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3 yıl önce

Kate Humble embarks on a journey around the fabled spice islands of eastern Indonesia in search of two spices that launched epic voyages of discovery, caused bloody wars and shaped empires - nutmeg and cloves.
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@Alex-my2qr Yıl önce
As an Indonesian, I thank you for bringing this story to the world
@anacletwilliams8315 9 aylar önce
You are welcome.
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
... albeit incomplete and inaccurate.
@anacletwilliams8315 9 aylar önce
@@GM-cq6ez Thank you just the same.
@sisterslothington 3 yıl önce
The emotion with which the one leader speaks of the massacre, is so moving and sad. As a Hawaiian I can relate to the sadness you can feel for your ancestors and the treatment they went through by strangers who took over their land.
@joshcruise2657 3 yıl önce
If only the Hawaiians were left alone with there rich history of cannibalism and human sacrifice...
@sisterslothington 3 yıl önce
@@joshcruise2657 Hawaiians literally have no "rich history" of cannibalism and there was human sacrifice (as nearly every culture has at one point or another). But since you don't know which "there" to use (it was THEIR not there) I wouldn't expect you to know anything about what you're talking about. Ps. ancient Hawaiians were so knowledgeable about sustainability and were conscientious of how to sustain MANY generations in advance with irrigation, symbiotic relationships with plants and animals etc that they would likely be able to solve the global climate crisis we're in right now. But please go on about how you assume ancient cultures untouched by conquistadors are all primitive. 🙄 I'll wait.
@lrein077 3 yıl önce
@@sisterslothington Maikaʻi nō. You wrote so eloquently in response to @Josh Cruise. The ending of the presentation made me smile as the musicians played their instruments (ʻukulele, a Portuguese import). Aloha nō.
@sisterslothington 3 yıl önce
@@lrein077 Haha mahalo. ✌ True true, I guess some good came from them then. But hey, ipu/ipu heke is aaaaall us, brada. 😎🤙🏼
@rootbeer4888 3 yıl önce
@@sisterslothington Did Hawaiians not sacrifice people and animals and cook people to access their bones for rituals? If you are using a computer you have no place virtue signaling about climate change. Next time you need to go to the hospital you should only use techniques from peoples you elevate morally lol
@juliannester Yıl önce
My grandfather is from Indonesia, I'm from the Netherlands. It's so immensely terrible what we as a people did in the name of economy. To see that pain, that heartache we caused, still being very prevalent in that society is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry.
@alexbaum2204 Yıl önce
Why are YOU sorry?
@juliannester Yıl önce
@@dpt6849 hence the words 'still prevalent '. This video is about the past though, I'm not commenting on a video about modern day atrocities my country is commiting. My comment pertains to this particular video. No need to act like I am ignorant to my everyday surroundings.
@saiab7963 Yıl önce
still happening in the name Economic in middle East n Africa
@stujanes 2 yıl önce
I am Australian and live in the Maluccas with my Indonesian wife and family. I am very interested and amazed in the history of the area. I enjoyed your account but found one important piece missing and that was the presence of the Spanish and the first circumnavigation of the world by Magellan and his crew in the search of a western passage to find the Spice Islands.
@zebra.babes123 2 yıl önce
I think the documentary didn't note it anymore because Magellan never reached the Spice Island.
@tamaliaalisjahbana6849 10 aylar önce
@@zebra.babes123 He did not but his ships did under Elcano. They reached Ternate and Tidore but nutmeg was not grown there. Only cloves.
@stephenkennedy9322 9 aylar önce
@@tamaliaalisjahbana6849 You do realize when he mapped circumnavigating around the Earth he followed the ice wall until he got back where he started . No way past ice and didn't fall off the flat earth
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
@@zebra.babes123 Portuguese traders, led by Francisco Serrão were the first Europeans to arrive in the archipelago in 1512, known today as "Indonesia." Dutch and British traders, interested in nutmeg, cloves, and cubeb pepper in Maluku arrived shortly thereafter. In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and became the dominant European power.
@virtuousceolady6091 3 yıl önce
To watch that man cry as he told the story about the genocide of his people...I could feel his pain. This is the trauma that has been passed down. The pain is ever-present. It doesn't matter that you weren't there to live through it yourself. My heart goes out to the descendants of all the people of color, all over the world, who are still hurting from what Europeans did to their people for the love of money.
@qwertyTRiG 9 aylar önce
Generational trauma is definitely real. That said, the Europeans were in no way uniquely evil. They just got lucky.
@johnnycrepaul547 9 aylar önce
I really love the traditional, culture and heritage of Indonesia. Thanks to all the Government and People of Indonesia.
@jonathanahmad3990 2 yıl önce
I'm an Indonesian, I live far west from the Maluku Islands. Now, I realized that my country has a very complex history. I also realize that Eastern Indonesians even experienced struggles not only with the Dutch and Japanese like most parts of Indonesia, but they also faced hardships with the Portuguese and England. But, with all the sadness that comes with these spices. the positive thing, Indonesia was born into a diverse country with all the acculturation of existing cultures from all over the world who came for this spice. Indonesia Spice Up the World! I like the presenter; You have a kind and warm heart. Big love from Indonesia, Kate Humble
@albertusagterberg6093 Yıl önce
Jawab mu bagus👍
@tombakmelayu3379 11 aylar önce
The history created by the colony
@MrsBees 3 yıl önce
The tribal leader talking about the massacre was heartbreaking. It's been 400 years and it seems like it was yesterday.
@inggrisvlogs9308 Yıl önce
My wife is from Sangir island. There is a monument there for her great great grandfather was killed by the VOC. I videoed a short clip here. He is King Santiago, he fought the VOC defiantly after refusing to be their puppet king. We have family links on this island still, even after so many of the family did flee the island and sailed south, island hopping for a couple of centuries to hide from the colonisers! We’re currently enjoying ourselves in the wonderful country of Indonesia and loving it so much here!
