Water Taxi

On my first visit to Indonesia I visited some of the most crazy-remote places in the world.  We trekked to areas where possibly one other outsider--either foreigner or even Indonesian from outside Papua--had ever been before.  I’ve long known what the word remote means.

From the main island of the Kangean Archipelago, we crossed over to the nearby isle of Mamburit—one of those last remaining places where they continue to build traditional wooden sailing craft the old way. 

Most years Brunei Darussalam is the richest per capita nation on earth.  A place about the size of Connecticut, but that sits on huge oil reserves means lots of money for nearly everyone.  

Brunei Kianggeh Market & Boats