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A Tonik For The Troops

July 1992 I wrote what follows on the last day of a visit to Siberut Island of the group of Mentawai Islands, off the coast of West Sumatra, with Son No.1. He and the rest of the group were off … Continue reading

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Mentawai

12.2.05 When asked about my favourite part of Indonesia, I invariably reply West Sumatra. The Minangkabau culture, predominant in the central west part of Sumatra, is noted for its matrilineal family structure, which is one reason for the spread of … Continue reading

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