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Indonesia’s Spice Kingdom | The Mark Of Empire | Majapahit

The Majapahit Empire was the largest empire in Southeast Asia & the centre of the world-famous Spice Trade that stretched from China to Europe. Host Peter Lee starts off on the island of Java to see why it was so suited to cultivating rice, used to make exchanges with merchants from the Spice Islands. As…
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Why Doesn’t Indonesia Speak Dutch?

Why Doesn’t Indonesia Speak Dutch?

A short documentary on why after over 300 years of dutch rule, contrary to other former colonies, Indonesia neither has significant leftovers of dutch culture nor is the dutch language spoken anywhere. We explain Indonesia’s History breifly. Lots of people in India speak English, Lots of people in Algeria speak french, Yet Indonesia is a…
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Mud Flow Indonesia

15 years on, mud continues to gush in East Java villages as residents reel from odour and heat

SIDOARJO, East Java: Indonesian Muanisah, who goes by one name, recalled the day when she held her 40-day-old baby in despair as he had trouble breathing. She was just about to have her breakfast on May 29, 2006 when she smelled a pungent odour, which she believed caused her baby to cry while gasping for air.  He…
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Hot Mud Indonesia

The Story of Hot Mud and Human Suffering

In Photographs Amsterdam, March 12 2021– Lusi, or Lumpur Sidoarjo Indonesian word for hot mud. It now is a household word in Indonesia, the result of an erupting mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia since May 2006.  We visited not long after, for the BBC’s Outlook. Some suggest it happened…
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