Udaya Halim (born on March 26, 1953) is an Indonesian businessman and heritage activist of Benteng Chinese roots.He is best known as the founder of the Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang, Indonesia.
Benteng Chinese are a Chinese-Indonesian community of 'Peranakan' or mixed descent, native to the historic Tangerang area in the modern-day Indonesian provinces of Jakarta, Banten and West Java.
The Benteng Heritage Museum is a heritage site and museum in Pasar Lama, the old market district in Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. Located near the river Cisadane, it is the first Indonesian museum that highlights the history and heritage of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.
Tangerang is a city in the province of Banten, Indonesia. Located on the western border of Jakarta, it is the third largest urban centre in the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area after Jakarta and Bekasi; the sixth largest city proper in the nation; and the largest city in Banten province. It has an area of 164.54 square kilometres and an official 2010 Census population of 1,797,715, increasing to 2,001,925 as at 2014 – making it the eighth most populated suburb in the world at the latter date.
Halim grew up in Tangerang's historic Pasar Lama area.In 1997, during the Asian economic crisis, he moved with his family to Perth, Western Australia. Halim acquired the historic building that now houses the Benteng Heritage Museum in 2009. Following extensive restoration and conservation work, the Benteng Heritage Museum was officially unveiled on November 11, 2011.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.04 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.
Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese, are the descendants of Chinese immigrants from the southern provinces who came to the Malay archipelago including British Malaya and Dutch East Indies and southern Thailand, primarily in Phuket and Ranong between the 15th and 17th centuries.
Depok is a city in West Java province, and located within Greater Jakarta in Indonesia. It has an area of 200.29 km2. As of 2014 census, it had a population of 1,869,681 people, with a density of 8,746 people/km2. Depok was declared as a separate city on 20 April, 1999.
Jabodetabek or Greater Jakarta is an official and administrative definition of the urban area or megacity surrounding the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta. The original term "Jabotabek" dated from the late 1970s and was revised to "Jabodetabek" in 1999 when "De" was inserted into the name following its formation. It finally included DKI Jakarta, five cities and three regencies.
Kota Tua Jakarta, officially known as Kota Tua, is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also known as Oud Batavia, Benedenstad, or Kota Lama.
Marga Tjoa is an Indonesian popular romance and children's literature writer better known by the pen name Marga T. One of Indonesia's most prolific writers, she first became well known in 1971 for her serial Karmila that was published as a book in 1973 and later made into a film. As of 2006, she has published 38 novels.
Kwee Tek Hoay was a Chinese Indonesian Malay-language writer of novels and drama, and a journalist.
Thio Tjin Boen was an Chinese-Indonesian writer of Malay-language fiction and journalist.
Drama dari Krakatau is a 1929 vernacular Malay novel written by Kwee Tek Hoay. Inspired by Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1834 novel The Last Days of Pompeii and the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, the sixteen-chapter book centres on two families in 1920s Batam that are unknowingly tied together by siblings who were separated in 1883. The brother becomes a political figure, while the sister marries a Baduy priest-king. Ultimately these families are reunited by the wedding of their children, after which the priest sacrifices himself to calm a stirring Krakatoa.
Loa Sek Hie Sia was a Chinese-Indonesian colonial politician, parliamentarian and founding Voorzitter or chairman of the controversial, ethnic-Chinese self-defense force Pao An Tui. In his political career, he campaigned against racial discrimination and demanded better healthcare and education for ethnic Chinese in the Dutch East Indies.
Vihara Dharma Bhakti, also known as 金德院, is a klenteng located in the China Town neighborhood of Glodok, Jakarta, Indonesia. Completed in 1650, Vihara Dharma Bhakti is the oldest Chinese temple in Jakarta.
Chinese Indonesians have lived in Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia for centuries. Bangka Belitung is one of the regions with the largest Chinese population in Indonesia besides Java, Riau, Eastern Sumatra and West Borneo.
Toko Kompak is a historic landmark in Pasar Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the residence of Tio Tek Ho, Majoor der Chinezen (1896-1908), who was the penultimate head of the Chinese community in colonial Jakarta.
Tio Tek Ho, 4th Majoor der Chinezen was a Chinese-Indonesian bureaucrat who served as the fourth and penultimate Majoor der Chinezen or Chinese headman of Batavia, now Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. This was the most senior position in the Chinese officership, which constituted the Chinese arm of the civil bureaucracy in the Dutch East Indies. As Majoor, Tio was also the ex officio Chairman of the Chinese Council of Batavia, the city's highest Chinese government body.
Boen Tek Bio is the oldest Chinese temple in Tangerang, Indonesia. It is located at the corner of Jalan Bhakti and Jalan Cilame in the heart of Pasar Lama, Tangerang's old market district.
Tan Liok Tiauw Sia was a prominent Chinese-Indonesian landlord, as well as a pioneering plantation owner and industrialist in the late colonial period. He was the last Landheer of Batoe-Tjepper, today's district of Batuceper.
A gubernatorial election was held on 15 February 2017 to elect the governor of Banten province for the five-year term between 2017 and 2022. The election was held simultaneously with other provincial and local elections across the country as part of the 2017 local elections. It pitted incumbent Rano Karno against People's Representative Council member and former mayor of Tangerang Wahidin Halim.
Mona Lohanda is an Indonesian historian, archivist and academic, as well as a former curator of the National Archives of Indonesia. She is a leading authority on the history of Batavia, as well as its Chinese-Indonesian community.
Wahidin Halim is an Indonesian politician who is the current Governor of Banten, having held that position since 2017. Before being elected to the office, Halim had spent two years as a legislator and ten years as the mayor of Tangerang.