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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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The Tropical Spice Garden and Clove Hall- Penang

It is lovely to visit Penang Island again and explore the historic streets of multicultural Georgetown, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Row after row of the historic shophouses are being converted into boutiques, restaurants, museums, coffee shops, and whatever … 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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