Indian Ocean

Long Term Exhibition | Updated 9 months ago

A reconstruction of an Arab bazaar
Indian Ocean
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The people bordering the Indian Ocean have been linked by trade and the exchange of ideas for thousands of years.

This gallery traces the paths of these maritime travelers, giving visitors a chance to explore the roots of our modern multicultural community. Experience the sights and sounds of a 15th century Middle Eastern marketplace, and see the Sama Biasa (Indonesian Fishing Boat).