When Java's history was disclosed starting 8th century West Java or more popular known as the land of Pasundan or Sunda in short had started also come to light. During the reign of Javanese king from both Cailendra dynasty who built Borobudur, and Sanjaya who built Prambanan temple, on west Java the king of Galuh in 732 was also mentioned His Majesty king Sanjaya. Galuh is known as one of the center or at least one of the king palace of Pasundan, beside Pakwan, Kawali and Pakwan Pajajaran. The flourishing Sunda kingdom continued until 1579, although it was ever under control of Java kingdom of Majapahit in 1357 AD after an accident called Bubat Square.
Sunda kingdom according to the report of Tome Pires a Portuguese, had many ports. Among those were Banten, located on the bank of a river. See interesting pictures at Jakarta history museum near Fatahillah sqqure.
The name of Banten is still until used until today, and now is one of the province covering the westernmost area of Java island. It was said that Banten was the port for the trade of rice and peppers. Pontang port, was also big port but did not as important as Banten with the same trade as Banten.
Cigede was the port for the trade with Pariaman, Andalas, Tulangbawang, Sekampung and other areas with the same trade as Banten and Pontang. Tanggara was also big port belong to Sunda kingdom with the same trade as Banten. Kalapa was mentioned as the biggest town and port and was the most important for the kingdom of Sunda. The trade from Kalapa port was connecting Palembang, Lawe, Tanjungpura, Malacca, Makassar, Java and Madura. The location of this port was said around 2 days walking from the capital city of Sunda kingdom. The capital of Sunda kingdom was said at Dayo, where was the king palace standing. The Portuguese colonization in Far East had controlled Malacca since 1511 AD and Islam had started also gain followers and was able to build their kingdom ( Sultanate ) in current Cirebon area. Sunda kingdom also suffered many invasions from Islamic kingdom such as from Cimanuk and Cirebon. To be contined
Jakarta - Batavia - Banten
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