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Explore the Spice Islands

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The Greatest Voyage in Maritime History

There is no doubt that the geatest voyage in maritime history is the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Five vessels, all painted black, and known as the ‘Armada de Molucca’ departed Spain in … Continue reading

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The forgotten Indonesian island that was swapped for Manhattan

Today, July 31, 2017, is the 350 year anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Breda which ended the second Anglo-Dutch war. Included in the Treaty was an agreement to exchange the Dutch claim to the island of Manhattan … Continue reading

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Miguel Covarrubius in Bali 2

There has been a lot of interest in the art of Miguel Covarrubius and so here are some other examples of his images of Bali, its people and the dance. http://www.ianburnetbooks.com

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Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – An Indonesian Trilogy

A large crowd gathered at the Festival Club at Bar Luna on Thursday evening for an island-hopping adventure across Indonesia with voyager and historian Ian Burnet. The moderator, Toni Pollard, interviewed Ian about his three books on Indonesia – Spice … Continue reading

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Ian Burnet at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016

The 13th UWRF will be held 26–30 October, 2016,  celebrating the theme Tat Tvam Asi or ‘I am you, you are me’. This powerful ideology is crucial to the collective identity of Indonesia – uniting people from incredibly diverse religious, ethnic, cultural and historical backgrounds … 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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