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East Indies (update)

The book East Indies tells of the struggle of the East India Companies for trade supremacy in the Eastern Seas over two centuries. It follows the trade winds and the trade routes to the port cities across Asia and the … Continue reading

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Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices — Symposium

Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices is the first major exhibition in Australia which presents the complex artistic and cultural interactions between Europe and Asia from the 16th to 19th century, a period often referred to as the … Continue reading

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Insight Indonesia –Spice Islands Saga

I realised that the 2011 Berita Satu/Jakarta Globe TV interview on Spice Islands for Insight Indonesia had never been posted to the blogsite. I hope you find it interesting.

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The Cinnamon Route

Taking the Mystery out of History Reposted courtesy of the Museum Malaysia Volunteers website The Museum Volunteers hosted a talk by Ian Burnet on 25 January 2014 on his two books, Spice Islands and East Indies. Spices, native to islands … Continue reading

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East Indies — The English East India Company and the Founding of Singapore

Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore Friday Evening Lecture Series, 26 September 2014, 7 to 8:30 pm Speaker: Ian Burnet – Author This lecture is based on the speaker’s book ‘East Indies (2013). It follows trade winds and trade routes to the … Continue reading

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On Food and Wine

The Sydney Writers Festival was another great week of ideas and discussion. Here are some famous writers with their thoughts on Food and Wine.

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East Indies — Book Reviews III

Some more ‘East Indies’ book reviews have come in Ian Burnet journeys through the East Indies, from Calcutta and Goa to Timor and Malacca, as far as Nagasaki, Canton and Hong Kong. Europe’s desires for goods from the East —- … Continue reading

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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure 2014

The Ombak Putih is sailing again to Ambon-Banda-Lease-Obliatu-Bacan-Makian-Tidore-Ternate from October 8-19, 2014. Nutmeg and clove plantations, historic forts, old VOC buildings, dive spots, remote villages, local markets, Sultan’s Palaces, and lazing on board, are all on the agenda. Follow our … Continue reading

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e-books – love them or hate them?

It doesn’t matter because their here to stay and everyone has their own preference according to the type of book. For book publishers it certainly overcomes all those intractable problems of trying to ship books to satisfy customers in many … Continue reading

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A colourful Church in Semarang, Indonesia

This church in Semarang had the creative inspiration to decorate its exterior with colourful umbrellas strung on wire —- beautiful!

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