Kris Syamsudin – Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices

Australia Award Fellow Kris Syamsudin is Founder of the community-based tourism project Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices in Ternate, North Maluku, a hillside clove plantation home to the world’s oldest clove tree. The initiative shares local agriculture, history and heritage through spice production, which supports local livelihoods and generates income, especially for women. The initiative has attracted international attention.

Penerima Australia Award Kris Syamsudin adalah Pendiri proyek pariwisata berbasis masyarakat Cengkeh Afo dan Gamalama Spices di Ternate, Maluku Utara, sebuah perkebunan cengkeh di lereng bukit yang merupakan rumah bagi pohon cengkeh tertua di dunia. Inisiatif ini berbagi mengenai ilmu pertanian, sejarah, dan warisan setempat melalui produksi rempah-rempah, yang mendukung mata pencaharian dan meningkatkan pendapatan daerah, terutama bagi perempuan. Inisiatif ini telah menarik perhatian internasional.

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Special Event: Ternate Long Table Lunch

Long fascinated by the Spice Islands, Janet DeNeefe’s love of Moluccan cuisine runs deep. Joined by Kris Syamsudin, Founder of Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices in Ternate, they will present …


Teater Kuliner: Once Upon a Time in Ternate

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Food for Thought: Spices for Change

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Food for Thought: Sail the Spice Islands

From andaliman in North Sumatra to nutmeg in the Maluku Islands, it’s no secret that spices have played a storied role in Indonesia’s history and rich cultural tapestry. These spice …