Enrique du Malacca
Sat, 26 Feb 2005 00:18:39 +0800
"mohd yusof" <email@example.com>
From the tip of current
The Muslim Malay in
Enrique is Malay. He must have a name given by
his folks, our friends from
I kind of like Trapobana, this name can be commercialized and made known to general public at large. I am to call my Bistro, Trapobana Cafe.
Just listen to a Malaysian Malay or Sumatran Malay or Bruneian Malay or Sulawesi Malay or Filipino ( tagalog ), we will find that the sound/connotation/the sickening up and down rhythm/talking like asking question all the time tempo.... are all the same. Malacca in 1521 were only popular for the port activities i.e. anything to do with the sea.If you want to be well known to sea merchants, you have to tell them that you come from seafarers areas namely the areas of Sulawesi, Sulu and the Cebu etc. to gain more respect, don't you think? Enrique/Panglima Awang/Enrique will do the same......It is stupid of Enrique to stay recognized after what he had done to the Spaniard when he bloody well know that the Spaniard have all the capabilities to come back and slaughter him. We have to trace his wife (the Sumatran slave Magellan brought together to meet the Spanish King). If I were Enrique, I will stay in Malacca where the Spaniards will not dare to get closer, and earn my living by becoming a Consultant to the sea merchants.
mohammad yusof abdullah
"Roger Kidley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
the beginning of the 16th century the world was in transition. Spanish ships
had just begun regular trans-Atlantic voyages and the Portuguese were beginning
to transport spices, slaves and other articles of trade from the East to the
West. Malacca was already established as a great trading centre where the Arabs
had established a slave market (selling non-believers only). Many of the slaves
were from the eastern island of what has become
The following is a partial English Transalantion of a French text from website:
Fernand de Magellan
1480 - The
Magellan thinks of finding a road towards
true name, Magalhães's Fernão
is almost forty years old when he begins his tour of the world. Disdained by
With a fleet of five vessels and two hundred and sixty men(people), Magellan leaves
on August 10th, 1519 of
Magellan takes with him presents for the natives whom he'll meet (mirrors, knives, bells and little spherical bells). But he(it) verifies the load because he knows that the journey will be long and difficult. This load consists of flour, beans, lenses, rice, five hundred seventy books(pounds) of pig, two hundred barrels of sardines, nine hundred eighty four cheeses, four hundred and fifty cords of garlic and onion. There's also one thousand five hundred twelve books(pounds) of honey and three thousand two hundred books(pounds) of raisins. For the morale of the sailors, there's of Xeres, and for the lighting, lanterns and candles.
Magellan reviews the crew, makes of men(people) of various nationalities, recruited in alleys or inns, in the weeks preceding the departure. He wonders about their behavior in the difficult moments which they'll live certainly.
On September 20th, 1519, at dawn, in the sound of the knocks of artillery,
the fleet leaves San Lucar. In this journey, Magellan
has for dream to find this passage westward which would lead him(it)
" August 10th, 1519, men(people) of crew, approximately two-hundred seventy, meet at dawn for a solemn farewell mass. Fernand de Magellan received the silk royal banner and swears to claim quite the lands that he'll discover in the name of king Charles. Then, his(her) captains, pilots and leading seamen kneel down before him and promise to obey him(her) in any thing(matter). "
Two months later, November 29th, 1519, sailors reach(affect) the coasts of
The inhabitants of these lands show themselves sweet and friendly with Portuguese, even if afterward Antonio Pigafetta learns that these last ones are cannibal. But all passes well. The sailors discover new fruits as pineapple or "batates" (in the form of sweet chestnut) and the sugar cane. They can buy them for almost nothing. The sailors live peaceful moments there, amusing, even with the local girls whom they can buy (eh yes) for few.
But it's time to resume the sea. In the beginning of
January, 1520, Magellan believes to have found
the so looked for passage. But it is only illusion. The doubt settles down within
vessels. Indeed, they meet themselves in conditions more painful than what had
been promised to them in
But this trip begins to seem long to the men(people)
of crew and these last ones activate(start) a mutiny. Magellan
puts an end to it, but in the violence ( beheaded,
stabbed or quartered mutineers). Afterward, one of the vessels,
On October 21st, 1520, Magellan discovers an
unknown bay(berry). For him, it's unquestionably about
the passage which he looked for. He(it) gives it the
name of the
" We leave our winter
districts in October, 1520, the spring in this region, with four vessels;
Enrique de Malacca
Vessels cannot get fresh supplies, not knowing too much their exact position. So, the famine as well as the thirst torment them. The scurvy makes its appearance. About twenty men(people) died.
However, as the crossing is made on quiet waters, Magellan gives them the name of
On March 6th, 1521, he(it)
reaches(affects) the islands of Marianne. They can then stock up. Magellan arrives in the
" Three months having left
Enrique de Malacca
King of the
" I was with Magellan when he died. I fought(disputed) beside him against three thousand warriors of the leader Lapulalu, and I ran away only when they assembled around my boss brings(shoots) down, as flies on a lump of sugar, to plunge their lance of bamboo into its body. Where were they the Spanish captains, at this moment there? In safety(security) aboard their vessels, occupied with smoothing their mustaches and with throwing(casting) itself settled looks. "
Enrique de Malacca
Deprived of another vessel, the Conception, the crew resumes
the sea and reaches(affects) Moluques on November 6th, 1521. The sailors rest(base) there and acquire spices. Both vessels leave
these islands on December 27th, 1521. But one of the naivres, the
A single vessel,
" We ate only old biscuits reduced to powder and full of verse. We also ate skins of ox(beef) and as for rats, certain of us had no it enough. "
On September 6th, 1522, the last caravel and his(her) eighteen men(people) arrive in San Lucar's port(bearing). Antonio Pigafetta reviews this terrible epic. Sebastian Del Cano is ennobled by Charles the Fifth
This expedition carried out the first tour of the world. She
allowed to confirm the roundness of the Earth, the
possibility of joining the East by the West and the fact that
Some years later, in 1526, survivors of the Trinidad arrive