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Location - South East Asia; Capital - Jakarta; Population - 233 million; Currency - Rupiah MORE INDONESIA

I had to return to Penang in Malaysia in order to catch a boat to Medan, a city in north east Sumatra, in December 1999.


indonote1000 Indonesian Rupiahs










indo1Masjid Raya mosque, Medan



indo2McDonald's 'veiled' for Ramadan, Medan $600 Bonus



indo3Samosir Island on Lake Toba, home of the Batak people, most of whom are Christians















indo4Samosir Island on Lake Toba.
It's a place to stay days, weeks, months...















indo6This area is known as Tuk Tuk village on Samosir Island, Lake Toba



indo7aWorking the fields at Tuk Tuk village, Lake Toba



indo7Taking the livestock for a walk, Tuk Tuk village, Lake Toba















indo8Singing traditional songs in a restaurant, Tuk Tuk village, Lake Toba
















indo5Traditional Batak homes at Simanindo on Samosir Island, Lake Toba



indo9The town of Bukittinggi
















indo10Sianok Canyon, Bukittinggi
















indo11Typical Minangkabau building, Bukittinggi



indo12Krakatoa Monument at Bandarlampung.
Following the Krakatoa eruption in 1883, the resulting tidal wave forced this maritime buoy up the hillside to its present position














indo13Taking the ferry from Sumatra to Java



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LINKS - Indonesia tourist board - Medan is a city in northern Sumatra close to Lake Toba


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