Fort Canning Park was once the burial ground of the Malay Kings in ancient Singapore

Fort Canning Park was once the burial ground of the Malay Kings in ancient Singapore

This day in 1596 - Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java.

This day in 1596 - Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java.

Buddhist monks meditate at Borobudur temple in central Java. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Buddhist monks meditate at Borobudur temple in central Java. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Borobudur was likely founded around 800 AD. This corresponds to the period between 760 and 830 AD, the peak of the Sailendra dynasty in central Java, when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire.

Borobudur Temple:- Indonesia (Video Included)

Borobudur was likely founded around 800 AD. This corresponds to the period between 760 and 830 AD, the peak of the Sailendra dynasty in central Java, when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire.

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Carved stone, Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. Borobudur was likely founded during the peak of the Sailendra dynasty in central Java, when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire.

Borobudur Temple:- Indonesia (Video Included)

Carved stone, Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. Borobudur was likely founded during the peak of the Sailendra dynasty in central Java, when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire.

Seated Vairochana, the Transcendent Buddha of the Center    Period:      Central or Eastern Javanese period  Date:      ca. first half of the 10th century  Culture:      Indonesia (Java)  Medium:      Bronze

Seated Vairochana, the Transcendent Buddha of the Center Period: Central or Eastern Javanese period Date: ca. first half of the 10th century Culture: Indonesia (Java) Medium: Bronze

Srivijaya Empire. Kantoli was an ancient kingdom suspected to be located somewhere between Jambi and Palembang in southern Sumatra around the 5th century of the common era.[1] Chinese records indicate that "Sanfotsi was formerly called Kantoli" and this as well as the location of the kingdom have led historians to consider Kantoli as the predecessor of Srivijaya.

Srivijaya Empire. Kantoli was an ancient kingdom suspected to be located somewhere between Jambi and Palembang in southern Sumatra around the 5th century of the common era.[1] Chinese records indicate that "Sanfotsi was formerly called Kantoli" and this as well as the location of the kingdom have led historians to consider Kantoli as the predecessor of Srivijaya.

Srivijaya Empire (Sumatra, Indonesia). The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 7th century; a Chinese monk, Yijing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in 671 for 6 months. The first inscription in which the name Srivijaya appears also dates from the 7th century, namely the Kedukan Bukit inscription around Palembang in Sumatra, dated 16 June 682.

Srivijaya Empire (Sumatra, Indonesia). The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 7th century; a Chinese monk, Yijing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in 671 for 6 months. The first inscription in which the name Srivijaya appears also dates from the 7th century, namely the Kedukan Bukit inscription around Palembang in Sumatra, dated 16 June 682.

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