It is very interesting and other view quite easy to visit the villages in northwest, in southwest and in the southeast of pulau Saparua. Simply take an anggota and so it is easy able to go around- but it is maybe a good idea to rent a anggota starting from kota Saparua- better if you want to stop while on the way.
Here the Entrance Door of the village in southeast. If I remember right, it is the village the desa Ouw.
The earthenware of the entrance door remembers at the pottery there -
this old ancient art is today only done in the village Ouw.
Maybe cause of the needed pottery earth there is foud only near the Ouw mountains.
(To the pottery See more in the VT -Pulau Saparua remarks)
At the second Photo is the nearby Baileo in the village.
Nearly every village of Saparua has a Baileo.
The Baileo is from ancient time the community centre of an Saparuan village.
For a new comer of a travelers, AMBON Bay is one of a beautiful Panorama which offer by this island for the first time. From above one could see a greenery of mountains and hills which confined Ambon Bay, the eastern side of Ambon Bay is more populated if compare to the western side .
Ambon is really a beautiful Bayfront city at the foot of a green Hills, when the aircraft about to landed, one could see a green jungle and rain forest covered a mountain hills all over the Ambon islad, Ambon bay is a protrusion from south to the North, where Pattimura Airport located at the west bank of Ambon Bay and the Administrative city where one could find a Governor Office, Mayor Office, Merdeka SQuare are located at the eastern bank of Ambon Bay.
Ambon is the capital city of MALUKU Province, the local government have been decided that 7 September 1575 as an Anniversary of Ambon city, the decision is base upon the historical note that in the year of 1575 is the starting point the peoples of Ambon establishing a Fortress at "KOTA LAHA" at HONIPOPU hillside.
PATTIMURA Airport at AMBON BAY is the first place to visit when you travel to MALUKU island.
Located 36 kilometers from the city of Ambon. The airport has an immigration office, a quarantine facility, a tax office, a cargo storage building, several small restaurants, public pay phones, and a post office. Free wi-fi internet is available throughout the airport facility.
There are multiple ATM's available outside the terminal building near the Damri bus waiting place. The banks that have ATM's at the Ambon airport include: Bank Mandiri, Bank BNI, Bank BRI, Bank Maluku and Bank BCA.
It is easy and allows nice views if take the street around Ambon Bay for sightseeing.
It also allows short tours left to mountain area - so to Simalima Museum, Batu Chapeo, to Gunung Nona, and over the hills to Pinto Kota and last but not least to sandy Santai Beach at the south west coast, at the deep blue Banda sea,
and a diving station near Latuhalat.
Take a little bus or better a rented car with driver- so it will allow to make stops for some good photos or simply for to sit and enjoy the view over the bay or the coast.
See the photo at late sunny Sunday morning, much people and familys are on the way, maybe to there and there,
and around the winding south coast beachroad gives nice views under palm trees,
and one likes to stop for a break, to see the Skyline of "Ambon Manisè..."-
see second photo.
Quite fare away from Maluku, in the Museum Geologi, the geological Museum in Bandung is a nice place to find much interest informations over Indonesia.
And so about Maluku and its much islands-
here at photo a view with geological background.
This is a historic fortress erected by the Portuguese in the XVI century from where you will enjoy excellent views of the island.
At the beginning of the XVII century the Dutch conquered the place, removed the Portuguese, destroyed part of the fortress, made some reforms, and called it Victoria.
It is located in Soya Ata, Ambon Baguala, at about 15 kilometres from Ambon (also known as Amboina) and in the last metres you have to walk up until the top.
Besides the fortress there is a school in which walls you can notice a bust of Saint Francisco Javier, the Spanish Jesuit who evangelized Japan and the Far East (his tomb is in Goa, India).
Penginapan Patra in Laha village is quite terrible, there is a lot mosquitoes, even with aircon...more