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The world around Bolilanga Island – Togian Islands

The Bolilanga Island – I would to recommend this island off the coast of Central Sulawesi for a vacation without hesitation.  However if you prefer to be in touch with somebody in the outside world – take with you a satellite phone.

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Tau Tau effigies in Sulawesi

Toraja tau tau

Toraja tau tau

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The spirits of  dead Toraja nobles charmed in wooden statues guarding their graves hewn in a rock wall.


Latticed butterflyfish at Bunaken Island reef.

The reef around Bunaken Island in Northern Sulawesi has a lot colorful dwellers. Yellow butterflyfishes ( Chaetodon rafflesii ) grow to 15 cm long.

Latticed butterflyfish

Latticed butterflyfish

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Underwater gardens around Bunaken Island.


Waiting for a buffalo sacrifice ceremony. Sulawesi Island

Tana Toraja funeral ceremony 4 Toraja 12 4 Toraja 13 4 Toraja 14

A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.

An early March afternoon. The culmination of  funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes.  All guests gathered around a village’s  square wait for appearance of  first buffalo.