Ambon Island, Indonesia
Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. The island is mountainous, well watered, and fertile. It is one of the 3 main islands of the South Moluccas. The main city and seaport is Kota Ambon, which is also the capital of Maluku province.
Ambon island offers plenty of experiences for adventurous travelers. From exploring the charming Kota Ambon – the main town of the island, to walking up mountains through lush tropical vegetation. The island played an important role in World War II when Ambon was used as a headquarters for the Japanese military. Remnants from the war still remain, both in museums and the open air. Some war artifacts remain silently underwater. Today, these remnants are among the most valued historical sites in Ambon.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Siwa Lima Museum
* Commonwealth War graves
* Namalatu beach area
* Liang Beach
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Population – 300,000 approx
Land Area – 775 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located in the city of Ambon.
Travel Links – There are daily flights from Jakarta to Ambon, via Makassar or Surabaya. Alternatively there are boats from various parts of Indonesia. Schedules change frequently.