West Sumatra, Batusangkar Village

West Sumatra, Batusangkar Village

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Batusangkar has been know as Minangkabau Kingdom at old period that named as Pagaruyung palace. The palace reflects the lavish royal style of architecture of the Minangkabau which is much visited by tourist. The kingdom at the beginning of its history was ruled by a queen, named Bundo Kanduang. Near Batusangkar is where some archaeological vestiges, such as the Written Stone, the Stabbed Stone & some other relics can be found.

North Sumatra, Medan, Kampung Umbai, Fishing Village

North Sumatra, Medan, Kampung Umbai, Fishing Village

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Medan Ikan Bakar Pernu is beautifully located near the sea a couple of kilometers into Umbai. There are about twenty different ikan bakar stalls lined neatly along a fishing village. One of the best things about these stall is that you get to choose your own fishes and crustaceans from a ‘whole sampan’ of seafood. You can choose from different varieties of kembung, siakap, caru, cockles, crabs, prawns, squids, kerapu and the list goes on and on. Your selection is then weighted, tagged to your table and then you wait for your selection to be grilled. Besides, Grilled Otak-Otak and Nasi Lemak Bungkus are also available here.

North Sumatra, Kampung Kurnia Belawan, Fishing Village

North Sumatra, Kampung Kurnia Belawan, Fishing Village

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Fisherman Village at Kampung Kurnia Belawan

Anyone would know salted fish. This kind dried fish is becoming popular for the community as a diet supplement. A massive number of market demands for this dried fish make the opportunities in this bussiness will keep growing and never dies.
Kampung Kurnia, which located in Belawan Bahari village in Medan Belawan sub district, is one amongts many other village or region in Belawan that producing salted fish. Most of the villagers of Kampung Kurnia run this salted fish bussiness nowadays since the 90’s.
But hereditary, Kampung Kurnia Belawan villagers basicly are a small-scale fishermen who using nets that called Pukat Langgai as their equipment for fishing.
Kampung Kurnia fishermen usually heading to the open sea each afternoon at approximately 16.00 pm and returned to Tangkahan in the following morning at about 07.00 pm.
Located on the edge of the Belmera (Belawan Medan Tanjung Morawa) highway, along the waters of the Deli River, there these fisherman lived in their small houses that looks more like a bleak box with shingled roof that made from nipa palm. In that house, these fishermen and their families sleep together and coincidedly, like the fate of the salted fish that dried in the sun-row lined up in the yard.

Aceh, Banda Aceh Fish Market

Aceh, Banda Aceh Fish Market

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Today, Banda Aceh, split in two by the Kali Aceh (Aceh River) is also divided into north and south sections, which are both surrounded by small village settlements. Major landmarks of the city include the Masjid Baiturrahman, surrounded by narrow shop-filled alleys, the nearby Pasar Aceh produce market, and the Pasar Ikan or fish market further upstream.

Aceh, Traditional Houses

Aceh, Traditional Houses

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Traditional house in Pulau Weh

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Traditional Acehnese house in Geumpang, Kabupaten Pidie, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Aceh, Painters House

Aceh, Painters House

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Thahir and I stopped for a coffee next to this house. We chatted with the owner Painter he was proud of the symbols on the top. They are variations on traditional Acehnese symbols; the ‘rencong’ Acehenese dagger, the star and crescent an Islamic association and ‘kopiah’ the hat of the hero Teuku Umar (also used in male wedding dress).

He asked me to put the following text with the photo. It is in Acehnese which I do not understand . Thanks to Jeremy Bonnett and a friend from the office it is translated below. H20 is a new political party. Previously in Indonesia political parties were only allowed that were present across the whole country. As part of the peace settlement, between the Government of Indonesia and the GAM, for the first time parties only present locally could be represented.

Riau, Bajau Traditional Houses

Riau, Bajau Traditional Houses

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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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Jambi, Traditional Houses

Jambi, Traditional Houses

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Hiang Lane

Most of house at the Kerinci build with two floor and using wood as major material. You can see man waiting public transportation at Koto Baru Hiang Village’s. This is the “Market Day” = The day traditional market opened.

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Traditional Kerinci House

Lake Kerinci Recreation Area

Aceh, Sigli Village

Aceh, Sigli Village

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An assembly after a day of work in a village close to Sigli – Sumatra. 3 months after the tsunami hit the village