundang.
    The layout of pagaruyung is not so difficult to reach because only about 5 m from batusangkar but the desert 105 km but, if from padang panjang city.
    In 2007, Istano Pagaruyung also been burned, because struck petir, namun to pay attention to the culture of an important icon in the Minangkabau tribe then rebuilt.
    The culture of the building owned by Istano Pagaruyung floor has 3 places. It is alo equipped by 72 places of pilar/post and il and places are the mark of its main gonjong.
    Furthermore, the second throne becomes the seat Bundo Kanduang. Letaknya parallel to the entance, the third is a chanber inhabited by princess married, it’s aligned on the daughters. More space is the way to the kitchen, called selasar.
    Furthermore, there is also Anjuang Rajo Babandiang used by the quein mother and then the fifth element or up to 11 is Bandu tujuh but,tango.While Istano Pagaruyung support element consists of 5 space.first is a shared kithen of cooking and cooking equipment then a second room for the ladies, second place is the mosque for religious activities.

    Isi bagian ini dengan lengkap:

    Penulis lahir: byang/ 01-09-1995
    Tanggal: 21-5-2016
    bercita-cita: teacher
    Hobi: read
    Alamat email:diansepti67@yahoo.co.id

  9. Nama : Zelvi Yolanda
    Npm : 15040123
    Sesi : 2015 D
    Final project writing 1

    VERSI INDONESIA.
    Istana basa pagaruyung atau “istano baso pagaruyuang” adalah bangunan rumah tempat tinggal raja sekaligus tempat raja menjalankan pemerintahan, bangunan ini berbentuk rumah gadang yang dibuat khusus dengan mempedomani Istana yang pernah ada sebelumnya. Istana ini terletak di kota batu sangkar, kabupaten tanah datar, sumatera barat. Istano Baso Pagaruyuang sekarang merupakan duplikat dari istano yang terbakar pada tahun 1804. Pada tahun 1976 Istano Baso Pagaruyuang dibangun kembali atas dasar dari pemikiran pemerintah Daerah dan tokoh-tokoh adat Sumatera Barat dalam rangka melestarikan nilai-nilai adat, seni dan budaya serta sejarah Minangkabau. Pada saat sekarang ini istano baso pagaruyuang sudah menjadi objek wisata yang sangat terkenal di Sumatera Barat. Ketika saya mengunjungi istano baso pagaruyuang beberapa minggu yang lalu, saya sangat tertarik dengan sebuah objek/tempat yang berada di dalam istano baso pagaruyuang. Objek ini menurut saya sangatlah memiliki makna yang sangat besar untuk para kaum perempuan, karena pada dahulunya para bundo kanduang memilih tempat ini untuk melakukan kegiatan yang bersifat kewanitaan. Tempat ini dinamakan dengan “Anjuang Perak”. Anjuang Perak ini berada di sebelah kiri atau ujung istana, ruangan ini berfungsi sebagai tempat bundo kanduang mengadakan rapat yang bersifat kewanitaan pada langgam pertama, sebagai tempat beristirahat pada langgam kedua, dan sebagai tempat tidur bundo kanduang pada langgam ketiga.

    VERSI BAHASA INGGRIS
    “Anjuang Perak” is one of rooms in “Istano Baso Pagaruyuang”. “Anjuang Perak” is the place that used by “Bundo Kanduang” to do activities that are feminine. “Anjuang Perak” placed on the left side or the end of the palace, this room have some function such as : as a place to hold meetings which “Kanduang Bundo” womanly in the first style, as a resting place on the second style, and as a bed “Bundo Kanduang” the third style. In customary of “Minang Kabau” the woman have a very important role, because in Minang tradition the woman is the person who will inherit the delegacy.
    Furthermore, in custom Minang using a matrilineal kinship system. Matrilineal is a rule where descendants come from the mother. Therefore, the Minang women were haven a very high position and “Anjuang Perak” is one of appreciation that given for “Bundo Kanduang”.

    Mr. this is writing for final project, what do you about it Mr?
    and please give me suggestion or criticism Mr.

  10. NAME: ZULYUS RAINI/12040271(15D)

    ISTANO PAGARUYUANG
    Pagaruyuang is one of the relics of the ancestors of the Minang Kabau in. The palace is the residence of the king and Pagaruyuang is the name of a kingdom. Pagaruyuang palace was established in 1300-1800. In 1800 war broke out between the indigenous Padri with the Islamic cause this palace is damaged. In 2008 the society and the government worked together to build this palace again. The new building was complete on 30 October 2013. The new building deliberately made the original building. The palace is famous for its beauty. It looks at the shape of the building with a very intricate carvings and beautiful. There are 72 palaces and 11 gonjong stanchion. One of the uniqueness of this palace is the main pillars that are not straight up and there is a stone pillar below for supporting the pole. It is intend that this palace avoid the danger of earthquakes. The palace consists of three floors. On the first foor, 9 rooms space consists of cubicles, 2 rajo anjuang space on the right. On the second floor call anjuang paranginan specifically for girls. Because, people follow the matrilineal. If a tribe have not daughter, the offspring will become extinct. Because the girls who will continue the descent or ethnic origin in their family. On the third floor is a place of deliberation rajo tigo selo and storage treasures. Minang kabau contain in the term “tungku tigo sajarangan”. It means to three kings, namely: rajo aam (government), rajo adat (customs), and alim ulama (religius). The term “tali tigo Sapilin” call the pastures of the kings. Pagaruyuang haveseveral support buildings. The first building is Rangkiang for storage of crops such as rice. The kitchen locate behind the palace. Kapularangan as a place to deliver the sad news and other important news. Kapularangan locate is be side the mosque. Furthermore, the pool with seven showers for bathing kings. The next building, bareok and palace for play king. That the support buildings of the Pagaruyuang. Minang Kabau consists of 2 kelarasan (koto piliang and body Caniago), and two Datuak namely Datuak katumangguangan and partapiah nan Sabatang. In minang Kabau have flag red, yellow, and black, call marawa. Marawa call the sungai dareh or symbol of minang people. Agam is red color and 50 kota is black coor. That somes describe of the Pagaruyuang and minang Kabau. Pagaruyuang palace is a historic building and should be maintain and preserve by the Minang people.

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