Claire Barnes

Logo of Apollo Investment Management.This is a personal site for links and for oddments which do not relate to Apollo Investment Management Ltd - that website is at Much which interests me is in practice posted there, often in the 'what's new' page, and may not be related only to investment. There is also a 'potted biography' page on the business site.

Fish from C14th Thai plate found on the 'Turiang'.The C14th Chinese shipwreck Turiang, which sank with a cargo of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese ceramics, iron and fish, while heading for Borneo/Sulawesi, caused some rewriting of Thai ceramic history, and is documented at There is also a full online version of the exhibition 'Discovering Asia's ceramic development' - through seven shipwrecks spanning half a millennium - which ran for several years at Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur. The chronology page collates links and references to Asian maritime and trade history.

The 'Avondster' may have looked something like this.The Anglo-Dutch East Indiaman Avondster, which sank in the harbour at Galle in Sri Lanka in 1659, is chronicled on the Maritime Lanka website now archived at

Ben Wynne-Simmons at Sipadan, Aug 01.The website of my sister, Anne Wynne-Simmons, is at She has now retired, and her site no longer discusses the possibility of homoeopathic prevention and treatment of malaria and dengue, and the desirability of further investigation. As a resident of affected areas in Asia over the last few decades, I would be keen to see clinical trials, and meanwhile recommend residents and travellers to consider homoeopathic products.

Photos from the August 2001 dive trip to Sipadan & Mabul are here. Notes of the June 2001 trip from Chengdu to Lhasa are here; skip the text and see the photos here. Notes of the July 2000 trip to Xinjiang & Kyrgyzstan are here (text only). Directions to the Dabaotai Han tomb museum in Beijing are here.