14 June 2006 (The Star Online) – A feature on the archaelogical features of Bujang Valley in Kedah, Malaysia.
Cradle of an early civilisation
The Bujang Valley in Kedah was the bustling centre of a rich and prosperous kingdom between the third and 12th century AD.
It was then known as Nusantara, a Sanskrit word which means â€˜seat of all felicities.â€™
The area, which was also called Bujanga or â€˜Valley of the Serpentâ€™ was Southeast Asiaâ€™s central trading entreport which dealt with cargo brought by Arab, Chinese, Indian as well as maritime traders from the Malay archipelago.
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