Moluccas, Ternate, Masjid Agung

Moluccas, Ternate, Masjid Agung

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Ternate Sultan Mosque is a mosque located in the Jalan Sultan Khairun, Village Soa Sio, Northern District of Ternate, Ternate, North Maluku province. The mosque is a proof of the existence of the first Islamic sultanate in eastern archipelago. Sultanate of Ternate, the king began to embrace Islam since the 18th, which is Kolano Marhum that reigned about 1465-1486 AD . Substitute Kolano Marhum is his son, Zainal Abidin (1486-1500), which further strengthen the Islamic Sultanate of Ternate as by changing the title of Sultan Kolano be, establish Islam as the official religion of the kingdom, to impose Islamic law, as well as the royal institution established in accordance with Islamic law involving the clergy .

Moluccas, Halmahera, Tobelo Seaport

Moluccas, Tobelo Seaport, Halmahera

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Tobelo is located in the northern part of Halmahera island, North Moluccas, Indonesia.
One of many remote location in Indonesia. The island is part of the “Ring of Fire” chain of volcanoes, as seen of the background.

Moluccas, Berdefan Village, North Aru Islands

Moluccas, Berdefan Village, North Aru Islands

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Aru Islands, Indonesian Kepulauan Aru, Dutch Aroe Eilanden,  easternmost island group of the Moluccas, eastern Indonesia, in the Arafura Sea. Administratively they form part of Maluku province. The group extends north-south about 110 miles (180 km) and some 50 miles (80 km) east-west and consists largely of six main islands (Warilau, Kola, Wokam, Kobroor, Maikoor, and Trangan) separated by five narrow channels. About 85 smaller islands bring the group’s total area to 3,306 square miles (8,563 square km). Dobo, the main town, on small Wamar Island, is the site of the principal harbour and a minor airport. All the islands are low, covered with dense forest, and edged by swampy coastal areas. Vegetation includes screw pines, palm trees, kanari (Java almond), and tree ferns. Trangan has grassy plains. Fauna is Papuan with strong Australian affinities; marsupials are the dominant mammals.

The inhabitants are of mixed Papuan and Malay ancestry and adhere to traditional animist religions. Some Muslims and Christians inhabit the western islands, where the villages are coastal and nestle among clumps of trees. In the eastern islands the villages stand on high rocks. Houses are entered by a trapdoor in the middle of the floor. Crops include sago, rice, corn (maize), sugar, tobacco, and coconuts. Collecting trepang, pearls, mother-of-pearl, and tortoiseshells provides the islanders’ main income.

Visited in 1606 by the Dutch, the Aru Islands were occupied by the Japanese in 1942. After World War II they reverted to the Netherlands, and they became part of Indonesia in 1949.

Moluccas Halmahera, Worat worat Village

Moluccas Halmahera Worat worat Village

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This is how Sasadu (traditional home of West Halmahera) looks like. When the wheather is strikingly hot outside, just come inside the house and we’ll feel like in the heaven. The weeded-roof makes it the air inside soothes.

Moluccas Tanimbar Traditional House

Moluccas Tanimbar Traditional House
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The southernmost island in the Kei group, Tanimbar Kei is also the most traditional one by far. It is one of the few places in all Maluku where truly traditional-style native houses can still be seen, and where a good part of the population still follows the traditional religion (though they do call themselves “Hindu” for official purposes). As such, it is an intriguing destination for those interested in culture, but beach fans may find the island somewhat disappointing.

Moluccas Sawai Village Seram

Moluccas Sawai Village Seram
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From Poacher to Ecotourism Located ay Manusela National Park in Moluccas, Sawai village faced a stunning, tranquil, and shallow lagoon. Stay at the homestay to have a verandah facing the blue water and palm trees in the close disctance. The community used to work as poacher in Manusela, but now transforms to ecotourism enthusiasts. Assisted by facilitator, the community runs a rehabilitation centre for birds which will be returned to their habitat in Manusela.

Moluccas Traditional dress

Moluccas Traditional dress

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Siwalima Museum is located 3 km southeast of Ambon city. Siwalima Museum was founded in 1973, is located in Taman Makmur hill. There are two museum buildings, the Museum Siwalima I which is a maritime museum, and Museum Siwalima II which is a museum of ethnography. In the museum Siwalima I stored a variety of marine wealth Moluccas. There are also three whale skeleton that washed up on shore Moluccas, one of which has a length of 23 meters. At the Museum Saved Siwalima II objects and the history of the Moluccas, including various types of traditional houses, traditional costumes and traditional clothes, weapons, musical instruments, ancient money, the jars and porcelain plates relic of Japan, there are also artificial caves that depict life Maluku traditional tribal antiquity. Museum Siwalima I store a variety of marine resources is extremely valuable Moluccas. Museum Siwalima II storing various cultural objects and information about ways of life, beliefs, and customs of the people of Maluku. The objects stored in both the museum is well maintained, and there are officers who can explain the entire contents of the museum in detail.

Moluccas Traditional Villages

Moluccas Traditional Villages

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If you enter a village or villages in the Moluccas, one thing that immediately stands out is the one building looks different from most home residents. The building is typically larger, built with materials better, and decorated with more ornaments. Therefore, the building is usually at the same time is also the main markers (landmarks) village concerned, in addition to the mosque.It is the traditional house that serves as a place where sacred objects, ceremonial places, and where all citizens come together to discuss the problems they face. In Maluku, known as “Baileo”, literally it means “hall”. Baileo Maluku use the term “Baileo” as his name, because it is intended as a “hall with” indigenous peoples’ organizations and local people to discuss various issues they face and seek solutions. Pamali Stone, a large stone where the offerings laid at the door of a building in Maluku is a sign that the building is the Hall of Indigenous Peoples. Baileu or Balai Adat which is the main Pavilion building. Nine pole on the front and rear, and five poles on the left and right is the symbol of Shiva Five, a symbol of alliance villages in the Moluccas which have existed for many centuries ago.