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Wild Indonesia ~ West Papua Tribe with Extreme Tree Houses

By Dian Hasan | September 23, 2009

Tree Tribe of West Papua-INS-1

As a travel destination, Indonesia clearly has earned the bragging rights to the world’s most diverse. The variety is, quite simply, staggering! And can be found nowhere else on the planet. The closest would probably be Brazil, with its Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest. While Indonesia plays second fiddle, replete with all its contents. Flora, Fauna… and indigenous tribes that still dwell in the hinterlands. Some of whom are still carrying on a sustainable life based on whatever the earth bestows on them. In the past, we’d simply lump everything into one category “primitive”, but with the world’s rising fascination with eco-consciousness and sustainability, we are quickly realizing that we have plenty to learn from these groups of people that have survived with their way of life for… eternity! Or so it seems. Here’s a look at the Kombai people of Indonesia’s West Papua with their unique tree houses dwellings.

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World’s Best Kept Travel Secrets: Diving Spots, Indonesia

By Dian Hasan | June 3, 2009

2751392486_bde57bd5f8_Wakatobi_flickr_epdiver_2Any avid diver would tell you that there is one country on serious divers’ radar: Indonesia. And it’s only fitting, that the world’s largest archipelago would also have the most diving spots. Only a few are known outside the diving community, and even fewer that only a select number of divers have discovered.  It’s like exploring a new terrain for the first time. Here’s a look at a list of the best.

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World’s Richest Marine Life in Raja Ampat, West Papua

Underwater photographer, Sterling Zumbrunn of Conservation International, takes you to one of his favor marine destinations, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Explore the rich marine biodiversity with someone who knows this underwater world inside and out.

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