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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.
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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
Asia » Indonesia » Maluku » Banda Islands

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
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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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