Pulau Ambon Travel Guide

  • Natsepa,clowdy view to south east from toko rujak
    Natsepa,clowdy view to south east from...
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  • Ambon, south coast, on the way down to Pintu Kota!
    Ambon, south coast, on the way down to...
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  • Northeast coastline of Ambon Bay with Batu Capeo
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Pulau Ambon Highlights

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     Pulau Amboina is a very nice tropical Island in the eastern Indonesia 

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     But so far away - far over the seven blue seas 

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     Ambon Manisè, one wishes to visit and travel again one times again 

Pulau Ambon Things to Do

  • Natsepa Beach in northeast Ambon

    Natsepa is the traditional beachside of Ambon,the Ambonese people like it very much- and of course at sunday very much people here.It is quite good sand beach here, quite flat, seems nearly free of coral stonesbut at times of south seawind it can be quite cold in this southern beach. If so or rainy, it is good to sit under the blue planes of the...

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  • Batu Chapeo - a must to see at ambon...

    One of the great sightseeing points in Pulau Ambon is the "Batu Chapeo" - the free standing stone at beachside with upper side like a hut.Here at Photo seen at noon and at low tide, in the background the view to Laha Airport of other side of Ambon Bay.The hight of Bato Capeo is so about 6 m over ground.. Like in other Ambon places too there is...

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  • Rujak in Pantai Natsepa Ambon

    "Rujak" - a special fruit salad- is a local ambonese special: Every People of Ambon knows.One good point to find it is in the Pantai Natsepa- in the places between beachroad and beachside.See the photos- the first show how the Ibu works to make it the second Shows the Variation of fruits for this special- and show the place of the toko Rujak...

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  • The spring water with the holy eels of...

    This is usual mentioned as one of the main attraction in the east of Amboina island.there is no difficulty the driver will find the way.Near the village at a mountain is the spring with fresh mountain water, coming underground out of a karst formation. In that of dozend holes is maybe since ancient times the housing of the eels generation there in...

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  • Ambons national hero Christinha Martha...

    In travel books photos and at first sightseeing in Ambon you will shure see the monument of Mrs. Christina Martha Tiahahu - the notable Prinses en Vorvegteres van Aboeboe. (Puten dan Pahlawah dari Abubu) The great monument of Christina with spear and with free hair in the Nordwind of Ambon Bay is well seen from Ambons harbour road at the upper...

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  • ambon war cemetery

    surrounded by leafy garden, dawn service in australian day and anzac day every year, what i can see here is a piece of peaceful land. i'd ever been visited the allied forces cemetery in myanmar, indonesia and thailand and what i'd got from this place ... the same serene atmosphere. thanks to mr syamsuddin ohayouf who described the place in detail.

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Pulau Ambon Restaurants

  • Lekker seafood!

    There are some nice seafood restaurants to choose. Fresh crab, various fish and lobster are available. From Istana Gurih restaurant, Sari Indah seafood, untill Ratu Gurih restaurant! Lekker! Eating Crabs!!!

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  • Papeda o Papeda

    What is Papeda? Papeda is a favored starch in Maluku, along with rice. It is a fine counter balance to all the spicy, rich, and salty foods that make up a meal. Besides papeda, you can also find fresh seafood and another local food that you can order. Don't worry about the price because it's least expensive. Sambal colo-colo is one of the best...

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  • Don't miss the Fresh Seafood!

    Around Ambon city it is esay to find Seafood Restaurant or Warung Seafood. Mostly they serve fresh fishes, prawn, squid or even crabs. I've never seen crab as big as i ate in this warung. And it's cheap compared other seafood stall in Jakarta, e.g pecenongan district. This food served with plain rice and sambel colo-colo. Fresh and hot chilli with...

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Pulau Ambon Transportation

  • Try traditional boat trip- with perahu...

    On of main transport in the Maluku area is over the sea and along the shore. So If there is time and an the sea has no waves , so try to take little tour with the traditional Perahu! But don`t forget a guide- on must know the current of tides and ready for quick changing weather in the "Pulau Ebun" - the Island of haze and rain. There is from my...

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  • Ambon sudah jauh! - With Speedboath to...

    Starting to Lease Islands is easy from Tulehu Harbor- see here at Photo.Our Speedboat starts very quick away from the bridge the Jembatan Tulehu - and we trust the captain to find the right way over the water around wind and weather.

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  • Arrival in Ambon

    Usually is the arrival in Maluku is at Pattimurah Airport in Ambon Laha, at southern part of the north peninsula near Ambon Bay.Coming out of airplan is nice to see the usually fresh green north hills behind the Airport buildings. Here at Photo coming at very sunny day..

