Profile

Cover photo
Harinda Bama
Works at Sampoerna Financial Group
Attended Institut Teknologi Bandung
Lived in Jakarta
766 followers|62,440 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 17

George Town in Penang is a city of fascinating colonial buildings, impressive temples and clan houses, beautiful mosques and churches, as well as comical murals and wrought-iron artworks.
Chapter 4, Part 17 The 19th century in South Asia. It was a period of time in history when the British consolidated its colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent. What started out as mere tra…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 15

At first Pi's hometown looks like other cities in Tamil Nadu. But it's a completely different world once you step into its French Quarter. Joie de vivre is in the air!
Chapter 4, Part 15 In 2006 I was in my second year learning French, and like many others who learned the language, I became a Francophile. I spent a considerable amount of time turning the pages of…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 13

Beyond the rough surface of Indonesia’s fourth largest city lie colonial and cultural gems that are mostly well-preserved and ready to be explored.
Chapter 4, Part 13 In politics there are no permanent friends or enemies, only interests. This has been repeatedly proven in the history of relations among nations where two unlikely partners often…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 11

In this part of Sri Lanka, cinnamon is still processed in traditional ways. Dubbed the 'true cinnamon', it still is the most fragrant cinnamon I've ever sniffed by far.
Chapter 4, Part 11 Last year, James and I explored six countries in Southeast and South Asia for six months to retrace parts of the spice route which had connected nations across both regions as we…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 9

This chain of small volcanic islands in a remote corner of Indonesia might hold the key to the world's coral reefs survival against the global warming.
Chapter 4, Part 9 We were in the middle of the Banda Sea, the deepest body of water in Indonesia with some parts going as deep as 7,000 m. The violent waves reared up the small boat, filled with Fi…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 7

In spite of its remoteness, the Banda Islands was once the epicenter of the global spice trade, fiercely fought over by the Dutch and the English (later the British). Until the 19th century, it was the only place in the world where nutmeg grew.
Chapter 4, Part 7 In the 16th century, upon the discovery of direct sea routes from Europe to the Spice Islands, Portugal and Spain asserted their dominance in the world’s spice trade which f…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 16

Thanjavur (Tanjore) is better known for the impressive 11th-century Brihadeeswarar Temple. But before the British took control of the city, it was once controlled by different South Indian dynasties, of which the Bhonsles of the Maratha clan were the last. Today, Thanjavur Palace provides us with a glimpse of how life was like for the last monarchs of Thanjavur.
Chapter 4, Part 16 Once South and Southeast Asia were lands where Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms and empires, and later Islamic sultanates, conquered one another not only to exert their dominance, but…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 14

We were in Chennai just at the right time before the worst flooding in decades hit the city in December 2015. Thanks to Madhu​, our three-day stay in this city, which was once known as Madras, became one of our best moments in India.
Chapter 4, Part 14 A string of light emerged on the horizon – scattered yellow speckles suggestive of an incoherent network of offices, houses, temples and roads – forming a boundary against the da…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 12

Galle is home to Galle Fort, one of Sri Lanka's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First occupied by the Portuguese, it was then captured by the Dutch and later the British, thanks to the city's importance in the past as a major trading port for cinnamon.
Chapter 4, Part 12 For thousands of years the island of Sri Lanka – known to the ancient Greeks as Taprobana, to the Persians and Arabs as Sarandib, to the Portuguese as Ceilão, to the British as C…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 10

If you go to the Banda Islands, chances are you'll meet at least one of these friendly people. Don't forget to try the dishes in Rumah Makan Nusantara -- they have the best smoothies in Banda Neira.
Chapter 4, Part 10 Blessed with fertile soils and pristine waters, which at one point in history turned out to be a curse, the Banda Islands today is a place where avid divers go for its world-clas…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 8

What the rivalry between the Dutch and the English (later the British) had caused to Manhattan in the US and the remote Banda Islands in Indonesia.
Chapter 4, Part 8 Among the remote islands the Bandas, Run (Rhun) is situated at the westernmost corner of the chain, some two-hour away by a small boat from Banda Neira – the most populated of the…
1
Add a comment...

Harinda Bama

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chapter 4, Part 6

A reminder of what sectarian conflicts can do to a society, and the long process of recovery Ambon has been undergoing. Let this post remind us all that peace is a precious thing that we all should never take for granted.
Chapter 4, Part 6 In 1512 the Portuguese successfully reached the fabled Spice Islands after decades of sea explorations and conquests in the Indian Ocean. Ambon (Amboina), Ternate, as well as the …
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
The world is too beautiful to miss.
Introduction
An engineer by education, a former people development consultant, and a former banker who re-entered the financial industry. But to put it simply Bama is a person who loves traveling, photography, writing and discovering new things. Find out more about my travel photos and stories on What An Amazing World!
Education
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung
    Engineering Physics, 2002 - 2007
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Writer at What an Amazing World! (harindabama.com)
Skills
Writing, Photography
Employment
  • Sampoerna Financial Group
    2014 - present
  • PT Daily Meaning
    Consultant, 2012 - 2013
  • PT Bank Central Asia Tbk
    Business Analyst, 2009 - 2012
  • PT Bank Central Asia Tbk
    Management Development Program Trainee, 2008 - 2009
  • Soes Doerian SOEDOE
    Co-Owner, 2006 - 2007
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Jakarta - Bandung - Tasikmalaya - Pandeglang - Semarang - Banjarmasin
Links