A cakalele dancer is featured in the documentary ‘Banda: the Dark Forgotten Trail’. Handout photo

How Chinese traders – and war over an aphrodisiac – led to a multicultural Indonesia

The world’s major powers considered the Banda Islands the key spoil of a spice war hundreds of years ago and it is this bloody past that made the country what it is today

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A cakalele dancer is featured in the documentary ‘Banda: the Dark Forgotten Trail’. Handout photo
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Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based journalist who specialises in technology and business