Destinations in Indonesia
Sail Banda: Small Islands for Our Future
White Sand Beach at AmbonBeautiful beach in Ambon.
Old Mosque In AmbonThe antique and classic old mosque in Ambon.
Old Church in AmbonOld Church in Ambon. Since colonialism era, and still remain.
Hukurila CaveHukurila Cave in underwater in Ambon.
Beauty Underwater in Ambon's SeaNear side of Hukurila Cave in Ambon's underwater.
Beach of Ambon with traditional boatTraditional boat for fishing and sailing in Ambon.
Heritage of World War IIJapanese bunkers, heritage of WWII in Ambon.
Mimic Octopus in UnderwaterRare creature of the Sea. Only in Ambon.
Martha Thiahahu Statue in AmbonThe well-known war hero from Ambon. The statue of Martha Thiahahu.
View of Pulau Tengah, AmbonView of beautiful beach in Pulau Tengah, Ambon.
Diving in Pulau TigaDiving in Pulau Tiga, Ambon.
Beauty Underwater in Ambon's SeaBeauty of underwater in Ambon.
Pantai Pintu Kota (Bethesda Beach).
Permainan Bambu Gila
Permainan Bambu Gila
Sunset Di Monumen Christina Martha Tiahahu
With more than 100 yachts competing from around the world, the 2010 Sail Banda yacht race promises to be bigger and better than ever. Sail Banda is an annual yacht race that takes competitors from Darwin, Australia through to the beautiful and remote Banda Islands. Along the way, participants and spectators will see all the splendid beauty Indonesia has to offer as yachts sail under a bright blue sky through crystal clear waters.
Competitors will set off from Darwin, calling on various Indonesian ports before arriving at Banda island in Maluku (the Moluccas) on 27 July, where festivities will be held until 29 July. Then will then sail on to Ambon, to arrive on 1 August, where festivities to continue until 5 August.
Sail Banda is becoming one of the highest profile sporting events in the nation. This year, sailors will encounter festivities along the way as the local people come out to support this exciting event. Participants will enjoy the warmth of the hospitable Banda locals, who were among the first people in the archipelago to have contacts with foreigners.
This event is an ideal way to showcase the attractions this part of Indonesia has to offer. It inspires an exchange with the rest of the world, in the form of tourism, trades, and investment.
The seas surrounding the Banda Islands are the site of the famous Maluku sea gardens, home to bright coral reefs and a kaleidoscope of marine life which live in the crystal clear waters. This is why the Banda Islands is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia for divers.
- The Banda Islands
- Halmahera Island
- Ternate and Tidore
- Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate
- Saumlaki: Gateway to the Tanimbar Islands
- The Island of Morotai
- Pombo Island atoll
- Banda Neira
- Pulau Gunung Api Banda
- Ngurtafur’s White Sand Beach in the Kei archipelago
- Ora Beach
- Ngurbloat Beach
- Lake Tolire
- Dive Halmahera