North Sulawesi, Manado, Manado Harbour

North Sulawesi, Manado, Manado Harbour

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A flotilla of overloaded boats like these spent hours bringing supplies out to our ferry, to be loaded piece by piece through windows. These ferries are the only means of supplying all the islands of Sangir-Talaud, and they carry everything – fruit & produce, baby chicks, headless mannequins, TVs, bibles…

South Sulawesi, Makassar, Kampung Buli Sim-Sim, Fishing Village

South Sulawesi, Makassar, Kampung Buli Sim-Sim, Fishing Village

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Kampung Buli Sim Sim, a water village on stilts on the coast of Sandakan reachable by plank walkways, depicts lives of some of the local fishermen families in neat wooden houses and their daily activities. This is also the site of the original town of Sandakan which began in 1879.

There are a few seafood restaurants located in Buli Sim Sim water village. One of which was initially a fish market which was later expanded to include a floating seafood restaurant. Locals flock here to purchase fresh seafood once the fishermen dock at the jetty as they are cheaper than in the city’s wet market. They can also purchase from the selection of seafood available and request the chef to cook it their way.

Sulawesi Traditional Houses

Sulawesi Traditional House

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Bugis

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Bulukumba-Kajang Dalam

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Makassar

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Morowali

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Sulawesi,  Traditional House , Morowali,

Kolonodale-Morowali

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South East Sulawesi, Bajau, Sea Gypsies

South East Sulawesi, Bajau, Sea Gypsies

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The Bajau or Bajaw (play /ˈbædʒɔː/ or /ˈbɑːdʒaʊ/), also spelled Bajao, Badjau, Badjaw, or Badjao, are an indigenous ethnic group of Maritime Southeast Asia. Bajau continue to live a seaborne lifestyle, making use of small wooden sailing vessels (such as the perahu and vinta).

Due to escalated conflicts in their native Sulu Archipelago, and discrimination in the Philippines with regards to education and employment, most of the Bajau have migrated to neighboring Malaysia over the course of 50 years. Currently they are the second largest ethnic group in the state of Sabah, making up 13.4% of the total population. Groups of Bajau have also migrated to Sulawesi and Kalimantan in Indonesia, although figures of their exact population are unknown.

Bajau have sometimes been referred to as the Sea Gypsies, although the term has been used to encompass a number of non-related ethnic groups with similar traditional lifestyles, such as the Moken of the Burmese-Thai Mergui Archipelago and the Orang Laut of southeastern Sumatra and the Riau Islands of Indonesia. The modern outward spread of the Bajau from older inhabited areas seems to have been associated with the development of sea trade in sea cucumber (trepang).

West Sulawesi, Mamasa

West Sulawesi, Mamasa

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Mamasa Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Mamasa) is one of the five regencies which comprise West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, on the island of Sulawesi. The population of the Regency was 139,962 at the 2010 Census. Its capital is the town of Mamasa.

North Sulawesi, Bunaken Village

North Sulawesi, Bunaken Village

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Bunaken is an island of 8 km², part of the Bunaken National Marine Park. Bunaken is located at the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs administratively to the municipality of Manado. Scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island.

Other sides of Bunaken.

Bunaken National Park extends over an area of 890.65 km² of which only 3% is terrestrial, including Bunaken Island, as well as the islands of Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen.

The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are up to 1,566 m deep in Manado Bay, with temperatures ranging between 27 to 29 °C. It has a high diversity of – corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges. Notably, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. It also claims to have seven times more genera of coral than Hawaii, and has more than 70% of all the known fish species of the Indo-Western Pacific.

Oceanic currents may explain, in part, why Bunaken National Marine Park has such a high level of biodiversity. Northeasternly currents generally sweep through the park but abundant counter currents and gyros related to lunar cycles are believed to be a trap for free swimming larvae. This is particularly true on the south side of the crescent-shaped Bunaken Island, lying in the heart of the park. A snorkeler or diver in the vicinity of Lekuan or Fukui may spot over 33 species of butterfly fish and numerous types of groupers, damsels, wrasses and gobies. The gobies, smallish fish with bulging eyes and modified fins that allow them to attach to hard surfaces, are the most diverse but least known group of fish in the park.

Central Sulawesi, Toli Toli

Central Sulawesi, Toli Toli

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Toli-Toli Regency is a regency of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Toli-Toli.


South East Sulawesi, Wangi Wangi Village

South East Sulawesi, Wangi Wangi Village

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Semi-permanent fishermans camp at Tanjung Besi, Gam Island. These outsiders from Buton Island, Sulawesi, come here for moths at a stretch to fish at night for small fish…Men prepare to take their boats out for a night of fishing.

Wangiwangi island or Wanci Island, is an island in Southeast Sulawasi that being famous for its beauty and magnificent blue sky and ocean.

Wangiwangi island in become Wakatobi islands and also become the administrative area of Wakatobi regency.

This island also part of Tukang Besi Island. Tukang besi in Bahasa means hammersmith. This is because of this island is famous for making beautiful keris, an Indonesian traditional weapon until today.

This island have a natural pristine, quiet atmosphere and it has fresh sea water. There is also underwater caves that exclusively pamper the nature lovers.

Wangiwangi is the first island that being the gate before entering the whole islands.

Central sulawesi, Togian Islands, Malenge

Central sulawesi, Togian Islands, Malenge

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The Bajau or Bajaw, also spelled Bajao, Badjau, Badjaw, or Badjao, are an indigenous ethnic group of Maritime Southeast Asia. Bajau continue to live a seaborne lifestyle, making use of small wooden sailing vessels (known as perahu) for voyages through the seas of austronesia.

Due to escalated conflicts in their native Sulu Archipelago, and discrimination in the Philippines with regards to education and employment, most of the Bajau have migrated to neighboring Malaysia over the course of 50 years. Currently they are the second largest ethnic group in the state of Sabah, making up 13.4% of the total population. Groups of Bajau have also migrated to Sulawesi and Kalimantan in Indonesia, although figures of their exact population are unknown.
Bajau have sometimes been referred to as the Sea Gypsies, although the term has been used to encompass a number of non-related ethnic groups with similar traditional lifestyles, such as the Moken of the Burmese-Thai Mergui Archipelago and the Orang Laut of southeastern Sumatra and the Riau Islands of Indonesia. The modern outward spread of the Bajau from older inhabited areas seems to have been associated with the development of sea trade in sea cucumber (trepang).

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North Sulawesi, Tomohon, Traditional Market

North Sulawesi, Tomohon, Traditional Market

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Tomohon is a city in Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a new city in the province of North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara), Indonesia. Initially, Tomohon was a part of the Minahasa regency in North Sulawesi. There was a time when the inhabitants felt the necessity of upgrading the status of their residence into an autonomous city on behalf of its approach to community service. Tomohon officially became a city in the year of 2003 by the passage of the Act of Republic Indonesia No.10 of the year 2003 about the establishment of South Minahasa Regency and Tomohon city within North Sulawesi Province and was inaugurated on August 4. Tomohon is known for flower planting at people’s homes. Nearby is the mountain Gunung Lokon. Tomohon is also known for wooden house production, palm sugar (aren) production, vegetable agriculture, and as a center of Christian Ministry and as a student town. Tomohon also has a local TV station, TV 5 Dimensi, with services available to 2,5 million viewers in North Sulawesi.