The Island Life
Indonesia’s cultural diversity is staggering with over 700 independent languages spoken throughout the country. Visiting local villages and experiencing their lifestyles is an excellent way of learning about these cultures. From the children’s smiling faces as they welcome you to the fishermen with their traditional fishing techniques, you’ll return feeling fulfilled by the experience. Visit island villages such as Arborek village or Kampung Biru where villagers decided to nourish and maintain the area’s rich biodiversity to attract tourism as a source of revenue instead of fishing as a primary source of income. This has led to incredible success both on the diversity level of marine species around the island and for the livelihood of its inhabitants. You’ll learn so much about the island life and the villagers’ culture. A truly fascinating experience.