Jukong Boat of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The jukong is a type of sailing boat found in the Australian Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands where it is the preferred mode of transport across the atoll. It is more akin to the European whaleboat than to the similarly named jukung from Indonesia. The latter is also known as a cadik and is a traditional outrigger canoe used for fishing. The double outrigger … Continue reading Jukong Boat of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Indonesia #B243 (2005)

The Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands. At 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 square kilometers), Indonesia is the world’s 14th-largest country in terms of land area and world’s seventh-largest … Continue reading Indonesia #B243 (2005)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

The Dutch Indies, also known as the Netherlands Indies (Nederlands(ch)-Indië) was a Dutch colony consisting of Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sundas, Madura, Celebes, Moluccas, Western New Guinea, and two thirds of Borneo. It was formed from the nationalized colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. The name was translated by the English as the Dutch East Indies, to … Continue reading Dutch Indies #31 (1900)