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.
Candi Prambanan (Prambanan Temple), 17 km (11 miles) north-east of Yogyakarta in southern central Java in Indonesia.
“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.
“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.
Pic of the Week – 27 February 2006 by Kay McMahon © 1995 All images are digitally watermarked – please don’t infringe copyright! Kay adds: “Dave…
“Sumbawa is known to some tourists for its great waves and sandy white beaches. The island is not really visited much by non-surfing tourists, which is unfortunate as the parts of the island that I have seen so far in my six-month stay here are quite beautiful.” Teacher Bruce Pohlmann describes life on the easy-going island of Sumbawa.