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Sumatra 2020

Trip to Indonesia

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Sumatra's northernmost province, Aceh is blessed with rainforests that feature incredible biodiversity.

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Gunung Leuser

Stretching into the northern province of Aceh on Sumatra, Gunung Leuser National Park is home to Sumatran orangutans.

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Lake Toba

Lake Toba is an extraordinary natural wonder of the world. This enormous crater lake consists of an island almost the size of Singapore in its center. It is actually more like an ocean. This is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest lakes in the world.

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Mentawai Tattoo

Tattoos are an integral part of the Mentawai culture and hold deep cultural and spiritual significance.

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Siberut Island

Meet the indigenous Mentawai here who still live in comparative isolation, maintaining their age-old ways. Its virgin rainforest, is inhabited by a number of animal species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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Padang is an urban-Indonesian sprawl sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Minangkabau hills. A handy transport hub with air, boat and road connections.

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Harau Valley

The Harau Valley is sometimes known as the Yosemite of Indonesia. Here, gibbons and macaques and a variety of wildlife still roam freely.

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Kerinci Valley

Kerinci is a stunning mountain valley tucked away high in the Bukit Barisan on Jambi’s western border in Indonesia.

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