Pictures I took in Indonesia during various trips. Note that the circles indicate where I was.

* Jakarta *
Downtown Jakarta (4th largest city in the world by population).
Like many developing countries, there are few zoning restrictions and high-priced condo complexes like this one sit alongside slums (see next picture).
A shantytown (one of many in Jakarta).

* Anyer Beach *
Looking west along Anyer Beach (on the north end of the island of Java, Indonesia).
Looking east along Anyer beach.
Looking north from Anyer Beach towards Krakatua. Krakatau is best known for the most violent volcanic eruption in modern times (August 26-27, 1883). The eruption was distinctly heard as far away as 3,000 miles. According to official records, 165 villages and towns were destroyed and 132 seriously damaged, at least 36,417 people died, and many thousands were injured by the eruption, mostly from the tsunamis that followed the explosion.
This drawing shows what it used to look like (before the eruption).
Eruptions at the volcano since 1927 have built a new island in the same location, named Anak Krakatau ("Child of Krakatoa"). You can read more at Wikipedia. This map shows the before and after land coverage. My photo (taken from the map lower right) shows Krakatua and Lang Islands (Anak Krakatua is behind Lang Island). You can imagine how violent the eruption must have been!
At Anyer Beach there is this restaurant (left side) build on top of this rock that was blown out of Krakatau when it erupted.
Looking across towards Sumatra, Indonesia (the island where the tsunami struck on 2004).
Fishermen off Anyer Beach.
The Dutch dug these canals many years ago. Now they are filled with filthy water and surrounded by slums.
Another view of the canal.
A shop in one of the many shanty towns.
Another common site in the third world. Bird flu (chickens) roaming free.
Mopeds are everywhere and the riders drive like they are nuts!
A shack in another shanty town.
Farmers working their rice fields. A common site in the third world.
An Ox? Grazing (it is common to see these pulling plows in the rice paddies).

* Bali *
Here are some pictures from the Pura Luhur (Uluwatu) Temple in Bali (#1 on the map).
Monkeys are everywhere and not afraid of people. Here's a picture of a handsome devil.
Monkeys grooming each other.
If there's food they will eat it.
The temple area is situated along the cliffs. Here's the view looking south.
Here is a group photo. Kate, Richad, Emanuel, Nicolos, Choong and me.
The temple area is spread out. Here's the view looking north.
Another temple further north along the coast.
Another monkey contemplating the next pair of glasses he will snatch (they frequently steal people's glasses. In fact, the temple personnel warn you to remove any glasses before entering the area and we saw one woman loose her glasses to a monkey).
Even farther north along the temple area/coast.
Here's another reason you come here. To view the sunset.
Here are some pictures from Kuta Beach, Bali (#2 on the map).
Kuta Beach is the main tourist area on Bali, plenty of clubs, restaurants, etc.
Here are some pictures of Tanah Lot Temple, Bali (#3 on the map).
This temple was built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century and pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea.
During low tides one can walk to the temple. Otherwise, you risk getting a bath.
North of the temple are terraced rice farms along the sea.
Another place to watch the sunset.
Here are some pictures from around our hotel (#4 on the map).
Here is the beach cafe at our hotel.
Along the beach is a walkway that connects the other resorts and small shops.
Outrigger canoes for rent.
There is a man-made island one can wade out to.
This kite took several people to handle (and to keep from flying off).
The purpose for the trip to Surabya and Bali was to present at seminars and discuss an exchange program. Here we are wearing our Batiks (you can wear a suit or a Batik here). From left: Me, Emanuel, Caryn McClelland (US Consul General), Choong (HELP University College VP), Richad, Nicolos (University of Paris-South Professor), (France Consul General), Zainal Abidin (Director of UPN) and Wulan Retno (International Affairs Director at UPN).
Here is a panoramic view of the beach at our hotel.

Terima kasih! (pronounced "Teh-ri-mah kah-sih")

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