“At about half past five we were roused from a light snooze by a dull and the trembling of the entire ship, my first thought was: an explosion of one of the boilers. We all jumped up which caused an enormous scramble for the only steps leading to the deck. A few seconds after the […]

ON MISSION A Slice story from my rambles in Medan, here I observed the archeological remains from Japanese occupation in Medan. Present day, it is house of Asnawi family, located on Lorong Idris, Gg. Famili No.9D. Five people live within this building! According Jufrida, an archaologist from Archaeology Agency in Medan, probably this building has already […]

“Ik had getekend voor de Expeditionaire Macht, en je tekende dan voor onbepaalde tijd, waar ook ter wereld. Ik kwam bij de Zeven December Divisie op 2 januari 1946. We zouden worden opgeleid voor de oorlog tegen Japan maar toen die capituleerde werd onze bestemming Indië…” “I had signed up for the “Expeditionairy Forces” which […]

“Ik val aan, volgt mij!” Rear Admiral K.W.F.M. Doorman on The Battle of Java Sea 27th February 1942 ON MISSION Front Facade Rear Facade: The 915 soldiers who perished in the Battle of Java Sea Crews of “De Ruyter” in rear facade of The Karel Doorman Monument The Karel Doorman Monument has been established in […]

“He slept and dreamed a second time: and suddenly seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good. Then behold, seven thin heads, blighted by east wind, sprang up after them” Genesis 41: 5-6 ON MISSION Although the “Algemeene Maatschappij van Levensverzekering En Lijfrente” (General Company of Life Insurance and Annuities) has […]

ON MISSION Save our heritage or perished, it is not only bad news, but an attention and statement that delivered to the government [especially Tangerang Regional Government], communities who concern about the preservation of heritage buildings, and all people who read our journey. Based on the picture of old buildings surrounding Jakarta published by National […]

ON MISSION About the meaning of battery, the battery that refers to artillery battery. That is a unit of weapons [guns, mortars, or rockets] that assembled in order to facilitate the better battlefield communication, command, and control, also to provide spreading for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems. Definitely, it is a defensive military […]