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Boat Destroyed by Massive Waves in North Sumatra

A wayward vessel was flipped and destroyed by monster waves in Nias, North Sumatra today. Renowned surf filmographer Jack Germain filmed the carnage from the safety of...

Boat Capsizes in East Java, One Killed Four Missing

Huge waves caused by poor weather conditions capsized a boat carrying Islamic boarding school students off the coast of East Java province on Saturday, March 10, leaving...

Eight Dead in Capsized Boat in Northern Kalimantan

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that at least eight people have died after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the waters north of...

Krakatau Sojourn

The mention of Krakatau, located in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, arouses a variety of gut feelings to a variety of folks. Ask an expat what they think and...

Aini Abdul - photo by David Metcalf

Aini Abdul – The Sailor’s Daughter

Aini Abdul was born in a small village in Southwest Kalimantan to a Dayak Iban father and a Javanese mother. Nothing particularly unusual about that in this part of the...

The Batu Bolong

The Batu Bolong: Living Aboard the Good Life

The Komodo National Park, an area of 1,817 square kilometres made up of three main islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as several smaller ones, was earlier this...