Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This wonderful animal was larking about near the Orang-Utan Rehabilitation centre in Sumatera. Conservation of jungle habitat is paramount (and conservation is something we can't achieve in Australia either)
The colourful fruit went to us tourists.

As for tourism, among many ventures, some ex-Newcastle folk have a surfing safari out of Padang (Sumatra), despite all the recent natural disasters, have a fast, well appointed, boat to the islands where the waves are awesome and called Tengirri Surf Charters
Another I have read about is a jungle hideaway, the Hotel Rimbo, into eco-tourism and to the north-west of Bukittinggi, Sumatara, and sounding like a fine destination for the adventurer.


Anonymous said...

Very nice photographs. I like them and the story about them.

I just began a new site about Japan in the early 1950s when we were there. You can get to it from my Brookville daily photo blog. Times have changed a lot there too over the 50-plus years since we were there.

Steve Buser said...

Interesting surroundings for Mr. Orangatan. Completely natural.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo