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photo of tropical fruit in Bali

Fresh ’n’ fruity

Tropical fruit on a Balinese market stall.

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Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta on Java, Indonesia

Candi Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Candi Prambanan (Prambanan Temple), 17 km (11 miles) north-east of Yogyakarta in southern central Java in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Independence Day

Indonesian independence was proclaimed on 17 August 1945, after the occupying Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies but before the Netherlands could resume colonial rule.

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Fruit stall at Maluk Market on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia

Sumbawa: Another kind of Paradise – Part Two

"This corner of Sumbawa is home to migrants from a variety of islands drawn here in the search for employment with the mine. My neighbours come from Flores, Sumba, Timor, Lombok, and Java; yet everyone gets along famously. Like small communities around the world, Sekongkang Bawah is a place where everyone's business is public knowledge." Part Two of Bruce Pohlmann's tale of the easy-going lifestyle on Sumbawa.

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Ferry in the Indonesian islands

Sumbawa: Another kind of Paradise

"I had the impression that Sumbawa Besar would be a wonderland of shops, restaurants, hotels and perhaps even a bookstore. The reality is that it's the sleepy little capital city of a large, sleepy island. After an uneventful night at the Hotel Tambora with only one offer of a woman, and a breakfast of toast and bitter coffee, I'm ready to head back to my little village of Sekongkang." Teacher Bruce Pohlmann describes life on the easy-going island of Sumbawa.

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