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  • #46
    An excellent Seafood Restaurant, where they keep the fish alive in pens floating next to it:


    The restaurant is a bit primitive:


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    • #47
      On the opposite side of the sound, a place where they pack charcoal in container for export to Europe and the US:


      Somebody have found a bit of a heaven here, far away from the hustle and bustle that is modern day Batam:
      Last edited by ombugge; June 13th, 2011, 12:25.

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      • #48
        Re: This is Indonesia

        I was back in Batam last week and took some pictures of Singapore skyline as seen from there.
        Here is first one from Tg. Unchang:


        Then from the hotel room in Nagoya:

        (Also posted in the Hotel Room view thread)

        Finally from Batu Ampar Anchorage:



        All at max zoom (18x) and hand held.

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        • #49
          Re: This is Indonesia

          The Monsoon Front (TCZ) is passing over us on the way South these days, which give some spectacular cloud formations and sometimes very heavy and persistent rain.

          The following pics could just as well be posted in a Skyscape thread, but that is the domain of our eminent Seagull.

          Since these are all from Batam, I chooses to post them here.



          Reclamation in progress to create more industrial land:

          A small hill has disappeared in the process.

          Ship in the jungle:
          Last edited by ombugge; November 26th, 2011, 03:58. Reason: Replace pics.

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          • #50
            Re: This is Indonesia

            Leaving Tg. Unchang for Batu Ampar Anchorage:




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            • #51
              Re: This is Indonesia

              You can make up your own mind about what this cloud formation looks like:


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              • #52
                Re: This is Indonesia

                Approaching Batu Ampar Anchorage:


                Late afternoon shower coming in:

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                • #53
                  Re: This is Indonesia

                  Heavy rain squall the next afternoon:


                  Heading back to Sekupang as soon as the worst is over:

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                  • #54
                    Re: This is Indonesia

                    But it is not all doom and gloom. Some nice spells in between:


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                    • #55
                      Re: This is Indonesia

                      Some pictures from Batam with less sky.

                      A Kampung on Pulau Babi from afar:

                      Also known as the "Mistress Island", since a lot of Singaporean keep mistresses here.

                      Pulau Sambo with some of the old Shell buildings still standing:


                      The tank installation at Pu. Sambo:

                      Originally built by Shell and the first place in Indonesia I ever visited. (1959)

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                      • #56
                        Re: This is Indonesia

                        A Resort on Batam Island, not far from Sekupang Ferry Terminal:


                        I'm not sure which deity this is representing:

                        Could be Kun Im, the Goddess of Mercy, but not sure.

                        Pictures of a lot of ships and shipyard in Batam will be posted in the "Batam Trip" thread later.

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                        • #57
                          Re: This is Indonesia

                          We have been in the eastern provinces of Indonesia, West Papua and Maluku, in East Kalimantan and at Batam, which is in the Riau province. Time to look at a more well known place; BALI. (Especially since Pakarang brought it up in another thread recently)

                          We spent X-mas and New Year there back in 2006/07 & 2007/08 and traveled around quite a bit.

                          Let me first take you on a road trip on the main thoroughfare from Denpasar to Ubud v.v.:

                          No traffic and wide two-lane road is a luxury.

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                          • #58
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                            Through the Stone Carver's village:






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                            • #59
                              Re: This is Indonesia

                              Along the road there is bound to be a few "shops-on-wheel":


                              And a delivery van hauling produce to market:


                              The natives are known to be VERY friendly, tolerant and smiling:

                              But there some exceptions, even on Bali.

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                              • #60
                                Re: This is Indonesia

                                We finally reach our destination,a shopping mall in Denpasar:
                                Last edited by ombugge; December 9th, 2011, 11:50.

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