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Pulau Ambon Shopping

  • Ambon's T-shirt

    It's difficult to find special shop to get Ambon T-shirt. But in this plaza, you can choose various T-shirt as a gift from Ambon. T-shirt with Ambon map IDR 25,000 - 35,000

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  • White Iron

    There are lots of choices if you want to buy white iron in this place. Local people believe that white iron is a kind of lucky charm to avoid bad luck. So no wonder if you see people on the street are wearing necklace, bracelet or even ring made from white iron. Bracelet, necklace, pendant, ring, earring. Jewlery from white iron start from IDR...

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Pulau Ambon Local Customs

  • Ambon Music - I like it very much

    Special in Ambon is the music of Amboine- (- later here more about it-)Here as start this nice photo of life music in the restaurant of a great Hotel in center of Ambon.They two friendly musicians group gave much good nice music - from world music as well as from Ambon. We like to hear!In last visit in May 2012 we meet again. The new was special to...

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  • Pasar- Market in Ambon

    For to know the local cuisine it good to go to the market- much fruits and fresh vegetables and spiecys - see at photo- and cause it is Pulau Maluku inmid the easterns seas - everytime at market you find much sorts of fish. So even in Ambon it is nice to walk at "Pasar" and come a little in talk- here at photo a market at the crossing Jalan...

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Pulau Ambon Warnings and Dangers

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    by vicka Written Apr 22, 2007

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    If you use local transportation, make sure that you :

    1. Ask the local people what bus you must take and how much is the price
    2. Tell the driver where you will go and mention the price to him before you get on the bus
    3. know the name of the place where you must get off from the bus
    4. understand a bit of their native languange

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Pulau Ambon Tourist Traps

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    There is north! At noon in Siwalima Museum Ambon

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    Where is north?
    South of Aequator it is sometimes not easy special coming as traveller from Europa.
    Here in the photo see the shadow goes north---
    real- the Maluku islands ar so about 6 degrees south, and the sun was this time somewhere about the deserts of mid Australia-
    it was in mid December!

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Pulau Ambon What to Pack

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    by vicka Updated Apr 22, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Day pack for daily use
    Dry bag for diving and snorkelling

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sneaker/slipper
    cotton made clothes, due to the hot weather
    wide hat to cover your face
    swim suit!
    dive/snorkelling gear
    sun glasses

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: your personal medicine, especially id you allergic to seafood
    Sun block!

    Photo Equipment: underwater camera if you want to capture best shot while diving and snorkelling
    additional battery for your camera
    Additional memory card because there's lots of nice view to capture!

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Pulau Ambon Off The Beaten Path

  • University Pattimurah

    If you are on the way at north peninsuila- special the street to Laha, or to Ambon Pattimurah Airport, you will pass the little village Rumah Tiga.Here is the place the University, the Campus of "University Pattimurah Ambon".Last visit in Ambon, it was nice to see, that the buildings are renovated and go in service again. Here in the Photo the...

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  • Well known name found at south Ambon...

    On the way from Ambon on beachroad to southwest, in direction Latuhalat, the street is mostly everytime near the beachwall - good for sightseeing. At one point the guide mentioned "we have sun today and here is a good place- at good weather you can from here see Hollywood...". Real? Indeed -there are in big letters set "Hollywood" - see left in...

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  • Ambon south Coast to Banda sea, Pintu...

    In the south coast near Banda see you will find not only the well known Santai Beach with the not so far divers station, there is even a great place of undisturbed nature. The big waves of Banda See create a strange wild landcape.In the Frontpage you had seen a picture of Pintu Kota - the door of Ambon. Here is a view of the other side of the bay...

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Pulau Ambon Sports & Outdoors

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    Bang Muin and his crew

    by vicka Updated Apr 22, 2007

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    One of the most favorite things to do in Ambon is Scuba Diving. Unbelievable nice underwater views! I dived at Tanjung Setan (Satan's Cape), but here are some dive sites in Ambon :

    1. Tanjung Buiyang
    2. Wet Ela
    3. Tanjung Nusanive
    4. Pintu Kota
    5. Hukurilla
    6. Tial

    Equipment: You can rent dive gears in local dive center. Please call Bang Muin (local dive guide) at +6281343092093

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Pulau Ambon Favorites

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    ria loka beach (c) ukirsari

    by ukirsari Updated Feb 6, 2012

    Favorite thing: ambon can be simplified by beaches and blue sky that pretty easy to be visited. near of far just take a loop within leihitu or leitimur peninsula and voila ... dipping barefoot on the shoreline. it's difficult to be forgotten.

    Fondest memory: some of beautiful beaches along its island. sun worshipers will enjoy these scenery!

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