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The Spice Islands — Underwater

The seas of the Moluccas (Maluku) in Eastern Indonesia have pristine waters and some of the greatest variety of marine life on the planet. On our 12 day voyage from Ambon to Banda to Ternate the Ombak Putih will usually … Continue reading

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Ubud Food Festival, 5-7 June 2015

Food Forum | The Spice Islands Friday June 5, 2:30pm, at Taman Baca For a serving of spice island history, Ian Burnet will dish up a tale of the high seas and colonial rule focusing on Indonesia‚Äôs legendary spices, cloves … Continue reading

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Operation Opossum — The Rescue of the Sultan of Ternate, 1945

On our visit to the Sultan’s Palace in Ternate we learned of how the family was rescued from the Japanese at the end of the Second World War. Here are the details summarised from an article by Kevin Smith in … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Spice Islands by Schooner

Here is an article written on our 2013 sailing adventure. Reposted from Destinasian. Article by Johnny Langenheim and photos by Jack Wylie The sun is already hot and high by the time Run comes into view. Perched on the prow … Continue reading

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Sailing the Spice Islands

The great arc of the Indonesian archipelago starts north of the island of Sumatra and curves south and east until it reaches Papua. This arc of islands is defined by a string of active volcanoes, in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, … Continue reading

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Spice Islands — Time for a Celebration!

It is three years since Spice Islands was first published and it is time for a small celebration — with some bubbles! In July 2011, I received the advance copies of Spice Islands. Imagine the excitement of holding the results … Continue reading

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The Garden of Good and Evil — Indonesia’s Fabled Spice Islands

A guest blog from Jennifer Hayes, tour leader, photographer and writer with Sea Trek Sailing Adventures SeaTrek, the Ombak Putih and Ian Burnet will be sailing to the Spice Islands from 8-19 October 2014, for more details go to http://www.seatrekbali.com/cruise/spice-routes-spice-wars/Continue reading

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