@primemarketing7218 Yıl önce
yes it seems likr he experienced it or witnessing it by his own eyes, maube because that spiritual ceremony he did before he got connected to their ancestors somehow, i dont know
@koolid7839 Yıl önce
Because that's only the beginning from the 350 years of colonialism, and fun fact New York are built by this island money.
@wewenang5167 Yıl önce
they are not a tribe, that just sounded very colonial and orientalist, these people had kingdome kings and complex social structure.
@000saysay Yıl önce
Haha..he was just overacting. Cringy!
@ruveyda8336 11 aylar önce
Hi, I am writing from Turkey! This video was very helpful in preparing my homework on Cloves. Thank you so much! Frankly, I didn't expect the story of a spice to be this deep... My horizons have expanded! I can't wait to tell my classmates what I've learned!
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
... but remember the source!!!
@indahwulandari6236 3 yıl önce
I'm an Indonesian, I'm not a chef but I do use nutmeg for my regular cooking. You can use nutmeg for Pasta sauce , red sauce or white sauce , they working well for either Soup like corn soup, chicken soup, beef stew, vegan soup, creme soup For little hint, don't get crazy with nutmeg, just use a tiny amount of them and it will enhance your recipe even more. I like to think it as a magic dust, that are so valuable so I must use it with wise. Also....if it possible, don't buy powder nutmeg, instead buy the whole nutmeg and grated it with Cheese grated when you are cooking. Powder nutmeg good for baking and drinks but not so flavoured for cooking. Sorry for my bad English. But Yes....nutmeg is amazing when you know how to use it. It's all about proportions. Nutmeg also goes well with bay leaves and pepper.
@Nyctophora 3 yıl önce
Thank you!
@eskileriksson4457 3 yıl önce
@@Nyctophora Your English is great! I'm not a chef either, but I find your advice good. I've been using freshly ground nutmeg for forty years now. In dishes like mashed potatoes and bechamel sauce it's essential, and I could probably use it sparingly in a lot more food. I have a small grater (much finer than a cheese grater), just for nutmeg.
@NyagoNoir 3 yıl önce
Awesome!! Thanks for the tips!! Oh and your English was perfect 👌🏾
@thewastedgamer935 3 yıl önce
Your English is a lot better than a lot of English people I know 😂
@indahwulandari6236 3 yıl önce
@@eskileriksson4457 , yes...yes... mashed potatoes are great with nutmeg ( yummy😋) also cordon bleau flour, KFC style fried chicken (add the nutmeg to the flour) oh so yummy..... But again nutmeg can be overpowering, even some of my friends and family are afraid to use it. But when you found the perfect amount that you can use, it will become essential ingredient in your recipe.
@Sanddog-uj9rt 3 yıl önce
Despite the sadness and pain of the history, I have learned more from this series about the origins of these spice cabinet staples and appreciate them all the more. It also raises the awareness and hopefully the effort that goes into them.
@indahwulandari6236 3 yıl önce
This is a heartwarming you see, people in Banda, even little children can easily trust a stranger. Most of Indonesian are welcoming people, it doesn't change much since back then. This is also why, we were welcoming traders from around the world. But the Dutch take it as advantage and colonies our land for 350 years. Dominate our resources, slaving our man, This was sad. Because as you see....we are welcoming people.
@jhnjhn3768 3 yıl önce
Kindness is often mistaken as weakness. Sad but true.
@donnygout4558 3 yıl önce
im dutch myself, and ive known about the voc and spice islands and trade and such, but i didnt know this man, about the massacres and such, all i can say is for the last hundred years we have alot of indonesians migrate here to the netherlands, and we actually fully acepted their culture and foods into our own culture, so dutch and indonesian is like 2 hands on 1 belly now, love the people love the food, and lets not let the passed decide what kind of people we are today right?:)
@ChunkierfishReviews 3 yıl önce
@@donnygout4558 Generally speaking colonization of already inhabited land is not going to be nice in any way. But I agree you can't try and hold someone born today accountable for the horrible things that people did in the past, nor should you take credit for the accomplishments of others in the same way. In short your story is not written by the people who came before you. The only way this world works is if we learn these things but put them behind us and treat others how you would want to be treated.
@deusexrockina 3 yıl önce
I'm sorry that happen bro
@indahwulandari6236 3 yıl önce
Don't worry guys....we let everything in past. Many Indonesian stay in Netherlands and many Dutch stay in Indonesia. We hold no grudges upon what's happened in the past. It's parts of our history.
@gatamadriz 2 yıl önce
My mother always had a nutmeg grater, with a lid for fresh nutmeg. We always grated it into sauces, for baking, etc. It is a powerful spice, like clove, a little goes a long way. It gives such a sweet but earthy taste.
@MrGdsuta Yıl önce
The strong relationship between us Indonesian and the Dutch will remain be unfaded as long as we are willing to learn and accept the history. It’s a mixture of bitterness, evil actions from colonialist, and empathy from loving souls like Eduard (Multatuli) and Ernest Douwes Dekker. Now we are embracing a future where young generations must be taught not only about history of the past but also about love, forgiveness and compassion. We as human being should love each other regardless our colors, culture and civilizations. Love is the universal language we can share.
@bunkyman8097 9 aylar önce
Nutmeg is a magical spice. I put it in everything. I always thought it be be exotic and knew it came from a place on earth very unlike my own. I am humbled by how easy it is to obtain now. I will never take it for granted and every time I grate it into my preparations I will see that man crying for his ancestors...may these people's god bless them abundantly, peace.
@Sink_Bread 3 yıl önce
I hate how they don't teach all of this in school in the Netherlands. I'm researching all of this by myself in my 30s. They're trying to hide all the horrible things that happened. Which is not right. Admit that this happened! I know that I'm not responsible for what happened back then. And I do recognise that this happened
@baronvonlimbourgh1716 3 yıl önce
I was thought about the voc and our slave trading history in lower school in the 80s. So maybe your school didn't teach you.
