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Where the Age of Sail Never Ended – The Bugis Phinisi

The great age of sail, which ended in the West in the early twentieth century, never quite ended in Indonesia. The Bugis have continued to build their phinisi on the beaches of Sulawesi and continue to sail the islands to this day. Check out this article by Rick Spilman called “Where the Age of Sail Never Ended – the Bugis Phinisi, an Appreciation” as seen on The Old Salt Blog:

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Fauna in Flores

The fauna in Flores varies from the Komodo dragons, to wild boars and deer, to Manta Rays swimming in the Coral Triangle. And the Wallace Line, which scientifically delineates species, is an altogether different aspect of this region.

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