Ternate & Tidore isl.

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Location:  Maluku islands, Indonesia.

 

Ternate is an island in the Maluku Islands (Moluccas) of eastern Indonesia. It was the center of the powerful former Sultanate of Ternate. It is off the west coast of the larger island of Halmahera. The city has a population of just under 200,000 on some 111.39 km2 (2012). Like its neighbouring island, Tidore, Ternate is a visually dramatic cone-shape. The two are ancient Islamic sultanates with a long history of bitter rivalry. The islands were once the world’s single major producer of cloves, a commodity that allowed their sultans to become amongst the wealthiest and most powerful of all sultans in the Indonesian region. In the precolonial era, Ternate was the dominant political and economic power over most of the “Spice Islands” of Maluku.

23-26 April 2011

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Ternate city, with Mount Gamalama (1715 m), a active volcano in the background.
Ternate city, with Mount Gamalama (1715 m), a active volcano in the background.
Mount Gamalama
Mount Gamalama

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Ternate skyline
Ternate skyline

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Monument from the inter-religious conflict of 1999.
Monument from the inter-religious conflict of 1999.
Prepared coconut-crab, the largest land-living arthropod in the world.
Prepared coconut-crab, the largest land-living arthropod in the world.
Lake Tolire.
Lake Tolire.

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Mount Gamalama
Mount Gamalama
Mount Gamalama steaming.
Mount Gamalama steaming.
300 year old cold-lava, that the locals have named Batu Angus.
300 year old cold-lava, that the locals have named Batu Angus.

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View on Tidore island. The mountain a old dormant volcano.
View on Tidore island. The mountain a old dormant volcano.

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Maitara Island outside Tidore.
Maitara Island outside Tidore.

 

 



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