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The Forgotten Islands and the ‘Forgotten Nederlanders’

‘The Forgotten Islands’ lie in Indonesian waters to the north and east of Timor on this map. In September our vessel the Ombak Putih will be visiting Kisar Island on our East Indies Exploration 2017 voyage with SeaTrek. Just 10km … Continue reading

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Alor Island – A traditional village and bronze Moko drums

                                        East Indies Exploration 2017 SeaTrek Sailing Adventures depart from Maumere in Flores on September 22 for a 12 day voyage around the outer islands of the Indonesian archipelago to finish in Ambon on October 3, 2017 After we visit … Continue reading

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Pulau Kumba is erupting!

Kumba Island lies in the Banda Sea of Eastern Indonesia and north of the island of Lembata. The island must be sitting over a hot spot in the earth’s mantle as it seems to have been active over many years. … Continue reading

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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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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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The Whale Hunters of Lamalera

In eastern Indonesia the village of Lamalera on the south coast of Lembata Island and facing the Savu Sea, has carried out whaling for centuries. This is one of the few places in the world where people are still allowed … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Banda Islands

The ‘East Indies Spice Exploration’ voyage on the Ombak Putih went well, sailing from Flores to Solor, Lembata, Alor, Wetar, Romang, Demar and some smaller islands before reaching the Banda Islands. The only problem was that we encountered some unseasonable … Continue reading

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