A Day at the Races

Batu Sankar, West Sumatra August 19, 2017 Throughout the month of August, every Saturday, there are races held in the muddy fields near the town of Batu Sankar. But the locations vary, and are decided on the eve of the race. The only way to find out is to ask locally and that is just … More A Day at the Races

Where Women Lead

Pagaruyung village, West Sumatra August 8, 2017 On a hill called Gombok, in West Sumatra, were found some statues and several large stones with inscriptions carved on them. Dating from 1347, they can hardly be called ancient, yet these are the first written records in this area. Written in Pali script, they speak of Adityawarma, … More Where Women Lead