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Motorcycling on Ambon

Fridus Steijlen, motorcycling in Ambon, has observed a vibrant culture where riders navigate with unwritten rules, offering a social and fun experience beyond transport, incorporating family, work, and technology (e.g., ojek apps). Despite varied riding styles and decorator support for Dutch soccer, following non-verbal cues ensures safety and enjoyment, transforming night rides into a colorful, musical ‘disco’ adventure.

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Easter gardens and Christmas trees

By Fridus Steijlen – In Ambon, Fridus Steijlen observed Taman Paskah, public religious displays commemorating Easter, with symbolic crosses and caves. These were contrasted with secular Christmas decorations, subtly blending Christian and local traditions. As Easter approaches, religious symbols replace Christmas ones, reflecting the community’s deep Christian faith and the social significance of these holidays.

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