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Banda, the nutmeg treasure islands

  • Peter Milne


Banda Islands, Maluku | Sun, January 16 2011 | 12:21 pm
Banda, the nutmeg treasure islands

PREMIUM The departing ship operated by state-run shipping firm PT Pelni is seen under the shadow of Gunung Api, Banda’s active volcano.The seven tiny Banda Islands in Maluku, located some 250 kilometers southeast of the province capital Ambon, have become such a backwater in recent decades that few people in the country or beyond either know of their existence and of their major historical importance.It...