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Ambon

Ambon

Ambon, the capital of the South Moluccas island group, is located on the island of Ambon of the same name.
The pleasantly busy city of Ambon is ideal for a tour by becak (bicycle taxi). The colorful market, the Merdeka square with the World Peace monument and the statue of the freedom fighter Pattimura are nice sights.
A little further away is the statue of Martha Christina, Pattimura's female ally. If you have a car available, also drive to the village of Soya di atas and take a drink of water. It seems that it makes you a lot younger. The Siwalima museum is also worth a visit and is on the route to Pintu Kota, the iconic gate of Ambon.

Ambon town has great appeal to young people from the surrounding villages and islands, making the population very young. They mainly come to look for work. The main employer in Ambon City is the government and a civil servant job is highly sought after as it provides security, status and benefits (such as being able to help family members). But for Moluccans who have lived or were born in Ambon for a long time, the village of origin (of the family) remains very important for identity. At important village events or on public holidays, many Ambonese return to their families' village.


In terms of accommodations, you can choose from city hotels, such as the new Santika with swimming pool and the cozy family hotel Mutiara. If you want to be outside the city, the Maluku Spa Resort in Natsepa, more than half an hour's drive from the center, is the best choice.

Ambon city is by far the most important hub of the province and plays an important role for the whole of East Indonesia. Across the Bay of Ambon (Teluk Ambon) is Pattimura airport with scheduled flights to Makassar, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Ternate and Papua. In addition, a number of Pelni passenger ships call at the city.

Ambon out of town

On the northern peninsula of Hitu is the reasonably preserved Fort Amsterdam. A short distance away you will also find the oldest mosque and church of Ambon.
In the east of the island lies the village of Waai with the famous sacred eels. Nearby are the hot springs of Tulehu and the lovely white beach of Liang.

Public transport on the island itself consists of the Angkotan Kota, small buses that serve many destinations on the island from the Mardika Terminal near the center of the city.

Favoriete restaurant

Ambon city has very nice fish restaurants. Me myself would recommend Rumah Makan Ratu Gurih, busy on the weekends, but during the week you can eat the tastiest ikan goreng or ikan bakar (deep fried or grilled fish).
Be sure to have a coffee at Rumah Kopi Sibu Sibu and get amazed over the nice pictures and interior.

Accommodaties Accommodations Hébergements

Ambon

Het nieuwe (2018) City hotel Ambon ligt op 10 minuten lopen van het gezellige stadscentrum. Vanaf het rooftop restaurant en terras geniet je van het uitzicht over Ambon Bay.
De kamers beschikken over eigen badkamer met warm stromend water, airco, kluisje en gratis WiFi.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The small scale and simple hotel is located on the beach of Latuhalat, near Pintu Kota.
The hotel has 9 Economic and 9 Standard rooms, of which we exclusively use the newer Standard rooms.

A diving center is located next to the hotel.

Latuhalat is a short hour from Ambon city.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Het Manise hotel Ambon ligt vlakbij het centrum Het hotel heeft een restaurant en bar. Alle airconditioned kamers beschikken over privé badkamer, TV, minibar en gratis WiFi.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The cosy and clean Mutiara hotel is located in the centre of Ambon city.
The small (non-smoking) lounge and bar invite you to socialize. Ambonese artists regularly perform at the restaurant during the weekends.

The rooms are only accessible by the stairs. There’s no lift.
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Het nieuwe (2018) **** Santika Premiere hotel is het enige goede hotel in Ambon stad met een zwembad. Het hotel telt 143 kamers, waarvan wij de Deluxe kamers aanbieden. Alle kamers beschikken over airco, badkamer met warm stromend water, koffie- en theefaciliteiten, minibar, kluisje, föhn, TV en WiF... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

This 4-star hotel with approximately one hundred rooms is located in the centre of the city.

The rooms have: air conditioning, TV, coffee / tea making facilities, minibar, bathroom with shower and hairdryer, safe and fast internet.

Facilities:
Restaurant (international and local cuisine), lou... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The simple Tirta Kencana hotel is located directly by the sea, about 10 minutes by car from Ambon city, near the Siwa Lima museum.
The hotel and rooms are reasonably well maintained. The rooms have TV, air conditioning, minibar and coffee / tea facilities. All rooms have a balcony or terrace.

Th... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Excursies Excursions

Onderstaande excursies kunnen in deze plaats gemaakt worden.The excursions below are available within this place.

Ambon

In de ochtend maken we per becak, de fietstaxi, een city tour door Ambon.

In de middag gaan we naar het dorp Soya Atas, hier bezoeken we het oude Raja's huis; het huis van de koning/leider van het dorp. Ook bezoeken we de kerk tegenover het huis. Na Soya Atas rijden we verder naar het Siwalima ... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

's Morgens brengen we een bezoek aan het Australische Oorlogs Monument in Tantui. Oorspronkelijk was hier het gevangenenkamp van de Nederlandse en Australische soldaten die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog vochten tegen de Japanners. Na deze nu vredige en stille plaats te hebben bezocht gaan we verder naar... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Een dagje aan de zuidwest kust van Ambon.
De rots van Pintu Kota nodigen uit om mooie foto's te maken, terwijl de vele stalletjes met Roedjak het water in de mond doen lopen.

Heerlijk relaxen aan het witte strand van Namalatu.
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Na het ontbijt gaan we naar het dorpje Waai. Hier leven 'heilige alen' en kunnen we zien hoe de bewoners ze voeren met rauwe eieren. Ook is het mogelijk om de glibberige alen aan te raken en zelfs te knuffelen. Na Waai rijden we verder naar het Hunimua strand. Terwijl we wachten op de lunch is er al... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

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