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A tunggal panaluan is a magic staff used by shamans of the Batak people, who live in the highlands of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Traditionally the tunggal panaluan it is made from wood carved with human figures and embellished with horsehair and cooked human brain, both procured from sacrificial victims.


  • Kuiper, F. B. J., Cosmogony and Conception: A Query, History of Religions, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Nov., 1970), 91-138.
  • Winkler, J., Die Toba-Batak auf Sumatra in gesunden und kranken Tagen, American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec., 1930), 682-687.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:54:55 -0700

Tunggal Panaluan, the firing range on Nusakambangan where Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed. Photo: James Brickwood. Pastor Karina de Vega said the voices of all eight members of the group cut through the air. Advertisement.
Jakarta Post
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:48:45 -0700

The bodies of eight death-row inmates who were executed by firing squad on Tunggal Panaluan field on Nusakambangan Island, off Cilacap, in Central Java at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday and their corpses have been transported off the island. Antara reported ...
Jakarta Post
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:37:30 -0700

Fusi, who started giving him religious assistance on Sunday. Regarding the execution location, Utomo said it was likely that the executions would be conducted at Tunggal Panaluan shooting range, which was also used for a first batch of executions on Jan.

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Jakarta Post
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:31:11 -0700

As his last request, Dili sought to apologize to the children of the orphanage because he could not cook for them when they visited him in prison. Oyatanze was one of eight death row inmates executed early on Wednesday at the Tunggal Panaluan shooting ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 17 May 2015 02:40:24 -0700

A former Indonesian prisoner, who served time with Australians Bali Nine duo, said it was no surprise a guard on Nusakambangan was arrested for trafficking drugs on the prison island. Matius Arif Mirdjaja was sent to Kerobokan prison for robbery in ...

Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:16:49 -0700

The Malaysian government has claimed seven of Indonesia's cultural products as the former's national heritage in the past five years, Education and Culture Deputy Minister Windu Nuryanti said on Tuesday. “We have, to some extent, a long history of ...

Suara Pembaruan

Suara Pembaruan
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:30:00 -0800

Dari informasi yang dihimpun, Polres Cilacap dikabarkan mulai melakukan kegiatan bersih-bersih Lapangan Tembak Tunggal Panaluan, sekitar 1 km dari Dermaga Sodong, Nusakambangan. Sebagaimana diketahui, lapangan tembak di komplek eks-Lapas ...

Republika Online

Republika Online
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:22:30 -0700

Namun dari informasin yang diperoleh, eksekusi kali ini tidak akan dilakukan di lapangan tempat Limus Buntu seperti yang dilakukan dalam eksekusi gelombang pertama. Namun dilakukan di lapangan tembak Tunggal Panaluan, yang jaraknya sekitar 2 km ...

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