Nowadays numerous colleges, medical and hospital facilities, streets and Sumatran urban areas are named after her. The seaport in Teluk Krueng Raya, Aceh Besar is named with Malahayati Harbor. During the new orde of Indonesia, one of the warships of the type of Destroyer (FREGAT) of Fatahillah class belonging to the Navy, named KRI Malahayati. These warships were made at the Wilton-Fijenoord shipyard, Schiedam, Holland in 1980, specifically for the Indonesian Navy. In education, there is Malahayati University located in Bandar Lampung. A movie series admiral Malahayati who narrates the Malahayati memoirs was made in 2007. The name Malahayati is also used by the Democratic National Organization as the female division’s name with the full name of “Garda Wanita Malahayati”.
Keumalahayati famous known by Malahayati, is one of the fighter women from the Sultanate of Aceh. Her father was named Admiral Mahmud Syah. Her grandfather from her father’s line was Admiral Muhammad Said Syah, the child of Sultan Salahuddin Syah who managed around 1530-1539 M. The Sultan Salahuddin Syah was the child of Sultan Ibrahim Ali Mughayat Syah (1513-1530 AD), who was the originator of the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam. She was a princess and famous as the first world women admiral, moreover she was a moslem. Continue reading “Malahayati, The First Moslem Woman Admiral in The World. Part 1- Early Life”