Natsepa Beach, Ambon

Ambon, Beautiful Islands

Ambon is the capital of the Moluccas otherwise famously known as the Spice Islands. It was here that the Portuguese first discovered the very lucrative nutmeg and clove that was very much sought after in 15th century Europe. Ambon experienced clashes in the early nineties amongst the Christians and Muslims; however, rest assured that today,[…]

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The Halmahera island

Spice Islands Hopping

Island Hopping around the Spice Islands can feel more like a continental adventure rather than small idyllic islands. This is pertly due to the size if some of the islands we mention here. There are organized cruises that will sail you through some of the most picturesque scenery you will ever witness and there is[…]

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Manusela National Park, Seram island

The Island Of Seram in Maluku

Seram is located north of Ambon and the major town here is named Masohi. Seram is believed to be the birthplace of all Mollucans and is referred to by all as “Nusa Ina” meaning Mother island. With Seram being the largest island in Maluku, it offers a wide variety of things to see and do.[…]

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Pasir Panjang beach, Kei Islands

Kei Islands, The Secret Paradise Of Maluku

Kei Islands located in the South Eastern tip of the Spice Islands have been kept a secret from the traveller for quite some time. If you are thinking of heading to this remote part of the world, don’t think, just do it as you will not at all be disappointed with what you will encounter.[…]

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Ambonese Dance

Maluku, The Moluccas Or The Spice Islands

Maluku – The Moluccas – Jazirat al-Muluk – The Island of the Kings – The Spice Islands – the names themselves invoke a sense of adventure, of mystery, and hint of something to be discovered, stirring that yearning which lives deep within all of us who travel and demands to be fed. When you arrive in Maluku,[…]

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Banda Neira, Maluku

Banda Neira, The Volcanic Island in The Banda Archipelago

Banda Neira or Banda Naira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago in the Maluku province, in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands, probably better known as the fabled Spice Islands of ancient times, are covered with towering, aromatic, tropical-evergreens.The Myristica Trees, indigenous to the Banda Islands, are the source of two rare and lucrative spices: nutmeg and mace –[…]

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Maluku islands

Maluku, The Famous Spice Islands

Maluku is blessed with incredible sea gardens, idyllic, tropical beaches and rugged, forest-coated volcanic mountains. These are the famous spice islands which drew Indian, Chinese, Arab and eventually European traders in search of cloves and nutmeg. In 1511, the Portuguese built their first fort in the area on the island of Ternate, and cornered the[…]

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The Ngurbloat Beach, Maluku

The Exotic Ngurbloat Beach in Maluku

Picture yourself on an exotic beach surrounded by enchanting natural splendors with nothing but vast stretches of white sands as soft as flour underneath you. No, this is not some imaginary beach on a fantasy land; this is what awaits at Ngurbloat Beach at the  Ngilngof Village, Southeast Maluku Regency, on Kei Island, in the province of Maluku. Ngurbloat Beach is also known by[…]

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The Ora beach, Seram island

Ora Beach : The Hidden Beauty Of Seram Island

As the country with the second longest coastline in the world, Indonesia is home to countless beautiful beaches, and has won numerous awards for such. One of these beaches is Ora Beach, carefully hidden away on the North Coast of Seram Island. An exotic and extremely remote destination, Ora beach is perfect for Eco-travellers and honeymooners alike. A[…]

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The Pelicans, Ngurtafur beach

Ngurtafur’s White Sand Beach in The Kei Archipelago

Filled with charm and a sense of magic, from the beauty of the blue sky, to the endless stretches of sea and sand. Historically recognized as the legendary Spice Islands, the enchanting Maluku Province is home to much more than just mace and nutmeg. Here in Southeast Maluku, on the tiny Warbal Island in the Kei island chain, lies a[…]

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The view from the top of Gunung Api Banda

Pulau Gunung Api Banda, The Volcanic Island

Pulau Gunung Api Banda is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda archipelago, and as you may have suspected by the name of the island, Gunung Api Banda – meaning fiery mountain – is made up entirely of a volcano. This small island chain was part of the fabled “Spice Islands” during the time of Portuguese[…]

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The Pombo island, Maluku

Pombo Island, The Charming Little Island in Maluku

Pombo Island is one of over a thousand islands in the Maluku Province, East Indonesia, about 5 kilometers from Ambon, the capital city of Maluku. Pombo is a small, uninhabited little island surrounded completely by a rocky, coral atoll, which is a circular shaped reef. This charming little island spans only about 2 hectares, yet presents amazing underwater[…]

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Saumlaki, Maluku

Saumlaki, The Largest Town in The Tanimbars

Somewhere in the eastern waters of Indonesia, between the Aru and Kei Islands to the east, and Timor Island to the west, are strings of islands with light blue outlines, known as the Tanimbar Islands or the Tanimbars. These islands are composed of 65 small islands which form part of the province of Maluku (Moluccas). Some of the named ones are Fordate, Larat, Molu, Maru,[…]

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The Martha Christina Tiahahu monument, Ambon

Exploring The Charming Ambon Island

The tiny islands of Ambon, Banda, Saumlaki, Ternate and Tidore – among the thousands of islands in the Moluccas seas,- changed the course of world history from the 15th century onwards. These islands were what triggered the European Age of Exploration. For in search of the Spice Islands in the Far East, Christopher Columbus sailed west – and[…]

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Scuba diving, Banda islands

The Banda Islands in Maluku

Since the first century AD, the Banda islands have been the sole producers of the fragrant nutmeg and mace for which Chinese, Indian, and Arab ships traveled across the seas. These precious spices could be sold at enormous profit in foreign markets. The people of Banda thrived on their natural resources, but in later years[…]

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