About the Author
Ian Burnet has spent more than twenty years, living, working and travelling in Indonesia. Fascinated by the history of the archipelago, he thought the story of the tiny islands of Ternate and Tidore, and their effect on world history had to be told. His recently published book Spice Islands has received critical acclaim and been described as "a wonderful book- a triumph of passion and scholarship".
About Spice Islands
From earliest times, traders sailed from the Spice Islands across vast oceans in leaky boats to bring these clove buds and nutmegs to markets around the world. The spices travelled half way round the world and the profits and taxes extracted at each stage meant that when demand was highest, these simple buds and seeds were said to be worth their weight in gold.
Ian Burnet takes us on an exotic journey, tracing the lucrative spice trade that led explorers such as Columbus, Vasco da Gama and Magellan to dream of bypassing the Spice Route by sailing directly to the Spice Islands.
Date and Time
Friday, 9th November 2012, 7:30pm
51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939
Tel: (65) 6337 9319