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  Travelling to Indonesia (Maluku)
Maluku is a transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia.
Formerly known as the Moluccas, these islands are the original Spice Islands which in the 16th and 17th centuries lured the major seafaring nations of Europe to come to trade and to establish their power and influence in this part of the East.
Ternate, an island off the west coast of Halmahera in northern Maluku, was once the seat of an important kingdom which prospered from the spice trade.
www.emp.pdx.edu /htliono/maluku.html   (1299 words)

  
 Maluku Islands
Found in Kaitetu village in Leihitu district, Central Maluku, the old mosque, made of dried sago stems covered in sago leaves, continues to stand strong.
Bikes have the added advantage of maneuverability in the country’s notorious traffic: in Jakarta an ojek (motorbike taxi) can often get you to your destination in half the time of a four-wheeled taxi.
“Doing” Indonesia and touring towns on larger islands like Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Bali and Sulawesi, you may be curious to taste some of the local foods.
www.indonesialogue.com /indo/destinations/maluku-islands   (0 words)

  
  Maluku Islands Summary
Maluku (Moluccas), a region of Indonesia formerly known as the Spice Islands, was once the source of cloves and nutmeg, spices highly valued for their aroma, preservative ability, and use in medicine before people learned how to cultivate the plants in other parts of the world.
Maluku is one of the first provinces of Indonesia, proclaimed in 1945 until 1999, when the Maluku Utara and Halmahera Tengah Regencies were split off as a separate province of North Maluku.
Its capital is Ternate, on a small island to the west of the large island of Halmahera.
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maluku was a cosmopolitan society where spice traders from across the region took residence in settlements, or in nearby enclaves, including Arab and Chinese traders who visited or lived in the region.
The rulers of the competing island states of Ternate and Tidore also sought Portuguese assistance and were welcomed in the area as buyers of food and spices during a lull in the spice trade due to a temporary disruption to Javanese and Malay sailings to the area following the 1511 conflicts in Malacca.
Maluku is one of the first provinces of Indonesia, proclaimed in 1945 until 1999, when the Maluku Utara and Halmahera Tengah Regencies were split off as a separate province of North Maluku.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Moluccas   (1933 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Maluku   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although cultures varied across this dispersed group of islands, there is a sense in which the Moluccas were a cosmopolitan society, in that traders from across the region took residence in Moluccan settlements, or in nearby enclaves, to conduct spice business.
Its capital is Ternate, on a small island to the west of the large island of Halmahera.
Maluku is a transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Maluku   (1224 words)

  
 Maluku Islands - Wikipedia
The Maluku Islands of Indonesia are also known as the Moluccas, Molucca Islands or Moluccan islands.
The islands were also historically known as the "Spice Islands" by the Chinese and Europeans.
The South Moluccas (Maluku Selatan) existed as a separate colony of the Netherlands until 1949, when they were ceded to the newly independent Republic of Indonesia.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /ma/Maluku_Islands.html   (201 words)

  
 Maluku Islands
The islands were also historically known as the "Spice Islands" by the Chinese and Europeans, but this term has also been applied to other islands.
The South Moluccas (Maluku Selatan) existed as a separate colony of the Netherlands until 1949, when they were ceded to the newly independent Republic of Indonesia.
Its provisional capital is Ternate, on a small island to the west of the large island of Halmahera, although it is not particularly stable.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/m/ma/maluku_islands.html   (1102 words)

  
 archipelaGoMaluku
Maluku is a transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia.
The nearest surrounding islands are Lonthor (or Banda Besar), Neira (or Banda Neira) and Gunung Api.
Tual, on Kai Kecil Island, is the capital of this region of Maluku.
www.goarchi.com /archo/provinces/maluku/maltour.html   (1208 words)