@Sink_Bread 3 yıl önce
@@baronvonlimbourgh1716 I remember they did tell us a little bit. But I don't recall the true story about Indonesia. Also, my partner is Moluks. And they never told me in school that the people from the moluccan islands had to come to the Netherlands and didn't have a choice. They had to " stay for two years" and then they could go back. Not allowed to work. But after two years they still weren't allowed to go back (ofc thanks to that I met my partner. So it's a win for me :p )
@baronvonlimbourgh1716 3 yıl önce
@@Sink_Bread yeah ok. I did not get all the details, we where still kids. But it was clear to us that we wheren't the friendliest bunch back then. And it was explained that our golden age in the netherlands was because of practices we now concider to be horrible but where socially accepted back then. Our history was never glorified. But it wasn't condemned either. It is just our history, we are not responsible for that ofcourse, but it is still important.
@anggitaputri3123 2 yıl önce
@@baronvonlimbourgh1716 what both you and @Jewels said is heartwarming, yes you are not to be blamed because of what your ancestors did but you should remember it as history. Im Indonesian btw and I can relate to what you feel, because we Indonesians are doing the same to Timor Leste (tho it was smaller case and much shorter time). I havent born yet when Indonesian govt annexed Timor Leste as Indonesian province and barely a toddler when they declared independence. Timor Leste blame Indonesia like Indonesia blame Netherland for what they did to their predessor. Even tho it has nothing to do with me but I wont forget that it ever happened. (Tho what makes it awkward, Timor Leste cannot hate us for long since they life nextdoor and they import anything (like 80%) from Indonesia)
@5thMilitia 2 yıl önce
Bullshit. Maybe you weren't listening in class
@IndoCropCirclesOfficial Yıl önce
As an Indonesian, I tell you that throughout history, the territory of Indonesia was colonized by 4 European countries, they are Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and British, and one Asian country, Japan. However, all the colonial countries controlled only a part of the territory or in a very small area, except for the Dutch which controlled almost all of Indonesia. But as an Indonesian, I must admit that all Indonesian people have never hated the people of those countries that have colonized us. Indonesians have never hated Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, British or Japanese. That's one of my pride as an Indonesian, we Indonesian people never hate them and our people are very friendly to anyone. Perhaps this character was used by the European colonizers in the past, and was seen as a "weakness". If you don't believe it, come and visit Indonesia and prove for yourself that our people are friendly, humble and kind.
@maleahlock 3 yıl önce
I absolutely loved the enthusiasm and empathy from the host. She asked all of the right questions and, most importantly, engaged with the people as human beings. Many documentaries are not this personal or aware of the horrible repercussions of colonialism and I am so pleased she let them tell their story in their own words and emotions. Excellent work!
@JWMcLay 3 yıl önce
I wholeheartedly agree with you on that one! So often presenters seem to remain distant from the people and culture they are visiting. Kate Humble is fantastic!!
@chanceopinion 3 yıl önce
Wel done Kate, you really connected with those women and that crying man there. Good job, fantastic.
@sitinowak254 2 aylar önce
I am Indonesian born but have lived in Europe for over 60 years. It's the first time I came across this beautiful documentary. Thank you.
@kristineflores7998 9 aylar önce
Im from the Philippines and I felt really sad for what our brothers from Indonesia had gone through. We as a nation were also subjected to oppression by Spain for 333 years, they have looted our gold and other minerals. To think that they were looking for the Spice Island but was mistakenly arrived here in the Philippines. They used us for other purposes. More power to Indonesia.
@streetscienceofficial8675 5 aylar önce
Salamat pogi Filipina from Indonesia, Mabuhay
@frizzky7976 Yıl önce
This is an eye-opening documentary if i may say, as Indonesian myself, we taught this subject in elementary / middle school i still remember him (Jan Pieterzoon Coen) now i can imagine how the Dutch wanted our spice so much, it’s that worthy.
@lucygray6162 3 yıl önce
After reading the fiction novels "Silver Nutmeg" and "Scent of Cloves" by Norah Lofts many years ago, I was delighted to see the islands and people of Banda Neira.. Their long history is fascinating, especially in the 1600s when the English and Dutch vied for control. Although the books are somewhat outdated now, Mrs. Lofts had a gift for human characterization and situations woven in true history. Thanks for this special, I feel like I returned to a place I knew many years ago, only better off now.
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
Imagine if the English had not lost to control by the Dutch how similar to India's sad history under British control the people of the Dutch East Indies would have ended up!
@muh.andianto 2 aylar önce
Thanks for mentioning the books. I am looking for a books with the setting of Indonesia around early colonialism century but from western perspective. If anybody know other books, I am glad to look at it.
@EWSFoTo 3 yıl önce
I really enjoyed watching this documentary and the people of this island are really welcoming and friendly. It makes me want to go there. Love nutmeg and use it for many recipes. Before serving a swiss cheese fondue add a bit of fresh grounded nutmeg.
@kopal0j 9 aylar önce
I am Indonesian, I live island nearby Maluku area (Wakatobi, transit islands before reach Banda from western), my grandfather also cultivate Nutmeg, clove, Cacao etc. Still remembered when I was as child my family always ask me to help to harvest the cloves (brand is typically small, for adult need additional cantilever to support their body)
@dboconnor57 2 yıl önce
My Father used nutmeg in mashed potatoes. Mom said it was his ‘secret’ ingredient. Cloves for meats and gravies and grated nutmeg on pies and ice cream. This made me miss my dad.
