Thursday, 12 April 2012

Lapong vs Lampung vs Bengkulu/Bencoolen


Where is Lapong? What does lapong mean? What is beras lapong?

Lapong weaving
Lapong Village Women
Lapong village girls
Lapong Village


Lampung is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the southern tip of the island of Sumatra and borders the provinces of Bengkulu and South Sumatra. Lampung is the original home of the Lampung people, who speak a distinct language from other people in Sumatra and have their own alphabet. Its capital is Bandar Lampung. The province had a population of 7,596,115 at the 2010 census. Three quarters of the current population of Lampung is descended from migrants from Java, Madura, and Bali. More on Lampung in Wikipedia.

Bengkulu (Bencoolen)

Bengkulu (also known as Southwest Sumatra) is a province of Indonesia. It is on the southwest coast of the island of Sumatra, and borders the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra and Lampung. The capital and largest city is Bengkulu city. It was formerly the site of a British garrison, which they called Bencoolen. The province also includes Enggano Island. More on Bengkulu in Wikipedia.

There is Beccoolen St and Bencoolen Mosque in Singapore.