Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Masjid Jami' Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Pontianak Sultanate was founded in 1771 by explorers from Hadhramaut led by al-Sayyid Syarif Abdurrahman al-Kadrie, descendants of Imam Ali ar-Ridha. He did two political marriage in Kalimantan, first with the daughter of Panembahan Mempawah and the second with the daughter of the Sultan of Banjar.
Once they arrived in Pontianak, they established the Kadariah Palace and get the endorsement as the Sultan of Pontianak by the Dutch East India Company in 1779[1]

....and here's the palace that still left...

Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - 01
Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - 02
Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - 03 BW
Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - 04
Istana Kadariah Kesultanan Pontianak - 05