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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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Buku Indonesia karya Penulis Australia Laris di Canberra

TEMPO.CO, Canberra – Tiga puluh tahun tinggal di Indonesia, membuat Ian Burnet tidak saja mencintai Indonesia, tetapi menuangkannya dalam tiga buku apik tentang Indonesia. Ketiga karyanya tersebut, pertama Spice Islands, yang terbit pada 2011, East Indies terbit pada 2013 dan … Continue reading

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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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Spicing things Up! – with Spice Art

  Jameel Prize 3 Laurent Mareschal was born Paris, where he is still based. Much of his work is underpinned by a preoccupation with incommunicability, and therefore invites audience involvement. Mareschal lived in Israel for several years, and his work … Continue reading

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Giant nutmegs found in Singapore!

Long before it became a temple to the gods of conspicuous consumption, Orchard Road in Singapore was named after the orchards and nutmeg plantations that were developed there in the early 1800’s. Nutmegs only grew in the Spice Islands of … Continue reading

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