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Ambon Bay Fiesta brings boat racing competitions, maritime culture and Maluku strong spicy culinary

Tinuku Travel ~ Pesta Teluk Ambon is an annual event held every September in the Bay of Ambon and around the West Seram island, Maluku. Festival brings folk cultural performances, competitions, photography and culinary for a week in the beautiful archipelago background.

Ambon Bay Fiesta is a folk festival presenting the traditional boat race or Manggurebe Arumbae race is a paddle boat racing competitions until the last line. Manggurebe Arumbae boat very slender, very long and carrying 31 people to paddle on right and left of the boat.

Tinuku Travel Ambon Bay Fiesta brings boat racing competitions, maritime culture and Maluku strong spicy culinary

Tinuku.com Travel Ambon Bay Fiesta brings boat racing competitions, maritime culture and Maluku strong spicy culinary

Semang boat race or outrigger boat race is a race boat rowed by women team wearing Maluku traditional clothing. Festival also hosted the relay swimming race start in Martafons and ended in Galala, traditional fishing competitions, underwater photography competition, beach volleyball competitions and much more.

Ambon Bay Festival also presents dance performances, traditional music and traditional food bazaar. The grilled fish and smoked fish spices served in very distinctive Maluku culinary. Also Colo-colo sauce sensation spicy flavor, sugar corn, walnut cake, babengka, halua walnuts, walnut bagea and papeda.

Community wearing traditional clothes typical of Ambon, while some others in the dancer's costume. Blaring music to enliven the atmosphere welcoming festival held each year. Maluku has reputation as a beautiful archipelago and has a maritime culture.

Arumbae Manggurebe race participants come from all over the country Maluku represented by customs of Saparua and Haruku as the two islands is still very active use of traditional boats. The boat has design and beautiful carvings of the ancestors.



Semang boat race is the only race team for women. Dominated by mothers and always invite a lot of travelers who want to know the courage of women in Ambon. Just like Arumbae Manggurebe, the winner is determined by the earliest participants who reach the finish line.

The boat has very beautiful carvings on the hull and outrigger as a result of the typical Maluku art and not merely functional vessels. Ornaments bright colors make very prominent boats in waters.

Traditional fishing competition is fishing just use string or rope and bait, without the special fishing pole. Fishing techniques like this are rare and only certain people are able to do so because more difficult than modern fishing techniques.

Travel.Tinuku.com Ambon Bay Fiesta brings boat racing competitions, maritime culture and Maluku strong spicy culinary

Tinuku Travel Ambon Bay Fiesta brings boat racing competitions, maritime culture and Maluku strong spicy culinary

Location: Ambon bay and Seram islands scattered across Maluku.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture, art and culinary. Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore the flora and fauna. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants hotels and resorts.

Reach Access: 0 km from Ambon city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Ambon city.

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