The Hasans: a Buginese trading family

Australia, 1974

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Episode of Series “Our Asian neighbours: Indonesia”.
The Bugis were once the feared pirates of the Java Sea. Today they run trading junks (Prahu) between the islands of Indonesia. This film is about the Hasan family, who runs a fleet of boats from the West Java port of Surabaya. Pak Hasan operate the trading ships on the Java sea. Their history and that of their business shows the strength, stamina and skill contributed by the sons, and the guidance and experience on their father.

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