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Fish of the day...  

Fish of the day... parrotfish. I found this elderly fisherman off Pulau Ai. He had trapped several fish in a simple trap made of bamboo and coral blocks. The hard part was to spear the fish once inside ! Parrotfish have a formidable beak and could easily have your finger off.
Look out ! Misters about !

October 4th 2006
Not all that much happens on the Banda Islands. The days of crazy foreigners falling over themselves to set foot on the islands - all for a little brown nut - are long gone. The Bandas are a forgotten backwater if ever there was one. Not surprisingly therefore, the docking of a ship as large as the Bukit Siguntang at a port as tiny as Neira Island's is an event. A big event. Ar ... 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
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