Bacan, Sultan Dede Muhammad Gary Ridwan Sjah

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Bacan, Sultan Dede Muhammad Gary Ridwan Sjah

Bacan is an island, located south-west from Halmahera.

There are 5 kingdoms in the North-Moluccans : Ternate, Tidore, Bacan, Jailolo and Loloda.

Present sultan of Bacan (2010): Sultan Dede MuhBacanammad Gary Ridwan Sjah

September 2009: Sultan of Bacan, Gahral Adyan Shah, died at his home in the area of Pondok Indah Jakarta on Monday evening due to illness suffered kidney failure last few years. He died at the age of 66 years.

On the 19th of november 2010 a man of Indonesian origin was coronated as the 21th Sultan of Bacan; an Indonesian island group in the North-Moluccans.: Sultan Dede Muhammad Gary Ridwan Sjah.
His father Sultan Alhaji Dede Muhammad Gahral Adian Sjah was sultan of bacan from 1983 until he died 21-9-2009. He was also the districtchief (Bupati) of Central-Halmaherah.
The son of this sultan already went at a young age to the USA and could make there a quite succesfull career as an computer specialist; now living in the state of Ohio.
Because his father the deceased sultan was quite loved by his people, they asked him to become their new king.
In the beginning he thought, that would be quite a problem to combine his high job in the USA with his dignity as king of Bacan.
The sultanate of Bacan is not an automatic from father to son monarchy, but an elective monarchy,where the 4 royal clans elect from within the dynasty a good candidate for the throne.
The new sultan however already was known as a quite loving and caring prince for the Bacan people, so the local nobility insisted, that he would become their new king.After Sultan Dede Muhammad Gary Sjah was coronated with the centuries old crown and given the very old royal digity stick with golden knob in his hand (Tongkat Sultan) he was declared as the 21th sultan of Bacan.

Sultan of Bacan died (2009): link
 About the sultanate: link

Sejarah kesultanan: link
Sejarah kesultanan: link

Bacan, kesultanan / P. Bacan – Prov. Maluku Utara

(N-Moluccan) Died on Monday 21 September 2009

Ternate (AFP) – Thousands of Ternate, North Maluku (Maluku Utara) welcomed the corpse of Sultan of Bacan Gahral Adyan Shah at Babullah Airport, Tuesday, which was brought from Jakarta using charter aircraft. 

Sultan Bacan died at his home in the area of Pondok Indah Jakarta on Monday evening due toold dynasties, kerajaan, king,Halamaheira,Bacan, Gahral Adyan Shah illness suffered kidney failure last few years. He died at the age of 66 years.

From Sultan Babullah Airport, the corpse of former Regent of the North Maluku (Maluku Utara) while still in the area of Maluku province) was taken to Kedaton Sultanate of Ternate.

Sultan Bacan still a close relative of Shah Sultan Ternate Mudaffar Syah. Sultan’s body was taken to the next Bacan Labuha, South Halmahera District (Halmahera Selatan) using a motor boat.

Some officials in Maluku Utara, like Governor of Maluku Utara Thaib Armaiyn, Lieutenant Governor of Maluku Utara Gani Kasuba, regent / mayor as Maluku Utara, parliament leaders and traditional leaders in the area looking corpse drive in Sultan of Bacan to the port Bastiong of Ternate.

Sultan Bacan left a wife and two children. One son works at one foreign bank and to this day he has not arrived in Ternate.

One community leader in Maluku Utara also Vice Chairman of Legislative of Maluku Utara Mr. Syaiful Ruray said has lost one of his best characters.

He added that the deceased had been a boon to many areas Maluku Utara both in terms of governance and the social field.

Sultan Bacan was one of the pioneering expansion into the province of North Maluku in 1999 ago. He was also instrumental in fighting many division two districts in Malut into nine districts.

Meanwhile, information from the Sultanate Bacan Bacan mentioned that the Sultan will be buried in the courtyard of Sultan Bacan on Tuesday night after the first interred in the Sultanate Kedaton Bacan. (*)


1322 State of Bacan founded.

Sultans (also styled Kolano Madehe)
…. – 1826 Sultan Hamarullah
1826 – 1862 Sultan Muhammad Hayatuddin Syah Putera
1862 – 1889 Sultan Muhammad Sadik Syah

 1889 – 1900 Vacant
1900 – 1917? Sultan Muhammad Usman Syah

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