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Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Sumatera Utara January 1st 2021

For whatever reasons, I kept traveling during rainy season, not an ideal time for traveling in a tropical country like Indonesia. Delayed for a couple of hours, our flight arrived in Gunung Sitoli in the afternoon. Until a few years ago, the only mode of transport reaching the island was by ferry from Sibolga. Nias is an island on the East of North Sumatera, famous for its waves and swell among surfers as well as its unique culture. To reach Nias, we had to fly from Jakarta to Medan and to take a connecting flight to Binaka Airport at Gunung Sitoli, its capital. Despite its proximity to North Sumatera, Nias has its own dialect and culture. It's hard to imagine that ancestors of Nias people were originally from Taiwan thousand years ago, given the names of ... read more
Sorake Bay
Stone Jumping
In traditional Nias costume

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Sumatera Utara November 9th 2011

Yes, this is my second coming to the beautiful coastal city in Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra. If two years ago I record a potential tourist attractions in that city. From 7 to October 14, 2011 ago, I came up with the film crews, to recording a dentist from Jakarta to help provide treatment that is very rarely accepted by people in Jago-Jago village. Once again, a very long road we traveled to breath in and of course a fully belly. 12 hours through the beautiful Lake Toba, enter Siantar City and see BSA 400cc motorcycles modifications into rickshaws. (I cry to see the fate of these motors). Looking at the Balige market with its exotic roof, stopped at the famous Tarutung's Bonapasogi homemade guitar and finally arrived at midnight in Sibolga. Phew. *** Jago Jago Village ... read more
Suspension Bridge
A craftman building a boat
Unfinished boats

Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Sumatera Utara January 16th 2011

What is more exciting than addition to re-visit the coastal cities in Indonesia, right? I will never get bored to visit the beach which is always flirting with the quiet sound of waves, wind that makes sleepy all day long and the sunshine. Yes! As a boy who was born in Jayapura, Papua. I was infatuated with a beach. I was lucky, when I was coming home from Sumbawa Besar, I was assigning by the office to go again to Sibolga, Central Tapanuli district in North Sumatra. This time I went with Sukma Kartini and Doni mincuk Fabrianus. Obviously an offer of a lifetime is 100% I received. We flew with the early morning flight, March, 9 2009 to the Polonia airport in Medan, North Sumatra. Why we should use early morning flight? Because we must ... read more
Sukma, Doni and I
Lake Toba
Iwan (left)




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