Old jungle rubber

This is what people called about jungle rubber --a type of forest-like land use consisting high value product of rubber. Farmers in Jambi, a province in Sumatra island of Indonesia, maintain the land since it performing a support for their livelihood.

Green vegetable

Katuk is one of green vegetable consumed by some people in Java and Kalimantan (bornero). Vegetable farmers in Java maintain this plant with intensive manner as its commercial value in urban market, meanwhile in some remote village in Kalimantan, they used it subsistancelly.

Dawn at Sipirok

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Baitul Hikmah mosque of Berau

The mosque is called Baitul Hikmah, meaning of House of good learning. A house where Muslim found best learning and ideas, self-consequences and enlighten its mind to support better earth for all people.

A side of green mosque

Long corridor in a side of the Green Mosque, Berau

Berau, a well-known city in East Kalimantan.
It population mostly Muslim came from outer Borneo. As a migrant, they easy to hand in hand in running business. Instead of trader, there are lot of skilled migrant working in mining companies.

Welcome (again) Ramadan!

Muslim in all of the world will celebrate the coming of Ramadan, a month of fasting, a month Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise until sunset. Muslim in Indonesia welcome Ramadan differences in some places, but most of them will clean up their closest mosque. In that month, mosque will become more crowd by religious activities.

Green mosque of Berau

I prefer to use term of Green Mosque of Berau rather than other. The mosque become well-known building in the center of a rich-coal city of East Kalimantan. This well known building characterized by several strong towers, contras with surrounding areas.

Environmental services

Clean water, fresh air and beauty are what environmental can provide for us. Most that services are less recognized in current development mainstream.

Road to village

Blue sky, a line of narrow road and a tree stands as if a bridge for earth down to earth. The photo was taken a time of 2009 when long dry season begin. At the time photo taking, most villagers were working at their field leaving women and children.

Rubber garden at Sipirok

In Sipirok, farmers maintain aren trees (Arengan pinnata) in their rubber garden. They tap it everyday to make palm sugar and generating additional income.

The making of rattan-bag

Making rattan generating a small portion of their household income. As their dependency to nature are relatively higher, I think their needs for cash money is lower than us who enjoying easy electricity and high speed internet.

Embracing wide scene of blue sky

Sometimes I turn my eyes to sky to get a sense of relaxing. Any form of white cloud embraces the sky which bring down wide space sense as if reducing stress' everyone. I found rare this scene in urban areas with high air pollution. The scene seems exist with the undisturbed nature, river and forest.

Road to Berau

A road of timber concession company looks well maintained. The road is located in Berau, a district of East Kalimantan. I noted a posting about roads connected to Berau which suffered lack maintenance. However, the district has abundant coal reserve and fabulous marine tourism spot of Derawan island.

Rambutan seedling

A seedling of rambutan, a kind of fruit tree from Southeast Asia. Rambutan used as common tree in land rehabilitation as its has multiple products such timber and fruits.