Buang Bin Mohamed Ali was Alfred Russel Wallace’s companion during some of his travels in the Malay Archipellago. Not very much is known about him, apart from the information given by Wallace himself in his books, “The Malay Archipelago” and “My Life”.
The boy met Wallace in the mid-1800s in Sarawak and lived till the early 1900s in Ternate.
It is a mystery how such a brilliant mind can have remained unknown from the western world and more particularly the scientific world for all these years. The project developing here aims to find out exactly what the causes of him remaining unknown can be.
Part of the project include a 6-minute film, some artifacts that could have belonged to the man, and a trip to Ternate to find out what has happened to him, his family, and find out who knows anything about him.
Pictures below belong to the project, which is on-going since 2010.