Monthly Archives: January 2014

Birds of Paradise — Papuan school children perform tribal dance

These Papuan school children are preparing for a dance performance in Jakarta. Look at their magnificent headdresses, each one a complete bird-of-paradise. Hopefully these birds are still not endangered and are a renewable resource There is time for one last … Continue reading

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‘East Indies’ at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Book launch: East Indies book talk by Ian Burnet Sunday 16 February 2014| 2 pm – 4 pm A fascinating talk about the spice trade and its little known associated collateral. It documents the 200 year struggle between the Portuguese … Continue reading

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‘East Indies’ at the Kunstkring Paleis, Sunday February 9

East Indies —- Book Review When you read East Indies by Ian Burnet, you can almost smell exotic spices over salt spray and wet wood of the ships that transported the goods back to Europe. Following on from his previous … Continue reading

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‘East Indies’ — The first book reviews have started coming out

The book reviews for ‘East Indies’ have started coming out and here is what they say: East Indies —- Book Review When you read East Indies by Ian Burnet, you can almost smell exotic spices over salt spray and wet … Continue reading

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Hotel Majapahit — Surabaja

  Built in 1910 by the Sarkie Brothers the Hotel Majapahit exceeds their Eastern and Orient Hotel in Penang, and their Raffles in Singapore in size, style and elegance. Lovingly restored, it is absolutely amazing and a nights accommodation costs … Continue reading

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Villa Baliku, for your Balinese holiday

This contemporary Asian-influenced, 3 bedroom villa with a pool and beautiful tropical garden is nestled in the rice fields next to the traditional village of Banjar Padang in Kerobokan. Yet located only 15 minutes by car from the beaches, restaurants, … Continue reading

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