@TheVJTiticaca 3 yıl önce
Thank you for making this video. I am from Holland and i never am educated by state school about the horror done to Banda. I am deeply ashamed by my ancestors, and even more that this isnt educated in holland. they teach us it was the golden age, but they dont teach the dirt, terrible and than we have in a city in holland a statue of that horror man coen. they wont take it down they only placed a marginal mention that although he was good he did some bad things. seeing this docu. my god how can we they ever think a marginal plate on the statue is enough. they should replace the statue with something that honours the murdered chiefs. it is those people holland has to thank for ever for the riches and wealth their lives brought holland. For ever in your dept dear beautifull people of Banda. i will do anything to make your voices and stories are rewriting the history of the VOC as teached in holland.
@skididiewskid6549 2 yıl önce
a europe centric historian might be define the time of this happened as a golden age.but for many southeast asia historian the time of the european land first time in our land was a start of a very long time massacre and slavery. it fascinates me as an indonesian. I know its just how the world work back then, but the least people could do is acknowledged all of that bad things happened. because I still see some people like doesnt think all of that exist.
@decantabriaball938 2 yıl önce
@Darren Munsell based
@beatamafulu2405 2 yıl önce
Do feel ashamed of your ancestors, I am from Congo yes my ancestors went trough a lot, we are still going through bad things up till now. Is it only the other race who are bad? Of course not.
@5thMilitia 2 yıl önce
@@skididiewskid6549 The time in general is not defined as a Golden Age but only for the Dutch. For the Dutch it was truly a Golden Age and the Asian trade wasn't even the cause of it.
@wewenang5167 Yıl önce
@@5thMilitia without the money that indonesian trade brought to holland, you won't have a golden age, england or France would already conquered yall if you don't have money to built your armada...all the wonderful buildings, road, canals and palaces that are in holland now came from that money.
@ilahildasissac1943 Yıl önce
I am from Chicago and love to cook with the mentioned spices. I have always wanted to know the historical and sad history of the Spice Islands.
@paranoya733 9 aylar önce
Spice islands are beyond than spices, even today, it's home of natural resources like Nickel (used to make EV battery), eternal gas offshore, and rich of fishes, if u ever heard troubles happening in that area because it was engineered even geopolitically
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
Not nearly as sad as India's under British rule. The local people in the Dutch East Indies intermarried, whereas the British did not so much.
@paranoya733 9 aylar önce
@@GM-cq6ez Because the dutch don't have many colonial states as british
@ferdisaham4601 Yıl önce
as indonesian, seeing VOC symbol on the wall and the iron gate gave me goosebumps, this symbol means terror and blood for many of us
@andregomes5532 Yıl önce
yes indeed
@Jack-Hands Yıl önce
I'm surprised nobody removed them. The VOC went bankrupt in the late 18th century. And Indonesia became independent in 1945/49. So why nobody tried to remove them since surprises me.
@shintasyahputra1695 Yıl önce
@@Jack-Hands Yeahhh...i wonder that it because for remembrance of past horrible history ? I just don't get it
@massimomassimo5464 Yıl önce
Just bring them down please. That was a symbol of your misery and shame
@abdulazis400 Yıl önce
@@massimomassimo5464 no don't bring the symbol down. People would forget the atrocities committed by VOC. Let the symbol become dark reminder of dutch's greed of spices and proof of their sins.
@kellyhiggins4234 Yıl önce
My grandmother immigrated from Portugal and I am now 62 yrs old she since passed . What lead me here is my betterhalf saw me putting a pinch of nutmeg in hamburgers and he was astonished at how much better and tender his burger had been. I told him my nana aka grandmother was huge on using nutmeg for just about everything rice puddings, , breads , beans you name it as always a pinch even in spaghetti sauce. So I decided to find out about this herb and who knew that the Portuguese went into a war over this spice. Thank you for posting. You all should know that nutmeg helps with cancer, stomach issues , pain in general infact in the old days dentist used nutmeg for pain. Look up the medical values of nutmeg. Blessings everyone. I got to try that rice recipe should be on Google. 💜✌🙏🏻💜
@GehanAdel Yıl önce
This heartwarming documentary has to be taught at schools how much those people can trust strangers and how much they are welcomed and hospitalized but which makes me staggered their way they keep represent the brutality their ancestors had faced to keep their memories alive thanks a lot ❤️🌷❤️👏
@ProximaCentauri88 2 yıl önce
This is the reason behind the discovery of my island by the Spanish armada which eventually lead to the colonization of the entire group of islands for Spain. Moluccas's nutmeg and clove, for this reason, started a chapter in the lives of my ancestors and the birth of the nation now called the Philippines.
@skyinuri8868 Yıl önce
underrated comment. 80% philipine people surely forgot this also
@KimAhrina11 9 aylar önce
Btw feel like you're everywhere kuya lol, also Spain didn't colonize the entire islands or all the places deep down in the countryside etc
@susanhowe163 3 yıl önce
@mndlessdrwer 3 yıl önce
It really is a great mentality to have when approaching archaeology.
@ahmedbenidir7098 2 yıl önce
Yes i agree...a Great act she puts
@lisapop5219 Yıl önce
Is there a reason why you are screaming?
@ilahildasissac1943 Yıl önce
Same here. What would our culinary palattes be without them?
@meyhanf Yıl önce
@@lisapop5219 not every caps expressing that you’re screaming duh
@kaiskid5849 3 yıl önce
An absolutely amazing documentary! Such a good job covering a much-overlooked story
@prajwol_poudel 3 yıl önce
more documentries like this!! such a dense and wild history just on some spice.
@inggrisvlogs9308 Yıl önce
My wife is from Sangir island. There is a monument there her great great grandfather was killed by the VOC. I videoed a short clip here. He is King Santiago, he fought the VOC defiantly after refusing to be their puppet king. We have family links on this island still, even after so many of the family did flee the island and sailed south, island hopping for a couple of centuries to hide from the colonisers! We’re currently enjoying ourselves in the wonderful country of Indonesia and loving it so much here!
