Saturday, July 02, 2005

Pontianak - Kalimantan Barat

Ratu Perbu of Pontianak. Photo courtesy Md. Aman, Singapore.

Matriarch of the Pontianak sultanate. The oldest living Indonesian royalty. She is more than 100 years old.

1 comment:

Raja Muda Kuno said...

She is the last sister of the last ruling Sultan of Pontianak(Syarif Hamid II),who was effective Sultan until 1950.
During important occasions;like here the installation of the present Sultan;she is honoured as the person,who MUST be asked for some kind of permission.