About Us


تَاكُمْ أَهْلَ اْليَمَن هُمْ أَرَقُّ أَفْئِدَةً وَأَلْيَنُ قُلُوْبًا اَلْإِيْمَانُ يَمَانٌ وَالْحِكْمَةُ يَمَانِيَّةٌ

The people of Yemen have come to you and they are more gentle and soft-hearted.
Belief is Yemenite and Wisdom is Yemenite.
(Saheeh Al-Bukhaari)


Over centuries, the people of Hadhramaut (South Yemen) have spread and contributed a massive history throughout the world.
As their voyage had reached Indonesia, one of the oldest civilizations in South Asia, this community also played a major role in this archipelago which is worth its own focus for study and research purposes.

MENARA is a study and research center focusing on Arab descent in Indonesia as a subject, compiling data and files for the basic of study and research.

Lack of information and literature about Arab descent in Indonesia have made narration and perspective about this subject interdisciplinary are poorly understood.

The scope of MENARA research is very broad: documenting & archiving, covering up history to contemporary issues, sociology to anthropology, and other disciplines such as the arts, journalism, and even people empowerment.

MENARA is currently based in two cities in Indonesia, Surabaya and Jakarta, and developing its networks to other cities and countries.

Researches by MENARA are using variety of methods, collaborating with diverse parties in any kind of projects and activities with the output results will vary, from scientific journals to merchandise-producing related to the subject Arab descent in Indonesia.


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88@kasablanka 18th floor Tower A
Jalan Casablanca Raya kav. 88
Jakarta Selatan 12870

+62 21 2960 7635

+62 21 2960 7501 

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