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Huamual, the heart of Maluku’s spice trail

  • The spice of life: Dang Warang, 80, holds up clove flower buds he has harvested in Lasiela, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    The spice of life: Dang Warang, 80, holds up clove flower buds he has harvested in Lasiela, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • Precious:  Pepper and nutmeg are among the spices that support the residents of Huamual, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    Precious: Pepper and nutmeg are among the spices that support the residents of Huamual, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • Precious: Nutmeg and pepper are among the spices that support the residents of Huamual, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    Precious: Nutmeg and pepper are among the spices that support the residents of Huamual, Maluku. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • Family business: The Abdul Rozak family separates clove flower buds from the stalk. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    Family business: The Abdul Rozak family separates clove flower buds from the stalk. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • What is left: Portuguese cannons can be seem on the roadside in front of Baeliu, a place for rituals. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    What is left: Portuguese cannons can be seem on the roadside in front of Baeliu, a place for rituals. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • Proud attire: Former Negeri Luhuking Umar Faisal Kaliky poses in his royal regalia. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    Proud attire: Former Negeri Luhuking Umar Faisal Kaliky poses in his royal regalia. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

  • Deep in the forest: Members of the 2017 spice trail expedition team explore Pintu Tujuh, which has several caves that were once used as hideouts and meeting places for kongs to discuss their war strategy. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

    Deep in the forest: Members of the 2017 spice trail expedition team explore Pintu Tujuh, which has several caves that were once used as hideouts and meeting places for kongs to discuss their war strategy. JP/ Arief Suhardiman

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