Duniart – Photography and Blog by Toine IJsseldijk

Sunda Kelapa

Jakarta Sunda Kelapa is the old port of Jakarta, located on the estuary of the Ciliwung River. “Sunda Kalapa” (Sundanese: “Coconut of Sunda”) is the

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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the island of Bali. It is home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”). The temple sits on

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Amed

Amed – East Bali Amed is a village on the northeast coast of Bali. Many beaches in the area have black volcanic sand as they

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Tiwah – A Dayak’s journey to Heaven

In May 2016 I was very fortunate to be able to attend a traditional Dayak Tiwah ceremony, in the small village of Tumbang Manggu, far upstream along the Katingan River in Central Kalimantan. We were guests of one of the village’s Dayak elders, a famous player of the Sape, a traditional Dayak snare instrument resembling a guitar.
We were hosted in a traditional Dayak wooden house, right next to the open field where most of the rituals would take place. It was an awesome and humbling experience!

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