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Banda Islands,

group of 10 volcanic islands, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), E Indonesia, in the Banda Sea, in the Moluccas. The capital and commercial center is Bandanaira, a seaport on Bandanaira island. The largest island in the group is Bandalontar. Nutmeg and mace are the chief products. The islands were discovered and claimed by the Portuguese in 1512. The Dutch ousted the Portuguese in the early 1600s, and the Dutch East India Company assumed control in 1619. Conflict with the English led to the so-called Ambon massacre. Many inhabitants are Christian.
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at Yos Sudarso harbor on Maluku's Ambon Island soon after passengers disembarked from a ferry that had just arrived from nearby Banda Island, also in Maluku.
The subduction zone that extends from western part of Andaman Island in the northwest and Banda Island in the east is the most active seismic source in the Indonesian region.
The less explored spots in South- East Asia, like Koh Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Phi- Phi Islands in Thailand; Langkawi, Penang Island, Malacca and Johor Bahru in Malaysia; Bali, Banda Islands, Yogyakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia; and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam are now being opted by Indian travellers at large," adds Malhi.
After arriving to much celebration in Ambon, many yachts spend some time cruising the surrounding islands, some heading north to the Philippines and Borneo, or west to Bali and beyond while others return to Darwin via a scenic route that takes in the Banda Islands and Tanimbar Islands.
Nutmeg and mace, products of the same fruit, have their origins in the Banda Islands, which for centuries were known as the "Nutmeg Islands.
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Many of the well-preserved beaches are those in more isolated areas such as Karimunjawa, the Togian Islands and the Banda Islands.
I chose this approach for my research in the eastern Indonesian Banda Islands.
This article discusses the interrelation of moral discourse and resource use in the Banda Islands, Central Maluku, Indonesia.
Those willing to travel abroad can club this with a couple of days and go to the less explored spots in South East Asia like Koh Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Phi- Phi Islands in Thailand; Langkawi, Penang Island, Malacca and Johor Bahru in Malaysia; Bali, Banda Islands, Yogyakarta, Surabaya in Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam," adds Malhi.
There too, but nearer Ambon, are the Banda Islands, epicenter of the Dutch spice trade that had such an impact on the region over recent centuries, and many yachties took the opportunity to visit them later.
Those willing to travel abroad can go to less explored spots in South East Asia like Koh Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Phi- Phi Islands in Thailand; Langkawi, Penang Island, Malacca and Johor Bahru in Malaysia; Bali, Banda Islands, Yogyakarta, Surabaya in Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.