Facing the historic Merdeka Square, the Istana Merdeka is the official palace of the President of the Republic of Indonesia. Many national milestones are documented in this colossal single-level building that was built by the Dutch.
The Wemale are one of the more ancient ethnic groups of Seram Island, Indonesia. They number over and live in 39 villages of the central area of the island. Like the Alune to the west, they originated from an ancestral common group called Patasiwa.