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Bungin village
Bungin, an island that lies about 70 kilometres west of Sumbawa is the most densely populated island in the world and the only island that keeps growing bigger and bigger in Indonesia :) Bungin may be too small, so Wikipedia picked Java as the first winner of most densely populated island competition. But I’m sure Bungin is muuuch tighter to live in. I’m glad I had a chance to stay a day and a night.

It was by a coincidence. One of blesses during my East Java-Sumbawa trip was that I met Opan, my very accommodating “guide”, a friend of friend of my friend. Never met him yet before, unexpectedly I got not just a 10 days stay in his parent warm �" welcoming house but also this chance to experience a short life in Bungin. it included a challenging experience of Nyulu, stabbing crap or fish or any sea creatures with long spear; actually I caught nothing but watched and screamed! *you know how I love animals* :p

You may check Andari (director) and Opan’s (cameraman) work about Bungin; the Crescent Moon Over the Sea, http://cmosdoc.
young Bungin mom
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a movie that won JIFFEST Script Development Competition 2006.

Other articles about bungin:
http://www.indonesialogue.com/planning-a-trip/an-ever-growing-island-bungin-island-west-nusa-tenggara.html --> tells interesting facts that I witnessed them my self, such as the paper eating goat (if I can add, the goat that behave like a dog, so mingle to human) and the way this island is getting bigger by coral rocks formation built by residents.
inikeke says:
makasih, Mbak... ni masih satu jalur saa trip Sumbawa, cuma baru sempet upload. fotonya sengaja dilunturin dulu, dijemur baru diupload. jadi agak "bluwek" gambarnya :P hehee


thanks Bernard! :) glad you enjoyed them.. :)
Posted on: Aug 31, 2008
YantiSoeparno says:
Wah Keke mainnya jauh-jauh nih...
Other breath taking pictures... WOW!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2008
bernard69 says:
Congrats for your interesting pics
Posted on: Aug 31, 2008
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Bungin village
Bungin village
young Bungin mom
young Bungin mom
sleeping baby
sleeping baby
hangin old photo
hangin old photo
smiling girl
smiling girl
nice grin
nice grin
pepping girl
pepping girl
my hosts young son
my host's young son
my host in Bungin
my host in Bungin
the goat
the goat
built on coral foundation
built on coral foundation
cool foundation!
cool foundation!
Boat @ Turun Air beach
Boat @ Turun Air beach
bungin houses
bungin houses
turun air (neaptide) beach
turun air (neaptide) beach
the fishermen
the fishermen
Uwa, the tribe leader
Uwa, the tribe leader
Uwa and grand children
Uwa and grand children
me with Uwa&fam
me with Uwa&fam
what is this?
what is this?
naked! :p
naked! :p
the Bungin kids
the Bungin kids
the spear for Nyulu
the spear for Nyulu
ready to nyulu
ready to "nyulu"
lets go
let's go
Nyulu; comes from word suluh, a …
Nyulu; comes from word "suluh", a…
our catch!
our catch!
cooking the crap
cooking the crap
dinner with fisherman family
dinner with fisherman family
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Bungin
photo by: inikeke