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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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Medan / Sumatra / Indonesia

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Places with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Medan is the main entrance gate for travellers to Sumatra. One get’s here a first impression of how Sumatra’s cities, towns and villages look in general: neglected, dirty, overcrowded and there is too much traffic. Usually the touristic arrivals try to leave Medan as quick as possible to head further to Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang or Berastagi. Nevertheless, here I give a short introduction to Medan…

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Masjid Raya, Great Mosque in Medan

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Berastagi / Sumatra / Indonesia

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Berastagi in the Batak Karo Highlands of north Sumatra was once a Dutch hill station for the reason of it’s cool climate in an altitude of around 1,300m. Berastagi town itself is not an attractive place to go, but the surroundings are splendid. In the direct neighbourhood are two volcanoes, Mount (Gunung) Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung. Climbing Sibayak is relatively easy, but one has to be aware of the dangers here: there are long lists of people who got lost here while hiking. Some 12km away from Berastagi lies Gunung Sinabung, a volcano who has an ongoing series of outbreaks since 2010. When travelling from Medan to Lake Toba, it’s defenitely worth to make the detour via Berastagi.

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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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Bukit Lawang / Indonesia

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender, Places with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Bukit Lawang is an absolutely unique village with it’s head in the tropical rainforest of Gunung Leuser National Park and it’s feet in palmoil and rubber plantations. Bukit Lawang is famous for it’s orangutan rehabilitation center, where orangs who were hold in captivity get a chance to readapt to the wilderness. Bukit Lawang is a place for jungle trekking as well, with or without guides. Nearby majestic bat cave, already in the jungle, can easily be visited without a guide. It’s one of the really impressing caves with hundreds or thousands of bats inside.

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Map of Bukit Lawang

Map of Bukit Lawang

Map of Bukit Lawang

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Lake Toba

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by Thim Kwai

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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Interactive Map of Sumatra

Posted in Countries, Latest of Asienreisender, Maps with tags , , , on July 19, 2014 by Thim Kwai

A new, interactive map of Sumatra.

Interactive Map of Sumatra

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