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  Ambon Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seram, Ambon, and most of Maluku are part of Wallacea, the group of Indonesian islands that are separated by deep water from both the Asian and Australian continents, and have never been linked to the continents by land.
Ambon used to be the world center of clove production; until the nineteenth century, the Dutch prohibited the rearing of the clove-tree in all the other islands subject to their rule, in order to secure the monopoly to Ambon.
During the Dutch period, Ambon City was the seat of the Dutch resident and military commander of the Moluccas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ambon_Island   (913 words)

Ambon island lies close to the south west coast of Ceram in the Molucca Group of islands.
Ambon War Cemetery (known locally as the Australian Cemetery) is on the opposite side of the bay to the airport.
The town of Ambon, situated on Laitimor Peninsula on the southern shore of Ambon Bay, was severely damaged during the war, first by the Japanese who bombed it heavily in January 1942 and later by the Allied forces who attacked it in 1943 and 1944.
www.fepow-memorial.org.uk /ambon.htm   (575 words)

 Ambon - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ambon, island, c.300 sq mi (775 sq km), E Indonesia, one of the Moluccas, in the Banda Sea.
Ambon was temporarily under British rule from 1796 to 1802 and again from 1810 to 1814.
The town was the site of a major Dutch naval base captured (1942) by the Japanese in World War II, and it was the scene (1950) of a revolt against the Indonesian government during the short-lived South Moluccan Republic.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ambon.html   (371 words)

 Ambon City
Indeed, Ambon was one of the firsts Moluccan islands to be occupied by the Portuguese and used as a plantation.
Ambon City is the Main City and seaport of Ambon Island, and is the capital of Maluku Province.
Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku, which is built on a hillside overlooking the bay, has a number of interesting sites of historical and cultural interests.
www.indonesia-tourism.com /maluku/ambon.html   (272 words)

 Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia - Sources of Conflict
They constitute the majority on Ambon (approximately 60%) and are indigenous Malukans (see Ambon population figures), whereas the Muslims are in the minority and have lost a significant portion of their population due to people fleeing the conflict and returning to their places of origin.
Reality – The Muslim population on Ambon is declining (65-70,000 to Butan alone) because of an exodus from Ambon and all islands of central and south Maluku (primarily transmigrants from Buton and South Sulawesi).
On Ambon, Saparua and Seram this is accomplished by a constant pressure from Christian fighters on isolated Muslim communities; the transmigrants still have strong family ties in their places of origin and therefore, faced with a constant threat of violence, they opt to return to their families.
www.websitesrcg.com /ambon/documents/Advocat1.htm   (1853 words)

 Inside Indonesia 60 - What caused the Ambon violence?
Ambon is in a state of simmering civil war.
Ambon’s urban population is rather heavily dependent on direct employment in the civil service: over a quarter by my crude calculations.
Indeed, other reports confirm that the Ambon conflict was triggered by rivalry between semi-criminal gangs that operated both in Ambon and in the nation’s capital Jakarta.
www.insideindonesia.org /edit60/ambon.htm   (1632 words)

The much better armed Dutch arrived at the end of the 16th century and settled on Ambon, and over the next several decades defeated all opposition, establishing a monopoly on the spice trade in the process.
Ambon is quite different from the other, larger Indonesian islands, and has a bit of a Polynesian feel to it.
Ambon is very small, with a downtown area that is only a few blocks long.
homepage.mac.com /dmn1/Indonesia/Ambon.html   (1069 words)

 Ambon Island, Central Moluccas, Indonesia « Dive Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ambon, a tiny island in the middle of the Maluku islands, despite its size had always been in the center of the hub, a busy port of call for the trading ships and later on for the colonialists battle and cargo ships.
Diving in Ambon is mainly done along the southern coasts of the southern arm.
Laha I and Laha II in the southern part of Ambon's northern peninsula are shallow dive locations with a lot of rubbish and coral rubble piles, and low visibility.
www.kapalselam.org /dive_site/ambon   (895 words)

 Ambon City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ambon City has an airport, and was home to the Pattimura University, a state university, and the Indonesian Christian University of Maluku (UKIM), a private Protestant university, though both were seriously damaged during the violence in 2000-2002.
Ambon was a center of Christian missionary activity, and Ambon and the surrounding islands have many Christians as well as the Muslims that predominate in most of Indonesia.
In 1950, Ambon City was the center of an uprising against Indonesian rule, caused by the rebellion of Republic of the South Moluccas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ambon_City   (617 words)

 Ambon People Culture, The biggest Archipelagou of Indonesia
Ambon is on of the islands which is now a province of Indonesia called "The Province of Maluku".
Traditional villages on the island of Ambon was built along main road closed each other, or in a group of houses separated by land.
See from the history where Ambon or Maluku was under the influence of Ternate and Tidore kingdoms for years since 1500s, it was assumed that this division was to give a mark to each of above kingdom colony.
www.balitouring.com /culture/ambon.htm   (1349 words)

