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Sumbawa

Stone sarcophagus Aik Renung in Sumbawa island

A group of neolithic stone tombs are scattered 30 minutes walk from Batu Tering, a village in the western part of Sumbawa island.

The area has been protected since 1992.
I found a few tourists complaining about the long way to the tombs in a guest book entries.
“Sorry guys, the new asphalt road is not ready yet”.

People are strange, they want to travel and discover new places, but don’t want to get tired.

According to the guest book no more than 30 foreigners visit Aik Renung every year.


Brick burning in Sumbawa

Sumbawa island located in the chain of Lesser Sunda Islands was famous for its horses and sandalwood during East Indies time.  Today this sparsely populated island is far from trade routes and tourist trails.

Brick burning brings modest income.


Brickmaker doesn’t stop working during afternoon shower.


Wrinkles face of a Sumbawa woman.

The cheerful woman met on the way to 2,000 years old stone sarcophagus in lush interior of the island.


Sumbawa girl.

We stopped our motorcycles and straightened our limbs. We were riding from Kuta in Lombok to Sumbawa Basar in Sumbawa. After a two-hour ferry crossing we had still a pretty nice distance to the main town in west part of the island.

The girl with her grandmother and relatives was  interested in conversation. She had never met any tourists.