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Ambon Manisè - sweet Ambon town

Ambon town the capital of Maluku Province,
the great long city at the north bay side of the south part of the unique double island.

Comparing with the great citys of Java is Kota Ambon of course the a more little- but quick one will find out Ambon has it special charme-

and one of of this is the music you will hear all around!
So "Ambon manise" (sweet Ambon) itself is a very popular song-
and so Ambon town is often called "Ambon manise" if people missing it, far away from home.

Very nice the Song: "Ole Sio" - about the feeling while staying far from home, far from Ambon thousands of Km distance cause of work and so on, with the deep wish soon able to come back to family. Compare it with the old sea shanty sung homeward"....Rolling home, rolling home, rolling home across the see, rolling home to dear old england ...." it must be the same feeling...


Ole Sio, sayang dilale
apa tempo, balik la kembali
inga Ambon, tanah dumpa darah
lagi Ibu bapak dan saudara

Manakala beta sakit, hati beta tra senang
dudu murung serta tangis, air mata tumpah la
Balik muka kanan kiri, basudarah tiadalah
Sapa-sapa tolong beta, beta ini asing e...
And real if you had been in Ambon more than two times, it can be,
you will feel same near the tears, if you hear the refrain of Ole Sio: " ...ingat Ambon, tanah dumpa darah...."

Don`t hesitate "You Tube" search with key words: "Ole Sio Malukutiger"

Real very nice Maluku Chorus with lyrics - maybe sometimes in Ambon You will understand!

Same maybe with You Tube key words: "TIM UNPATI SOPO-SOPO"
a very good performance of the Chorus/Dance group of Universitas Pattimura Ambon" - indeed, from my view a very nice Performance!

Adittion August 2012: Raintime is most difficult here:
At first of August 2012 a "BANJIR" a big rain induced tide flood hit suddenly some valleys and the lower areas of Ambon town. This very difficult cause at areas, that unsually were seen as shure until now- maybe a part of the worldwide clima changes
So at this place via Virtual Tourist all best wishes to the people of Ambon town for the future - Selamat "Ambon Manisé".

Ambon Bay

Every time the beach of Ambon town has a special view over the bay.
Nice to remember -

like this photo with the lights of sun and clouds over the water,
in the quick changing Maluku weather like this at quiet see in afternoon.
The northern peninsula left behind the ship is disappearing under the horizon.

Around the bay are a chain of much little villages and in one, northeast across Ambon bay, near Rumahtiga is the main campus of the
"Universitas Pattimurah Ambon".

Ambon, travel around in pulau Ambon & pulau Lease

Ambon at the small double island north of Banda sea.

In the far Jakarta usually the people of Maluku are named Ambonese people.

In the songs and historic kota Ambon is often called "Amboina"..

And last but not least is Ambon the door to Maluku Province of Indonesia-
in special the door to the eastern Lease Islands Haruku and Saparua- -

Anyway - I am convinced you will ever have a good start from Ambon.

But this as first, more later,
this little intro as beginning for this little travel side remembering about (kota) Ambon Manisé....Next more, please.

If interested more about Island Pulau Ambon, the double Island,
please look at VT sites " Pulau Ambon".

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice Capital of Maluku in the east of Indonesia
  • Cons:far away in the eastern sea near pacific ocean
  • In a nutshell:Saya suka sekali- I like to be there, hope to see Amboina sometimes again
  • Last visit to Ambon: May 2012
  • Intro Updated Jan 23, 2015
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