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Beautiful Banda — A Short History

For a very long time the Bandanese people had it extremely good. There was no raja or king or whatever to tell them what to do. Only Orang Kaya, vil­lage eld­ers, but they were…, well, old! So Life was great! They were in the unique pos­i­tion, that their little group of islands was the only place in the world, where nut­meg and mace grew nat­ur­ally. They traded with Arabs, Chinese and Malay, made a good liv­ing off it and, because grow­ing nut­meg does not actu­ally involve much phys­ical work, spend their time fish­ing or hanging out in the shade on the beach with friends. Con­tinue read­ing