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Sumatra

Posted in Countries, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Sumatra is the world’s sixth largest island, situated in Southeast Asia. It’s one of the world regions with the highest biodiversity on earth. Formerly almost completely covered by tropical rainforests and mangrove forests along the long coastlines, the nature get’s rapidly destroyed in our times. The population is growing rapidly and natural habitats come more and more under pressure and extinct.

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Minangkabau Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of the Minangkabau People in West Sumatra. Images and photocomposition by Asienreisender, 1996, 2012, 2014

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Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, People with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen (1834-1918) is almost a mystical personality in the christian Batak countries of north Sumatra. Nommensen came in 1862 to the then ‘Dutch East Indies’ to mission the Batak People in the area around Lake Toba in Sumatra. After several of his predecessors have been victim to the cannibalic practices of the Batak People of the time, Nommensen survived several assassination trials. At the end of his life the christian parish counted 180,000 members. His mission is counted as one of the most successful christian missions in modern history. Nommensen also translated the bible from Greek into Batak language.

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Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen

Ludwig Ingwer Nommensen

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Lake Toba

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Magnificent Lake Toba and it’s landscapes are one of the very natural treasures of Southeast Asia. It’s as phantastic as many fantasy landscapes in computer games with great graphics and similar to legendary landscapes shown in movies like ‘Noah’ (2014) or the American serial ‘Lost’. Also the local people of the Batak tribe are unique and are still living a half-way traditional life. Lake Toba’s surroundings are magnificent and rural, and therefore a great destination for hikers.

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