 Ambon Tourism Objects: Natsepa Beach - Amsterdam Fortress - Victoria Fortress - Mount Sirimau
This beautiful beach is often visited by Ambon society and very popular in the region.
In the town that known with its 'Rujak', is suitable for have sunbathing or swimming.
This fortress is the second fortress of the Dutch in Ambon City.
www.indonesia-tourism.com /maluku/ambon_tourism.html   (374 words)

 Ambon Civil War (in English)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ambon and the surrounding islands were hit by a devastating civil war on January 19, 1999.
Even though Ambon has been known as a Christian-pocket region in Indonesia, the Muslims in Ambon had been living in peace and harmony with the Christians.
The Tua Hila Church in Hila Christian Village (the oldest church in Ambon) was burned (100% destroyed).
www.fica.org /hr/ambon/enAmbonCivilWar.html   (1616 words)

 Ambon, Maluku Terrorist Trial - Indonesia Matters
A number of Muslim militants are currently on trial in the city of Ambon, province of Maluku, scene of an inter-religious war from around 2000 to 2004.
He is known locally as a something of a religious teacher, and police also believe he is connected with a separate attack on a Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) post in the seaside village of Lokki on May 16 2005 in which five police officers, and their cook, were killed.
One Sarif Tarabubun, a police brigadier, was sentenced to 15 years by an Ambon court for his role in the attack on the bar.
www.indonesiamatters.com /85/ambon-maluku-terrorist-trial   (406 words)

 Fall of Ambon: Overview
The Japanese landed on the island of Ambon on 30 January 1942.
One group was sent to defend the airfield at Laha on the west side of Ambon Bay and the others were deployed to the east of the bay, south of the town of Ambon.
The first Japanese air attack on Ambon was on 6 January and by 24 January the Japanese were less than 1000 kilometres from the island.
www.ww2australia.gov.au /japadvance/ambon.html   (789 words)

 CNN.com - Indonesia's Ambon relatively calm despite sniper fire - June 29, 2000
The residents took shelter as soldiers patrolled the streets of Ambon, capital of Indonesia's strife-torn Muluku islands, just days after Jakarta declared a state of emergency in the region.
Ambon is the capital of Maluku, which is about 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) northeast of Jakarta.
A demonstration Wednesday by Moluccans in The Hague against the bloodshed in the Muluku islands turned violent, and water cannons had to be used to disperse the approximately 1,000 protesters.
archives.cnn.com /2000/ASIANOW/southeast/06/29/indonesia.ambon   (775 words)

TEXT: The fighting began in Ambon early last year, and since then at least 1000 people have been killed and countless buildings, including many churches and mosques, have been burned or destroyed.
The other possibility is interests within Ambon itself that would have an interest either in protecting their control of part of the economy or the administration from many other groups.
The analysts say Ambon is an important test for the new government of President Wahid.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2000/02/000216-ambon1.htm   (667 words)

 Ambon's silent scream
Across the bay from Ambon City, a mile-wide swath of smoke rose heavenward from the village of Hative Besar.
The day we arrived in Ambon, a boat filled with 80 people had come under attack; two were killed and 18 seriously wounded.
Men and boys were congregating on the road by the beach when we landed, grouping to walk up the road and defend other villages against the forces of Muslim jihad warriors—warriors armed with automatic weapons, mortars, grenades and other advanced weaponry.
archives.tconline.org /Stories/Dec00/Ambon_reflection.html   (934 words)

 Maluku & Ambon - Indonesia Matters
The law in Ambon city enforces respect for Muslim customs as bakso may not be sold during the daylight hours.
Residents of Pattimura in Ambon, Maluku have surrendered large amounts of weaponry to the authorities.
Zainudin Nasir, an Islamic militant, was sentenced to twenty years jail for involvement in attacks on Christians in Ambon.
www.indonesiamatters.com /category/indonesia/maluku   (166 words)

The island of Ambon was a strategically important target for the Japanese because of its two airfields.
He had to send 1,100 men in all to Ambon: the 2/21st Battalion, an anti-tank troop, a section of engineers, a detachment of signallers and medical and service personnel.
The Japanese invasion of Ambon commenced on 30 January 1942 and within a day the Dutch native troops began surrendering.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-battles/ww2/ambon.htm   (519 words)

 Ambon Memorial
The Ambon Memorial, which is in the form of a shelter, stands on the first terrace in Ambon War Cemetery (known locally as the Australian Cemetery), which is on the opposite side of the bay to the airport.
The cemetery lies 5 kilometres north-east of Ambon on the main road to Galala.
The Ambon Memorial was constructed on the site of a former prisoner of war camp, and commemorates over 440 officers and men of the Australian forces who have no known grave.
www.roll-of-honour.org.uk /Cemeteries/Ambon_Memorial   (425 words)