@emmettbattle5728 Yıl önce
i also like how she interacted with people, many interviewers or documentary hosts dont have respectful joy or awe towards living locals. she seemed so friendly and happy to be included, instead of seeing them as just there to give her footage.
@normanodarbilnagali3147 Yıl önce
amazing history as told in the English point of view. it's nice to see or hear the other side of the coin before being judgemental. if we can speak Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, or French, and watch their version of this same story, we might learn about British brutalities as well.
@essieessie5399 9 aylar önce
Agreed. The presenter being British presented an extremely biased report making it appear as if the Brits were such good guys. The British were always on the heels of the dutch looking for their piece of the pie (S.Africa). The British were equally if not worse brutalists!
@hfharryful 9 aylar önce
Greetings from India 🇮🇳..Indonesia is a great nation with lot of spice '. God bless Indonesia 🇮🇩 🙏 ❤
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
Since 2000 years ago, India and Indonesia have traded with each other and were culturally lined. Indian Traders arrived in the 1st Century. Hinduism and Buddhism were next to follow. During the 8th and 9th century, the world’s largest Buddhist complex Borobudur and Prambanan the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia were built near Yogyakarta in Central Java. In the 10th Century, students were sent to Nalanda Buddhist University in N.E. India. When Nehru visited Bali he said, "this is the morning of the world".
@surajdas7289 8 aylar önce
​@@GM-cq6ez in odisha we celebrate our trade through Bali yatra and kartik purnima
@wulanjogjaistimewa6640 8 aylar önce
Namaste. Respect & love from Indonesia to India.🇮🇩❤️🇮🇳
@satyawirasenajaputra9888 2 yıl önce
Im an Indonesian historical tour guide based in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia) and this is true 100%. Usually for us Jakartan we use nutmegs in our small cakes or just abit in tea/traditional coffee. Most of my foreign tourists always saying why nutmegs so expensive regardless in form of powder or just fresh picked. Then i tell them our spice history, and they just shock😂
@inggrisvlogs9308 Yıl önce
My wife is from Sangir island. There is a monument there her great great grandfather was killed by the VOC. I videoed a short clip here. He is King Santiago, he fought the VOC defiantly after refusing to be their puppet king. We have family links on this island still, even after so many of the family did flee the island and sailed south, island hopping for a couple of centuries to hide from the colonisers! We’re currently enjoying ourselves in the wonderful country of Indonesia and loving it so much here!
@spellonyou7987 Yıl önce
The fruit of nutmeg is also delicious, Indonesian used it on pickles and I absolutely love it.
@arysulistyo3602 3 yıl önce
I'm Indonesian so proud of spice-route is filmed. There are far before Europe come to archipelago and colonize, the local traders already exsisted like using traditional vessel called Phinisi vessel, a traditional austronesian type-technique vessel from South Celebes same as she used for sail to eastern Indonesia.
@motorola9956 Yıl önce
Pinisi have only been around since 1900, it was not from a native design nor was constructed by the Buginese or the Makassarese. Pinisi is a type of sailing rig (jenis ponton layar) and was made by the konjo tribe of Sulawesi. Do not state things that you don't know out of pride as it will shame yourself and your country. cited;
@whelmavlog8704 9 aylar önce
I saved the history this episode..nutmeg and Cloves...its lovely country Indonesia 🇮🇩 ❤
@EricSpearsSangha 3 yıl önce
These documentaries are amazing! The Spice Trail is now among my favorites of all time. Thank you!
@whalefuhk 3 yıl önce
The people she encounters are so beautiful inside and out. Their smiles and welcoming spirit are uplifting.
@satyawirasenajaputra9888 2 yıl önce
Most Indonesians really welcomes foreigners warmly. Especially foreigners visiting small regions.
@pmchamlee Yıl önce
Kate, you are a most charming presenter, and it is obvious you do arduous and voluminous research before you take on a challenge! I greatly admire you!
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
To understand and appreciate the subject much better, read: "The Nutmeg Trail"!
@ayureskirongre4511 6 aylar önce
That's amazing video. I am Indonesian so proud that the history of the spice route in Indonesia is documented.
@jaivkoltun4948 Yıl önce
So wonderful to see the 'Silolona' being used in this doco, added a wonderful presence and grace to a fascinating yet challenging story. . .
@lanzi655 3 yıl önce
Fantastic work I did learned a lot. Using does spices for years but never expected that kind of history and work behind it. That changed a lot about my few off spices. Thank you so much.
@Desolatesoul1123 Yıl önce
Wonderful documentary. I learned so much about Indonesia history. Yes acknowledging history of colonialism is the right step as well. However one shouldn't be held in the past, since what is done is over. The next step is in the future to lift poverty. We Vietnamese were subject of colonialism as well, but we hold no resentment. It does nothing but killing us inside if we hold on to angers, instead we look at what they can do to us now. That's why we are striving.
@wewenang5167 Yıl önce
so you guys don't hate the French? xD
@cuteasiantraveling Yıl önce
@@wewenang5167 no, this was the past. Holding on to hatred serves no purpose .he's right
@Desolatesoul1123 Yıl önce
@@wewenang5167 Hating solves nothing. Beside, it's bad for the heart and mind. It's toxic energy, above all.
@paranoya733 2 yıl önce
As Filipino, not many Filipino knew that this nutmeg was the reason why Ferdinand Magellan travelled across the world and found Cebu island on his way to Banda island known as Spice Island
@irvinpena1735 Yıl önce
Nutmeg, cloves and cinamon ang hinahanap nila Magellan na spices. Bonus na lang ang discovery sa Pilipinas.
