Indonesia has long thrilled the intrepid at heart. The Dutch, Portuguese, British and other sailors who encountered “The Spice Islands” came away with fantastic tales of strange creatures, exotic peoples and vastly different ways of life than were the norm back home. I also found the lure of Indonesia far too irresistible, full of wonder and intrigue. What, for example, were these “monsters” the Dutch of yesteryear swore they had encountered? Were they prehistoric? Were they fierce, man-eating and outright terrifying?

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