TAWARIKH:International Journal for Historical Studies,
Observation and Discussion onthe History of Maritime Archipelago
Traditionally, ocean is seen as the source of inspiration in the quest for truth that denies the theory of worldview which is always related to myths and superstitions. Ocean has its advantage to tie relationship between nations, to formthe will of togetherness, to understand each other as well as to generate wealth. It is priceless treasure which cannot be traded and changed. On the contrary, oceancan also be regarded as a con
lict zone that has brought the fall of many ancient traditional civilizations and caused the distant relationship between nations. Inrelation to this, this article will review the importance of observation relating tomaritime aspects of this region and the ability of maritime in re-uniting moderncountries of South East Asia that have destroyed due to past colonization. To realizethe mission and vision of uniting the nations of this region, a paradigm shift in the government policy as well as in the mind of the people should
irst be done, i.e. tosee oceans as an uniting factor not as separator. In a bigger framework, all nationsof this region should instil the determination and awareness that the historical and cultural maritime of Southeast Asia belongs to everybody and it is the joint heritageof every states and nations in this region.
: Ocean, united nation, islands of South East Asia, archipelago, and thehistory of maritime.
Ocean is known as
in the Malay language and it derives froma Latin word,
, which is originated from an ancient Greek word,
which means ocean that separates European and African landsand it does not consist of Middle Sea. Traditionally, ocean or sea has becomean inspiration for humans to seek for truthfulness and it has successfullydenied human’s worldview which relates to myths and superstitions. It iscapable to unite nations, to form togetherness as well as understandingand to generate wealth. Ocean is our priceless asset that cannot be traded
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali
is a Lecturer at the Programme of History, School of Social Sci-ences UMS (Malaysia University of Sabah), Jalan Beg Berkunci 273, 88999 Kota Kinabalu,Sabah, Malaysia. He can be reached at: email@example.com