@arthurmorgan2887 Yıl önce
It was the reason why most colonizers took ship after Ottoman's blockade. Portugal started the age of Discovery and found it first, in its search, it even destroyed Malacca Sultanate, the biggest power in the archipelago at that time, and occupied Malacca strait and Malay Peninsula, they pretty much hid it after that. Spain wanted to follow the trend. Spice Islands=Moluccas was basically 'India' to the Spanish and Portuguese at the time since it was indian traders who did most of trade with Europe before Ottoman's conquest. Portugal from Indian Ocean, Spain from Pacific Ocean, their goal was the same "Spice Islands", Spain landed in Philippines and couldn't quite get full monopoly to Spice Islands (although they did their fair share of robbings, killings, and hostage situations). The Dutch went for it because of Iberian Union that screwed it over with its spice monopoly. The british followed afterwards but took over the real India instead of 'East India'. The Spice was really the 'gold' of that era. You can argue the reason why Portugal destroyed Malacca Sultanate and Spain colonized the Philippines was because of these islands' existence.
@skyinuri8868 Yıl önce
yeah so rare filipino wanted to know
@paranoya733 9 aylar önce
@@skyinuri8868 Our history & cultures were removed by the spanish
@streetscienceofficial8675 4 aylar önce
Salamat pogi Filipina, Mabuhay from Indonesia
@Casey5693 3 yıl önce
The Banda people survived genocide and retook the trees that were stolen from them. They deserve to be proud people. I pray they get all their land back.
@petercarioscia9189 3 yıl önce
I'm pretty sure they do have their land back? Well, their government has their land.
@petercarioscia9189 3 yıl önce
You are so virtuous.
@Hooibeest2D 2 yıl önce
90% of all people living there where relocated. The massacre killed everyone except 300 souls. In Dutch colonial time people had their own land and had to pay 30% tax. Now they dont have land and have to pay 35% tax. After ww2 the Dutch promised the Banda islands and Mollusks among other their own independen countries, as in the colonial time indonesia wasn't one country it was one colony consisting out of several kingdoms and states. Now it's one big dictatorships. Shouldn't have been one big Indonesia.
@Casey5693 2 yıl önce
@@Hooibeest2D So kinda like the African continent in that way?
@samdonohoe9796 2 yıl önce
All of human civilization is just a story of one group of humans killing one another for land and territory, some go extinct, just look at what monkeys do we aren't any different
@pernillemadsen6771 Yıl önce
Such a great documentary, with an unexpected turn of events. Kate Humble humbly becomes princess of Banda. Loved it.
@somersetdc Yıl önce
The presenter is terrific 👍. She is engaging and absolutely fantastic at conveying her information.
@GM-cq6ez 9 aylar önce
@EmilyJelassi 8 aylar önce
We learned a little bit about the spice trade in school (in America), but the tremendous violence was barely mentioned! I do think that ALL of history needs to be taught.. both good and bad. You can’t cherry-pick what parts you teach. Of course we learned about the bloody stain that is slavery, but we weren’t taught about the violence and brutality that came with it. We should’ve gotten that, but we were kids and kids don’t think that way.
@michaelbauers8800 2 yıl önce
I enjoy this show. Seen three of them. Spices are interesting, and the history of spice trading is interesting, though sometimes depressing to hear of the worst excesses of the colonialists and traders. But that's history for you. The hard work that's still done to harvest and process spices makes my job look easy. I used to smoke djarum clove cigs in my youth. I can virtually taste them in my mouth watching this
@ifferl8781 2 yıl önce
I enjoyed the people on the islands more then the history. What wonderful communities. I also enjoy the commentors of this video!
@savari5746 2 yıl önce
Nice report about the spices that introduced the Western world to the resilient and gifted people of Maluku.
@Yung_FA Yıl önce
Indonesia is inhabited by various tribes, cultures, ethnicities, races and many islands. Culture and language vary from region to region in Indonesia.
@PositiveVibesAlways5774 10 aylar önce
Yes, I agree. There are Javanese, Melanesians and others
@fatimahayu8135 9 aylar önce
I drop in here because this video is on my feed. 2 yrs after, I'm from central Java but now living far away in the north west side of Indonesia. In Tanjungpinang, Riau Island. Every part of Indonesia has their own story and history of Colonial. I'm crying when the village's leader crying while tell the story of the massacre. It's deep and sad, consider he just heard the story from their parents/family. THIS IS EPIC JOURNEY. thank you for sharing to the rest of the world. Every student must see this video. Thank you 🙏🙏
@toddbarnert3515 10 aylar önce
I planted 400 fruit trees today, but apples and plums… I have planted maybe 25,000 fruit and nut trees this year sometimes I just throw the seeds in areas that I know are protected by I could easily say I did that with around 15,000 cherries. Most of it has been put in pots for sales in the future , so they can expand. Sometimes I grow for the farm that I am developing this nursery at the same time as a plant and wildlife refuges. Everybody expects nature to grow all of us everywhere and she can and just supply the seeds or the cutting work for each one of us to get some branches of your favorite tree, and just stick them in the ground
@tri3609 9 aylar önce
Memorized by rote again and again until every single Spanish, dutch, english man etc, their position, times of things, places, big things they for this spices & power is one of the thing that motivated me the most in junior high school (I always got high score in social politics class for this subject)
@gairahadam5304 Yıl önce
As Indonesian I found the meaning cakalele from this video, nowadays not many Indonesian understand about this historical dance, hope so will not vanish
@lisapop5219 Yıl önce
This is another one of those things that makes me wonder who was the guy who decided to try eating these fruits & after spitting it out decided to keep trying to find a way to use it. It's a thing that I think about sometimes (the who & why). Someone had to be the badges or was so hungry that they were willing to take the risk of eating an unknown thing.
@RosariaDewi Yıl önce
highly likely find it by trying to preserve it. since it's so humid down here all food are at risk of being rancid quickly. we tried to preserve everything. mostly by drying it in the sun. that's probably how we found out the nutmeg is delicious haha
@k.h.6991 8 aylar önce
I think they were a woman. But I don't think it was as genius as you suggest. People used to eat any edible plant they could find. Hunger is a strong motivation.
