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Durian – The King of Fruits

The durian is known as the ‘King of the Fruits’ a label that can be attributed to its huge size (up to 7kg for some varieties), formidable look, and (for some)  an overpowering odour. With this size and this crazy … Continue reading

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A Little Flight Reading

Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia Ian Burnet, Rosenberg Press, $39.95 An article from ‘The Australian’ – January 16, Travel Section – Graham Erbacher Is your body back at work but head and heart still on holidays? Time for a good … Continue reading

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Franklin Naik Pinisi

Franklin is a loveable tortoise character who gets involved in various adventures and in the process gives young Indonesian children access to reading as an early learning experience. There are both a yellow and green series for different age groups, … Continue reading

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Flores – Larantuka and the ‘Larantuqueiros’

When the 1511 Portuguese expedition to the Spice Islands led by Antonio de Abreu reached the north-eastern end of Flores they found a promontory which was a landmark for ships sailing this coast. Known as Tanjung Bunga in Malay, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Archipelago – A Journey Across Indonesia

Book Review: Archipelago – A Journey Across Indonesia, by Ian Burnet This beautifully illustrated and informative book takes the reader on a journey both through the landscape of Indonesia and also back through Indonesia’s past. It weaves a spellbinding experience … Continue reading

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Archipelago – Book Talk at the SMSA

Ian Burnet – Archipelago Mitchell Theatre, SMSA Sydney, 280 Pitt Street Tuesday 8 September 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 Ian Burnet explores the most culturally diverse nation on earth, Indonesia, which comprises as many as 17,000 islands. Travelling by bus, plane, … Continue reading

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The Jakarta – Bandung Railway

I have always considered the Jakarta – Bandung railway to be one of the great railway journeys of the world. The line follows the northern coastal plains until turning south near Cikampek when our train slows to a crawl as … Continue reading

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