Very nice is the music of Ambon.
If you look some surprises for home - so look just in a music store in the town.
Here for instance see photo a casset of Joyce and Ridwan "Nonstop Ambon"-
old and modern songs. In the music shop is much different in music- from folk until modern pop music-
but this "nonstop ambon" is good for an first overview.
Very nice the popular song: "Ole Sio"-
Refr.: Ole Sio sayang di lale
apa tempo balik la kembali
inga Ambon tanah dumpa darah
lagi Ibu, Bapak dan saudara
Manakala beta sakit hati beta tra senang
dudu murung serta tangis air mata tumpah la.
Balik muka kanan kiri, basudarah tiadalah
sapa-sapa tolong beta, beta ini asing e...
Special in Ambon -
maybe at birthdays ore weddings or only together in family -
most people like sing in family, or at karaoke in Hotel,
with guitar or simply just for fun
this folksongs like
"Ayo Mama" ,
"Wanita Ambon Hitam manis"
and so on...
Of course today is very easy to hear Ambon Music in the internet-
simply look in "YouTube"
don `t hesitate- real very nice!!
Like other parts of Maluku, many Ambonese still believe in the power of 'sasi', a kind of magic spell that protects property or prohibits entry. In the village of Laha on Pulau Ambon, a sasi has been placed on the mangroves; no-one would dare chop them down for firewood. So when in Maluku, if you see a sign mentioning sasi, or hear that a sasi has been placed on an object or area, take care not to over step the boundary.
Everytime I like see the markets- the pasar in Indonesia. So in Ambon town too.
Special the maluku islands usually you find at the markets all sort of fish got from lokal fishermans around the Island.
Here in central ambon the woman at market stalls like to tell, how to make the fish ready in the kitchen- see the photo!