@lisapop5219 8 aylar önce
@K. H. I know that people have eaten any edible plant. I was thinking of unknown if it was edible plants and being the first to try it. Then trying to find a way to use it to make it more palatable
@chanceopinion 3 yıl önce
Well done, this documentary sheds some light to the horrors committed in the past, all in the name of economies. I hope your Humble Host is taking it eazy and is being productive. She shouldn't do extraditing journalistic work. Nature is so amazing and I'm very conflicted about our place in it. Well, history is in the eyes of the survivor, so behold it's contriving. What year is this from anyway? What's up with the nationalism?
@wewenang5167 Yıl önce
what nationalism?
@Jeda5479 Yıl önce
All colonialism are bad but Dutch perhaps was the worst. They devide the social classes in Indonesia into three classes. First one, Dutch and European people. Second class, far eastern including Chinese, Arabs & Indian. The lowest is the indigenous people. The effects of this division still exist until today. Many Indonesian still feel inferior towards white people. There's also bad sentiment against Chinese descent. Arab descent is OK since they have privilege of the same religion with majority of Indonesian, Islam. Ironically, their descendants try to teach us about human right.
@boncuboncu180 Yıl önce
That's called paradoxically logic. So sad.
@asadenggan2960 9 aylar önce
Betul, hingga saat ini golongan yg di kelas dua masih tetap merasa derajatnya lebih tinggi dari penduduk keturunan ras melayu. Sebagai contohnya bisa didengarkan disaat mereka sedang berkomunikasi dengan penduduk keturunan ras melayu akan terdengar kata seperti "Loe orang".
@what8562 7 aylar önce
In what way it is ironic?
@flyesouisi 3 yıl önce
On my Caribbean Island we grow and use nutmeg a lot in drinks. Also mix in home grown cocoa drink.
@Cosmiccoffeecup 3 yıl önce
@tanamankebun 10 aylar önce
This is the best documentary I've ever watched, very detailed on the history and the background
@JudhaztKASKUS Yıl önce
OMG. This is a masterpiece documentary. I watch this without skipping. Bravo, from Indonesia. MERDEKA !!
@rengeronig9695 3 yıl önce
very nice and interesting, informative and honest presentation . . . we need more of such history . . . thank you . . .
@Treestorey79 10 aylar önce
In a mountains village of munduk Bali, indonesia there are still a lot of historic old Dutch houses,with the local live in them.Some are still look good as new 🏠
@dylanpeter1598 Yıl önce
This documenter makes me appreciate my culture more than I used to....
@gatamadriz 2 yıl önce
A fascinating journey. Well done.
@FlockofAngels 2 yıl önce
Amazing indigenous people and lands... 💓
@crunchies4me 2 yıl önce
@Dmitrisnikioff 3 yıl önce
It really is remarkable how the Swamp-Germans managed to inflict so much suffering with such a small plot of land. If it wasn't for the Belgians, they certainly would have won the European prize for the most grotesque and awful of the colonizers.
@mayena Yıl önce
Well the Belgians might surpass that after an estimated 10 million native Congolese died during Congo Free State (1885-1908).
@dshe8637 Yıl önce
It's hard to imagine how anyone could do that. What psychopaths they were.
@p5eudo883 Yıl önce
@@dshe8637 We're still seeing it today. Look at the way non-human animals are treated. Because they are different from us, we tend to assume they do not think or feel on the same level we do. It is our own failure to understand that they do indeed think and feel similarly to us. Back then, people often regarded different people the same way. And there is strong incentive to suppress empathy, when the party in question has something you want. In each of these cases, and often with non-human animals, people employ cruelty in their pursuit of what the other party has. We are not so different from those cruel and insensitive people back then. We very slowly shift toward the realization that we too are being incredibly cruel. And frankly, there is more cruelty now than there was back then. Factory farming and industrial fishing operations do more cruel deeds than the entirety of human history before us.
@zeedavis5300 3 yıl önce
What a great educational and fun video. The people are amazing. Such a great treat in covid world. Love from NYC
@wewenang5167 Yıl önce
without these spices NY would still be call New Holland xd
@carefulconsumer8682 Yıl önce
Excellent video. What a fantastic experience you had for this film!
@manishbhatia5302 Yıl önce
Many thanks for showing this part of History. Appriciated
@IoannisSkepetzakis 9 aylar önce
I am from Greece for the first time I am hearing this story I have heard a lot about the colonialists but he was like Count Dracula for the islanders Well done and always he should be in your memory and never forget this massacre this genocide you made me hate the dutch one of the smallest countries in europe committed the biggest crimes in your place.. if i lived in that era i would like to be me where i would get him out of the way
@inggrisvlogs9308 Yıl önce
My wife is from Sangir island. There is a monument there her great great grandfather, who was killed by the VOC. I videoed a short clip here. He is King Santiago, he fought the VOC defiantly after refusing to be their puppet king. We have family links on this island still, even after so many of the family did flee the island and sailed south, island hopping for a couple of centuries to hide from the colonisers! We’re currently enjoying ourselves in the wonderful country of Indonesia and loving it so much here!
@mickambler3151 3 yıl önce
Fantastic series, Kate is an english treasure 😃
@TheFLOMAN76 2 yıl önce
Our hostess is gorgeous! And I love this well-informed episode so thank you very much! GOOD STUFF!!
@mikeFolco 3 yıl önce
Love the farmer's enthusiasm!
@VadaVoo 3 yıl önce
Do you think he likes nutmeg? LOL I wish I had that kind of enthusiasm about something other than sleep. haha He's a hoot!
