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  • Maluku Food – Biting into #BarondaMaluku

    22 December 2013  •   •  0 comment

    Not a whole lot of people know that there are really good Maluku food, at least not a whole lot of my friends do. I didn’t either until my first trip to Ambon. Turns out, those people can cook! It shouldn’t be surprising though, considering Maluku is well known as a spice paradise and heavily Read More

  • Kei Islands: Ngurtavur / Ngurtafur and Ohoililir Beach

    13 December 2013  •   •  2 comments

    Could the Kei Islands be place of the softest sand in the world? Kei Islands is renowned to be the spot for the flour-like grains of the sea. It is also the place where Baronda Maluku project initiator, Achmad Alkatiri ( or Mad – and yes, we also think he is a bit mad), evolved Read More

  • Diving Laha: The Rich Wasteland

    6 November 2013  •   •  0 comment

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This might be the appropriate saying for diving Laha port in Ambon, Maluku. The scenery of Laha waters might not seem much on the surface. On any given day, the sights would be no less ordinary than locals gathering critters during low tide and fishermen smacking water during high Read More

  • Ostracized on Ora Beach Resort

    21 September 2013  •   •  4 comments

      This is the place for ‘the art of doing nothing’. Backed by the hills of Manusela National Park, Ora Beach Resort is a destination on its own. The 5 hours of transportation time in and out of water and through the jungle driven like the apocalypse was chasing us was worth every length after Read More

  • Bambu Gila, Maluku – Maluku’s Crazy Bamboo Tradition

    9 September 2013  •   •  0 comment

    I stood close and stared at the holy man reading from a red cloth, holding in tears. I must have looked captivated, creepy, and nosy. The cloth was written in what is called ‘bahasa tanah’ or the language of soil. He then chanted during the start of ‘Bambu Gila’ or crazy bamboo, evoking spirits to Read More

  • Wetar Island Sunset – Monday Photo

    1 July 2013  •   •  0 comment

      There are perks of working out of town, especially on the coast of a remote Island. One of them would be the nature and the spoils of a blushing sunset. On any given sunny day, the day would end in pink, hue, or golden skies. It’s a perfect ending to a day’s work. Here’s Read More

  • Migrating Pelicans, Maluku – Gleaming Monday Photo

    3 June 2013  •   •  4 comments

      We were lucky to have traveled to Maluku with Riyanni Djangkaru, a prominent Indonesian traveler and #savesharks activist. She informed us how pelicans were migratory birds and we were fortunate to see them hang out on the day we screamed and shouted at Ngurtavur Beach. Not knowing this, I’m ashamed to admit I was Read More

  • Ora Beach Resort, Maluku – Nearly Heaven

    27 May 2013  •   •  6 comments

    I have to hand it to the creator of Ora Beach Resort, he/she had a great vision of a great resort. Not only is it above an endless coral reef, the resort is right underneath sharply rising Manusela National Park hill. It’s almost perfect.  

  • Monday Photo – Sun Setting with the Wetar Sea

    25 June 2012  •   •  0 comment

    There are a lot of things that I have to do to keep myself occupied on my trip back home from the island (from work that is). One of them is wait for the sun to set and take a few good pictures. With a bit of experiment on my camera, I shot the sunset Read More

  • Friday Photo from Ambon – It’s Hollywood Bay Not Hills.

    9 March 2012  •   •  0 comment

    You’ve heard of the Hollywood Hills, but have you heard of the Hollywood Bay? I betcha you haven’t, because the Hollywood Bay is unpredictably in Ambon, Indonesia. It’s located right at the bay mouth of the city where all the boats come in to dock. I’m not sure why the Ambonese made this permanent writing, but I’m guessing it’s to compete with the one in America. You gotta hand it to the Ambonese for having such big ambitions and a lot of sense of humor.