  
 Moluccas - Maluku Tourism
Maluku (Moluccas), a region of Indonesia formerly known as the Spice Islands, was once the source of cloves and nutmeg, spices highly valued for their aroma, preservative ability, and use in medicine before people learned how to cultivate the plants in other parts of the world.
Maluku province consists of mountains, islands that spread from west to east and form north to south among 1150 km.
West-Southeast Maluku regency with 5 districts, 187 villages and 1 sub-district.
www.indonesia-tourism.com /maluku/index.html   (566 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: West Sulawesi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Map of Maluku province in Indonesia Maluku is a province of Indonesia, comprising, broadly, the southern part of the Maluku Islands (also known as the Moluccas, Molucca Islands or Moluccan Islands).
Central Sulawesi with a total of 68,033.71 kmĀ² is surrounded by Gorontalo in the north, South Sulawesi and South East Sulawesi in the south, Maluku in the east, and the Makassar Strait in the west.
The island is surrounded by Borneo to the west, by the Philippines to the north, by Maluku to the east, and by Flores and Timor to the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/West-Sulawesi   (1145 words)

  
 North Moluccas - North Maluku Tourism
It covers the northern part of Maluku Islands, which are split between it and Maluku Province.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the islands of North Maluku were the original "Spice Islands".
North Maluku is in a transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia.
www.indonesia-tourism.com /north-maluku/index.html   (300 words)

  
 Maluku Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Maluku Islands (also known as the Moluccas, Molucca Islands, Moluccan Islands or simply Maluku) are located on the Australian continental plate, lying east of Sulawesi (Celebes), west of New Guinea, and north of Timor.
The vegetation of the small and narrow islands, encompassed by the sea, is very luxuriant; including rain forests, sago, rice, and the famous spices nutmeg, cloves, mace, and others.
Though originally Melanesian, the Banda Island populations were decimated in the 17th century, and a second influx of Malays and other has occurred since Maluka became part of Indonesia.
www.mywiseowl.com /articles/Maluku_Islands   (1050 words)

  
 WALHI - West Papua and Maluku
Lying to the north and west of the island of Papua and east of Sulawesi, Maluku is a geographical, biological and cultural transition zone.
Maluku’s 2 million inhabitants are a mixture of Malay, Papuan and Javanese and a number of dialects are spoken, although Bahasa Indonesia is predominant.
The Papuan border is the result of colonisation of the island by the Dutch, Germans and British in the 19th century, which partitioned the island along the 141st meridian.
www.eng.walhi.or.id /bioregion/malpap/bio_wpap-mal_info   (1339 words)

  
 CNN.com - Maluku peace a long way off - July 10, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maluku is an explosive issue that has the potential to spark religious divide in the world's fourth most populous nation of 210 million people.
Maluku's violence was triggered by a dispute between a Christian bus driver and a Muslim that spiraled out of control in January 1999 in the provincial capital of Ambon.
Peace in Maluku is important not just to rebuild the shattered islands but also to strengthen the existing religious tolerance in the rest of the country.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/07/10/indon.maluku/index.html?related   (660 words)

  
 PreventConflict.org - Maps - Maluku
The Maluku archipelago is formed by 1208 widespread islands and is found in the eastern part of Indonesia.
The Maluku islands are also known as the Spice Islands because of their indigenous supplies of spices such as clove and nutmeg.
Known historically as the Spice Islands, Maluku was for centuries a major source of cloves, mace and nutmeg.
www.preventconflict.org /portal/main/maps_maluku_overview.php   (726 words)

  
 beautiful vacuum: The Maluku Islands
The Maluku Islands are an archipelago in Indonesia, and part of the larger Malay Archipelago.
The vegetation of the small and narrow islands, encompassed by the sea, is very luxuriant; including rainforests, sago, rice, and the famous spices--nutmeg, cloves and mace, among others.
In 1999 the North Maluku and Halmahera Tengah regency were split off as a separate province, so the islands are now divided between two provinces, Maluku and North Maluku.
beautifulvacuum.blogspot.com /2006/12/maluku-islands.html   (226 words)

  
 North Maluku - Definition, explanation
North Maluku (Indonesian: Maluku Utara) is one of the provinces of Indonesia.
It covers the northern part of the Maluku Islands, which are split between it and the province of Maluku.
The population of North Maluku is 724,897 (2000 census), making it the least populous province in Indonesia.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/n/no/north_maluku.php   (285 words)