@JWMcLay 3 yıl önce
He was a character, effervescent and full of life! Love him
@Bille994 3 yıl önce
I just came here to watch a video about spices but the part about the Dutch Empire hit me. Humans can be so horrible to their fellow people, it's really sad. Empires from Europe, the Arabs, Japanese, Ottomans, Persians, Mongols etc subjugating and indiscriminately killing people was awful. It's sad to know that this kind of cruelty still goes on in some parts of the world, like the slavery in the Arabian peninsula, the Chinese genocide against muslims, American neo-colonialism in the Middle East, the systematic abuse and murder of gay people in Chechnya, white Africans being violently driven out of their homes or killed, black Americans murdered by police in the US. I don't understand how a human being could be involved in any of that
@p5eudo883 Yıl önce
It's a matter of where people draw the line on how different another creature is from them. I notice you address cruelty to "fellow people". There is far more cruelty done to non-human animals. Factory farming and industrial fishing far surpass the entirety of human abuses throughout history. Why? Because they have been considered different enough that people chose to value what could be gained from them more than their well-being. The same goes for people of different cultures, races, locations, etc. in the past and present.
@colinbateman8233 4 aylar önce
I’m curious to know how nutmeg was used in their culture both in the past and now
@Daeltha 3 yıl önce
I wonder if it was a bit like this: Producer: "Hey would you mind doing a documentary on spices?" Kate Humble: "Sure what could possibly go wrong" Also Kate: *became Princess*
@johnnycrepaul547 9 aylar önce
Amazing the people remember their history for hundreds of years.
@ahmadiontorejo7919 Yıl önce
The Dutch had occupied Indonesia for 350 years. During its colony, The Dutch not only took nutmeg and clove but also many resources like tobacco, rice, sugar and Indonesian farmers were forced to plant those plants. Many farmers died on The Dutch cruelty at that time. Plenty of Indonesian hero died in resisting from The Dutch colonialist
@vivitow873 Yıl önce
also Coffee… hence the birth of Luwak Coffee.
@nafismudhofar 9 aylar önce
@@vivitow873 yes also the coffee. Did you know that where’s the programming language called JAVA came from? Back in the day, the dutch plants coffee in java island, and these plantation program called ‘koffie-stelsel’, brought it to the europe, and at that time, java coffee became famous across the european, beat the middle east coffee. It’s all started from slavery and colonialism.
@ahassan5 9 aylar önce
Kate Humble is like my teacher, I have been watching her since I was a kid!
@nafismudhofar 9 aylar önce
Kate is such a lovely history teacher in school I believe. It’s also written on her name: Humble
@Soaring2thesky777 Yıl önce
My goodness I don’t even know this history , good to know VOC get that far even to Ambon . Indonesia very rich with all spices , no wonder when I smell clove why it smell like Indonesian cigarette. Indonesia have a lot of history and mystery in every island . I miss fresh coconut that I cook with my Indonesian curry all I can use coconut milk from can ,you Don’t see or judge the place where you eat in Indonesia , usually the most delicious one it’s not in restaurant but street food or small place call warteg. It’s funny story , I did met old Dutch lady not in Indonesia but outside Indonesia but when she hear My friend from Indonesia , I can feel she had sense of guilt and she feel ashamed want to avoid us 🤣.
@sophiawilliams5935 9 aylar önce
This was very interesting Indonesia is beautifully it so nice to see different places and interesting people I rate this video 100 it an eye opener.
@mjrussell414 3 yıl önce
Is there not a corner of the world where greed has not caused death and destruction to the hard-working native peoples? I had never heard the horrifying story behind the nutmeg trade. Why do these people need to ask for control over their own lands back? Haven’t they paid in enough blood yet?
@htolas Yıl önce
I'm from Singapore, and have many relatives in Malaysia. When I was a boy in the 1960s and 70s, my Malaysian relatives would buy nutmeg oil and preserved nutmeg fruit when they visited us. The oil was used for rubbing on sore muscles and as an essential oil, while the fruit was eaten from the bag. I liked the fruits a lot and often had too much of it.
@wardanajah Yıl önce
THANK YOU for sharing this video. An important message have to be known all people around the world especially dutch people that they have to know the dark history of Banda Neira.
@cableknitter7346 10 aylar önce
I can't believe she asked him "Why are the people of Banda so determined to remember the massacre?" I doubt she would insult descendants of Jewish Holocaust victims with the same thoughtless question, assumption being that they could ever forget..
@unknownartyst3752 3 aylar önce
Is it just me or did they not really tell us why this spice (nutmeg )was so important versus others....
@johnwilson9562 3 yıl önce
A fantastic series on spices.
@thepeff 3 yıl önce
Whenever there's a cat running around the footage always makes it into any documentary
@GuitarUniverse2013 2 yıl önce
Do you understand it’s the very same cat in every single documentary?
@cicichocoholic5599 3 yıl önce
The community there is so nice and welcoming 🥺🥺
@eszedtwo Yıl önce
This is such a great documentary…
@jamalhamzah1141 Yıl önce
Amazing people, great spices
@maryp3849 10 aylar önce
#katehumble such a great story teller. 👍👍👍
@joannefarrugia429 Yıl önce
Such an a great documentary,although something which bothers me may be personally is that in Europe we have to except everyone as they are ,but when Europeans visit these places we have to .....
@Soaring2thesky777 Yıl önce
The reason because they have trauma , imagine entire family got kill , you have a land but suddenly that land is not urs anymore and you are slave for them , either you obey or you entire family get kill, and some times they got rape after rape and the women usually they rape they kill them .So I can understand why they have sense of that. Especially VOC lingering around about more than 200 years. If you go to Bali that’s different story because island of tourist but even then some of sacred place you need wear proper clothes , if you don’t , do you dare you will not get curse ?🤣. Indonesia has a lot mystic and sacred place , I think a lot evil lingering around because a lot ppl got kill , pagan practice n dark magic, some of island even eat human back then. I don’t know now they still practice that or not in the deep deep deep jungle forest that ppl still not wear clothes. Europe is a continent has a lot countries with modern thinking ppl but some of them still hv attitude and not accept everyone . I guess it is a human natural behaviour just accept they own kind unless you speak their language fluently than you will be accept as they own kind.
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