Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Pokok Bunga Emas

The pokok bunga emas is an artificial ornamental tree made with gold or golden leaves, trunk, branches and flowers. Either all the parts are made of gold or are painted golden. The golden ornamental tree was used by the Kelantan to pay to the Siamese Kingdom in return for protection from warring Malay states or quarters.

Kelantan was a rich gold producer that once supplied gold to other neighbouring states. Kelantan started paying gold to Siam since 1817, for 92 years, every 3 years, and 30 times. That enslavement ended with the signing of the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 (Bangkok Treaty of 1909), following which Kelantan was handed over to British Malaya. Siam and Britain have been allies.

Pokok bunga emas