 Ambon, Maluku, Moluccas Information Website
The following information was compiled from the bureau of statistics in Ambon in late 1999 and early 2000.
Ambon Municipality - Maps and Population and religious breakdown
Ambon - Sources of the conflict - a paper on the continuing conflict in Maluku and specifically Ambon describing the sources of the conflict, November 1999.
www.websitesrcg.com /ambon   (441 words)

 Ambon Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Flights from Sulawesi to the main airport on Ambon, or boats from various parts of Indonesia are options.
Ambon has been wracked by ethnic and religious violence since 1999.
While tensions between the main Muslim and Christian factions have been slowly waning, there were still scuffles in spring 2004 and caution is advised.
wikitravel.org /en/Ambon_Island   (150 words)

 News: Indonesia, Two killed in karaoke club shooting in Indonesia's restive Ambon
AMBON, Indonesia, Feb 15 (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two people in an attack overnight on a karaoke club in the sectarian violence-plagued city of Ambon in eastern Indonesia, police and a witness said Tuesday.
He said that about 25 spent bullet casings believed to have been fired from automatic rifles were found at the scene of the attack.
Ambon and some other parts of the Maluku islands were ravaged by three years of Muslim-Christian clashes that killed more than 5,000 people before a February 2002 peace pact took effect.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/SODA-69M82D?OpenDocument   (307 words)

 Bima to Ambon - Liveaboard Cruise Itineraries - Kararu Dive Voyages - Indonesia Live Aboard Scuba Diving
The Bima to Ambon cruise is a twelve night voyage from Bima, Sumbawa via Komodo Marine Park, Flores and the Banda Sea to Ambon or the opposite direction.
Ambon was taken off the tourist map by the government for six years after unrest between two ethnic groups led to turmoil in the city.
Ambon harbour is a long, deep harbour surrounded on both sides by steep, verdant volcanic slopes.
www.kararu.com /destinations-itineraries/itineraries/bima-ambon.html   (1555 words)

 Ambon: The Civil War by Max B. Surjadinata, ICCF, 2/24/99
This kind of pattern seems to be repeating from case to case; a small local incident becomes a big and uncontrollable incident that collapses the whole community.
There were 3 deaths in Nolloth and 1 person whose arm had to be amputated as a result of a shot by an officer.
The lack of will and capability from the government and the military has resulted in the weakening of their authority domestically and internationally, which should be expected when a government is not serving the people whom they are supposed to serve..
gbgm-umc.org /asia-pacific/indonesia/ambon2.html   (1594 words)

The Leihitu Peninsula's north-westem coast is part of the district of Central Maluku with its district-capital, Masohi on the island of Ceram, the south coast along the Bay of Ambon and the whole Leitimor Peninsula is the Municipality of the City of Ambon.
The city of Ambon is further subdivided into 16 urban villages and 2 villages which are spread in 3 subdistricts (kecamatan), Baguala, Sirimau and Nusaniwe.
The original inhabitants of the Maluku archipelago are descended from the Austropolynesian race (a mixture of Austronesians and Polynesians).
www.petra.ac.id /eastern/maluku/cities/ambon/intro.htm   (600 words)

 Ambon, Indonesia: January, 2000
I witnessed the burning of the village of Ahuru, a Roman Catholic village in the city of Ambon.
Please pray for the people of Ambon and especially remember those Christians who are being terrorised through a campaign of violence and intimidation.
There are indications that the Moslem radical groups in Ambon are planning to take revenge on the local Christians and burn down the entireChristian quarters before the end of the current Ramadan, which will be on January 8-9, 2000.
www.rim.org /muslim/indonesia.htm   (1780 words)

 Ambon Damsel, Pomacentrus amboinensis
An Ambon Damsel at a depth of 21 m, north-west Solitary Island, New South Wales, June 2004.
The Ambon Damsel grows to 11 cm in length.
The Ambon Damsel is also known as the Amboina Damselfish, Amboina Demoiselle and the Pallid Damsel-fish.
www.amonline.net.au /FISHES/fishfacts/fish/pamboin.htm   (166 words)

 Pisang Ambon
Pisang Ambon is an emerald green, exotic specialty.
The secret of Pisang Ambon lies in the juices of many tropical fruits and herbs from the Emerald Belt (South-East Asian islands).
Pisang Ambon is used in long drinks and cocktails, but is also very well suited to pastries and desserts.
users.bigpond.net.au /mickandlucyna/mickstavern/pisang_ambon.htm   (60 words)

 AsiaMedia :: INDONESIA: Regulator shuts down Ambon radio stations over permits
Ambon --- The broadcasting regulator in Maluku says it is determined to clean up the airwaves, shutting down several radio and TV stations that have been operating in Ambon without the necessary permits.
Eight radio stations and the Ambon affiliate of television station TransTV have been shut down over the last several months by the Maluku chapter of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPID).
She said almost half of the radio stations in Ambon had been set up before the establishment of the Maluku KPI or the passage of the 2002 Broadcasting Law.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=52924   (656 words)

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