HIKAYAT KITA CHAPTER 01 HISTORICAL NOTES READ CHAPTER 01 HERE
THIS CHAPTER IS SET IN 1458 (the arrival of Princess Li Po) AND 1481 (the Vietnamese attacks Malacca) RESPECTIVELY. HIKAYAT KITA
It means 'Our Chronicles' in Malay. I changed the title because Su Yin told me to, so I did. MALACCA
Malacca is said to be the place where Malaysia's history started.
More info here
Princess Li Po in Page 03
Princess Li Po is a princess from the Ming Dynasty sailed to Malacca on 1458 to be made as a wife to Sultan Mansur Shah (Sultan of the time). After marrying the Sultan, her name was changed to Princess Hang Li Po.
Some sources say that Princess Li Po is just a mythical character, because there is no records of her whatsoever in the Chronicles from the Ming Dynasty. Another theory says that Princess Li Po is not
a princess, but just a girl as a substitute for the Sultan of Malacca.
But I like her character very much, so in the doujin you go! I'll be making a one shot of her life in Malacca after she marries the Sultan.
Her wiki page here
Hang Tuah in Page 04
Hang Tuah is one of the most popular Malay figures and my favorite! He is the top Laksamana, or admiral and he is well known for his loyalty and braveness. He can speak 12 languages, including Chinese. I am thinking of making a little one shot for him too...
His wiki page here
"No way was I that tiny!" in Page 04
China had been trading in Peninsula Malaysia since the 1300 (the only difference is the place, in the 1300, Chinese traded in Kedah). So China had known him since he's a chibi.
Siam in Page 07
Thailand's old name. Thailand used to invade Malacca but never succeeded but stopped trying when Malacca made relations with China. Do not be fooled by his smile!
Srivijaya in Page 07
An old Indonesian kingdom, and a powerful one too
Also tried to conquer Malacca.
"I know that they will be happy." in Page 08
After Princess Li Po marries with the Sultan, their Chinese/Malay descendents are called Peranakan Chinese, or as they like to call themselves, Baba (man) and Nyonya (female).
More infos here
Vietnam invasion in Page 09
After conquering Champa, Vietnam (at the time called Annam) tried to conquer Malacca as well. But Malacca did not attack back because they know Annam is a part of China's kingdom.
More info here THANK YOUS
Super super super massive thank you to my editor, Su Yin
for editing this chapter! This chapter was so different than the first draft I made, and I
know I made you confused in many ways
I hope you'll find this chapter better!
Also, thank you to my history editor Nabila-onee-chan
for editing the history facts!
Big thanks to Haruna-chan
for providing chinese translations! Help me out next time too, ya!
And last but not least, THANK YOU TO YOU
for reading! I hope I kept you entertained
! Stay tuned for Chapter 02 next month!