  
 Maluku
Maluku is located in the heart of Indonesia and has waters that surround it that are thousands of meters deep.
Both Chinese and Japanese history mentions these islands throughout the 7th to 14th centuries, so it is possible that they traded with the natives here and some of their cultures and traditions rubbed off on them.
Maluku is home to some of the most beautiful flora and fauna around, as well as some of the most brightly colored birds and animals.
www.warmislands.com /destinations/indonesia/maluku/index.htm   (468 words)

  
 Ethnologue: Indonesia, Maluku
Barakai Island, southeast Aru Islands; 4 villages on Barakai Island (Longgar, Apara, Bemun, and Mesiang) and one on Gomo-Gomo Island northeast of Barakai, south Maluku.
West coast of Wokam Island, from Wokam village southwards, in 21 villages along both sides of Manombai Strait (Sungai) as far as Wakua, and in Benjina on Kobror Island, and Gardakau on Maikor Island at the western end of Barakai Strait, and small village of Kobamar on east coast of Wokam Island.
Kulur, Iha, and Siri-Sori villages on Saparua Island, and Iha, Kulur, Latu, Hualoy, and Tomalehu villages on Seram Island, Lease Islands, central Maluku.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Indm.html   (6170 words)

  
 CDNN :: Muslim violence kills 20 in Indonesia’s Maluku islands
The Maluku islands, 1,600 miles northeast of Jakarta, has been wracked by fighting between Christians and Muslims since January 1999.
The archipelagic region was known as the Spice Island during Dutch colonial rule.
Meanwhile, in Aceh province where rebels have been fighting for an independent homeland on the northern tip of Sumatra island for 25 years, three guerrilla fighters were killed Saturday in a gunbattle with security forces, military officials said.
www.cdnn.info /industry/i010617b/i010617b.html   (312 words)

  
 Explore Maluku islands with NELL Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maluku is blessed with incredible sea gardens, idyllic, tropical beaches and rugged, forest-coated volcanic mountains.
The main gateway into Maluku is through the provincial capital of Ambon, which is served by regular flights to most parts of the archipelago.
Visit other remote islands with cinnamon trees, nutmeg plantations, white sandy beaches and probably you are interested in snorkeling at this area.
www.nelltours.com /maluku.html   (457 words)

  
 CNN.com - Indonesian president imposes state of emergency in Maluku islands - June 26, 2000
MALUKU ISLANDS, Indonesia (CNN) -- Indonesia's president declared a limited state of emergency Monday in the Maluku islands to try to quell six days of violence between Muslims and Christians.
The declaration for north and south Maluku empowers police and the military to censor the media, impose a travel ban and detain suspects indefinitely.
The city, in south Maluku, is 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles) northeast of the capital of Jakarta.
edition.cnn.com /2000/ASIANOW/southeast/06/26/indonesia.violence.02   (635 words)

  
 Maluku_English   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maluku or the Moluccas Province consists of thousands of small islands.
This province is welknown as "The Spice Islands," since it produces cloves and nutmegs.
Since 1999 the people of Maluku who are Islams and Catholics have been experiencing religious conflict.
www.seasite.niu.edu /indonesian/Budaya_Bangsa/TMII_New/Maluku_English.htm   (108 words)

  
 The Tragedy of Maluku
The transformationists saw the future of Maluku in a federal Indonesia, with Jakarta devolving power to the states, without the involvement of the military in all walks of life and a return of the control of Maluku's resources to the traditional owners.
At the moment, Maluku is the battleground where forces defending the entrenched military and economic interests in Indonesia are exploiting every single local ethnic and religious issue to delegitimize the current administration of Abdurrahman Wahid and Megawati Sukarnoputri (Aditjondro, 2000b).
The term Ambonese is popularly used for inhabitants of the Central Maluku islands of Ambon, Haruku, Saparua, Nusa Laut, and the big island of Ceram, which is believed to be the place of origins of all the Ambonese people.
www.geocities.com /ambon67/noframe/gja2k_1.htm   (3780 words)

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