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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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‘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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Spice Islands Sailing Adventure — 2013

This year we had a multinational group of 5 Canadians, 6 Australians, 3 English, 2 Dutch and 2 Germans making up our passenger list, we were ably led by our guides Jennifer and Arif, and the whole crew of the … Continue reading

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Across the Spice Islands

IAN BURNET, IAN HEMPHILL with moderator DAVID SLY Two men who have dedicated their lives to spices: Ian Hemphill – a modern-day spice merchant & Ian Burnet – authority on Indonesia’s spice islands & trade. Join them in an exotic … Continue reading

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Malacca — Where it all started!

For centuries Malacca was the fulcrum of East – West trade and was best described by its early Portuguese resident Tome Pires in 1514: “Men cannot estimate the worth of Malacca, on account of its greatness and profit. Malacca is … Continue reading

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Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2013

The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is not just about writers, readers and books but is now a multi-cultural extravaganza that includes music, dance, poetry, performance, film, food and cooking. From when it was created by Janet de Neefe ten … Continue reading

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‘East Indies’ Book Launch September 21, 2013

<img src="https://spiceislandsblog.files.wordpress.com   Adrian Vickers (Professor of South East Asian Studies at Sydney University) kindly launched the book ‘East Indies’ in front of an audience of 60 attendees at Gleebooks in Sydney. Here is the link to the video showing … Continue reading

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Want to get blogging? — The Power of the Internet — Worldwide views of the spiceislandsblog in 6 months

Country Views Australia 372 United States 143 Netherlands 120 Indonesia 65 United Kingdom 28 Malaysia 13 Canada 11 Spain 8 France 6 Germany 6 Jersey 5 Slovenia 3 Romania 3 Thailand 3 Pakistan 2 Italy 2 New Zealand 2 Taiwan … Continue reading

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UBUD WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL 2013 PROGRAM

I am looking forward to the whole vibe of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, meeting interesting people, and attending some really interesting writer talks and events, including those below ACROSS THE SPICE ISLANDS Sunday October 13 — 9 to … Continue reading

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East of India – Forgotten trade with Australia

A reminder to those in or near Sydney that the current exhibition – East of India- Forgotten Trade with Australia, at the Australian National Maritime Museum will end early on August 18. I had hoped that the book ‘East Indies’ … Continue reading

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