Masohi

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Masohi is a town in the central part of the Indonesian island of Seram. It is the capital of the Central Maluku Regency (Kebupaten Maluku Tengah). It was the site of a detention camp for political prisoners in the 1970s. Masohi is located 2467 kilometers from Jakarta. The headquarters of Manusela National Park is located in Masohi.

Coordinates
  • Latitude: -3.33 (3° 19' 60 S)
  • Longitude 128.92 (128° 55' 0 E)

Christian-Muslim violence[edit]

The Maluku sectarian conflict impacted Masohi at the end of 1999 and in early 2000.[1] A fresh outbreak of violence occurred in 2008 in Masohi over alleged blasphemy by a teacher. Dozens of houses were burnt, as well as a church and a village hall. Five injuries were reported.[2][3][4][5]

Transportation[edit]

  • Roads run east and west along the coast from Masohi. Another road goes over the mountains to Wahai on the north coast.
  • An airport exists here, linking Masohi with Ambon and Banda.
  • The sea port serves boats arriving from Ambon, Saparua and other parts of the Moluccas.

Around Masohi[edit]

Points of interest include the cave Goa Akohi (near Tamilouw village) and a small lake, Ihu Allah.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°20′S 128°55′E / 3.333°S 128.917°E / -3.333; 128.917Cities in Indonesia