Tag Archives: Indonesia

Rebuilding the Tambaks (fishponds) in Aceh

The 2004 tsunami that devastated most of the coastlines of Asia also destroyed the livelihood of millions.  Here is a look at one small village in the Province of Aceh, Indonesia where the traditional fishponds, or tambaks as they are … Continue reading

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Pitch, Tone & Posturing in Yogya

Yes the music scene is hopping around Yogyakarta – the Kraton, the University area and on Malioboro street – but what I am intrigued with is the bird-singing contest I have just been told about down at the bird market. … Continue reading

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We’re definitely not in Singapore – Hello Medan, Sumatra

  Singapore is always the soft landing in Asia.  It’s cleaner than clean and everyone speaks English so there is no need to twist your brain after travelling half way around the globe.  Not so Medan, Sumatra……. Medan is the … Continue reading

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