13-16 June 2024

17 Jun 2023
Masonic Lodge

SOLD OUT: World Odyssey of a Balinese Prince

The true story of Prince Djelantik who set sail for Europe on the eve of WWII to study medicine at the University of Amsterdam. He witnessed pivotal historical events, from Nazi-occupied Holland to Indonesia’s battle for independence after 400 years of Dutch colonial rule, and finally, the great changes provoked in Bali by unbridled development. His calling took him to far-flung corners of the planet, where he encountered everything from a pirate ambush in the South China Sea to his arrest by Saddam Hussein’s secret police. When he returned to Bali, he established the island’s first hospital and implemented a campaign which eradicated malaria. Pucci’s evocative narrative of this unusual life is for anyone who finds themselves dreaming of distant places.