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Fort Belgica  

Fort Belgica

The restored Fort Belgica, bang in the middle of the town of Bandaneira, the "capital" of the Bandas. A sleepy place that can't have changed much since the days of the spice race.
Where money grows on trees

October 2nd 2006
Eyes still heavy with sleep, I extract myself from my little niche to have a look around. No sooner has my head risen above the edge of the parapet that a terrifically strong wind threatens to blow me off the ferry ! It must be about 6am, and our destination is in sight, dead ahead. A place I have dreamt of visiting for years - the Banda Islands. The Bandas are a small cluster of islands about ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
2nd June 2011

Great Picture
Hi...there, I would like to say that your picture is such incredible. For long time I was looking for the history of Ambon ( Maluku), The first time I went to Ambon when I was 8 years old because my father was Ambon and my father's family still living in Ambon until today but I never know that ambon has so many fort from the colonial. I would like to say thank you for all your picture that you guys put it in the web.

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