People if Indonesia were very friendly. They never had a problem with having their pictures taken, on the contrary, they very often asked me to have their picture taken with me. Especially the kids liked to pose for pictures

Traffic was fairly chaotic in the cities, but not as bad as in some African countries. Motorcycles are the preferred mode of transportation, especially in the cities. I ended up on the back of a motorcycle a couple of times with my guide bringing me to some event.

Markets are, as always, very colorful. I love to walk through markets and watch how the wares are displayed.

Agriculture is very important, both for daily consumption and for income generation. Unfortunately, oil palm plantations have taken over large areas of original forest. This severely reduces habitat for wildlife.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.


Children Taking Bath
Children taking a bath. (1108k)
Women Doing Laundry Canal
Women doing laundry in the canal. (1089k)
Woman Showing Off Baby
Woman showing off her baby. (1020k)
Woman Child Dani Tribe
Woman and child of the Dani tribe on Papua. (1245k)
School Girls
School girls. (830k)
Kids. (956k)
Kids. (1010k)
Kid. (491k)
Kid. (583k)


Roads Pretty Bad
Some of the roads where pretty bad. (742k)
Java Saw Quite Few
On Java I saw quite a few bicycle rickshaws. (866k)
Bicycle Rickshaws Wamena Papua
Bicycle rickshaws in Wamena on Papua. (810k)
Traffic Medan During Rain
Traffic in Medan during rain storm. The motorcycle rickshaws are popular in Indonesia as taxis. They are different from rickshaws in other countries, where the motorcycle is in front. (818k)
Yet Style Motorcycle Rickshaw
Yet another style of motorcycle rickshaw. (822k)
Around All Larger Cities
Around all the larger cities the traffic was very heavy. (667k)
Yogyakarta Had Separate Lanes
In Yogyakarta they had separate lanes for motorcycles on some of the major roads. (875k)
Horse Cart Tourists Actual
The horse cart was for tourists, not for actual work. (891k)
Lots Motorcycles Weave Car
Lots of motorcycles. They weave through the car traffic to get to the front of at the traffic lights. (707k)
Loaded Motorcycle
Loaded motorcycle. (914k)
Typical City Traffic
Typical city traffic. (796k)
Public Buses Very Colorful
Some of the public buses where very colorful. (978k)
Car Ferry Lake Toba
Car ferry on Lake Toba. (682k)
Almost Done Loading Ferry
Almost done loading the ferry. The cars back onto the ferry so they can get off easier. (780k)
Ferry Lake Toba
Ferry on Lake Toba. (530k)
Fishing Boats
Fishing boats. (1000k)
Fishing Boats Jayapura
Fishing boats in Jayapura. (806k)
Local Boat Parked Bank
Local boat parked on the bank of the Puteh River on Sulawesi. (1272k)
Local Boat Puteh River
Local boat on the Puteh River on Sulawesi. (983k)


Selling Gasoline Bottle Motorcycles
Selling gasoline by the bottle for motorcycles. (892k)
Market Vendors
Market vendors. (953k)
Flower Market
Flower market. (1130k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (1055k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (1003k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (1002k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (926k)
Various Peppers
Various peppers. (879k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (1108k)
Vegetable Market
Vegetable market. (1155k)
Coconuts. (922k)
Coconuts. (838k)
Grinding Coconut Meat
Grinding coconut meat. (965k)
Watermelons Sale
Watermelons for sale. (1015k)
Durian Sale
Durian for sale. (954k)
Fish Market
Fish market. (1043k)
Fish Market
Fish market. (890k)
Fish Market Jayapura
Fish market in Jayapura. (1040k)
Large Swordfish Jayapura Fish
Large swordfish in the Jayapura fish market. (1222k)
Businesses Indonesia Yogyakarta Saw
US businesses are in Indonesia, in Yogyakarta I saw a Circle-K. (782k)
Store Front
Store front. (965k)
Cigarette Advertising Everywhere Almost
Cigarette advertising was everywhere. Almost everybody smokes in Indonesia. (783k)


Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum, german: Zuckerrohr, french: Canne à sucre). (1205k)
Papaya (Carica papaya)
Papaya (Carica papaya, german: Papaya, french: Papayer). (1159k)
Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera)
Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera, german: Kokospalme, french: Cocotier). (901k)
Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu)
Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu, german: Sagopalme, french: Sagoutier). It is an important food staple in the lowlands of Papua. (1354k)
Oil Palm Plantation Far
Oil palm plantation as far as you can see. (866k)
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis)
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis, german: Ölpalme, french: Palmier à huile). (1213k)
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis)
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis, german: Ölpalme, french: Palmier à huile) with fruit stands. (1411k)
Harvested Oil Palm Fruit
Harvested oil palm fruit stand. (1146k)
Individual Oil Palm Fruits
Individual oil palm fruits. (1014k)
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, german: Jackfruchtbaum, french: Jacquier). (730k)
Durian (Durio zibethinus)
Durian (Durio zibethinus, german: Durian, french: Durian). (954k)
Banana. (1083k)
Coffee Tree
Coffee tree. (1341k)
Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
Rubber Tree plantation (Hevea brasiliensis, german: Kautschukbaum, french: Hévéa). (1086k)
Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis)
Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis, german: Kautschukbaum, french: Hévéa). (1379k)
Catching Rubber Flow Rubber
Catching rubber flow from rubber tree. (765k)
Tea Plantation
Tea plantation. (731k)
Rice Fields
Rice fields. (1202k)
Close-up Rice Field
Close-up of rice field. (1.5M)
Rice Terraces Scattered Banana
Rice terraces with scattered banana plants. (1217k)
Rice Fields Netting Fluttering
Rice fields with netting and fluttering tarps to deter birds. (1129k)
Scarecrows. (892k)
Rice Harvest
Rice harvest. (1141k)
Fish Farms Lake Toba
Fish farms on Lake Toba. (795k)
Fish Trap Puteh River
Fish trap on the Puteh River. (1128k)

Domestic animals

Chicken Babies
Chicken with babies. (988k)
Cats Everywhere
Cats were everywhere. (1004k)
Lots Dogs Around
There were lots of dogs around. (1.6M)
Pig Chickens
Pig and chickens. (1336k)
Pig Piglets
Pig with piglets. (1312k)
Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus)
Sumatran Elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus, german: Sumatra-Elefant, french: Éléphant de Sumatra) on their way to the river for their bath. (1312k)
Baby Elephant Way River
Baby elephant on the way to the river for their bath. (1339k)
Elephants River
Elephants at the river. (1085k)
Domesticated Elephant
Domesticated elephant. (1318k)
Domesticated Elephant
Domesticated elephant. (1144k)
Elephant Carrying Food Feeding
Elephant carrying their food to the feeding area. (1230k)

Recreation and Accommodations

Lodge Malino Very Nice
Lodge in Malino. It was a very nice lodge with great cabins and a nice restaurant. (777k)
Lodge Berua Village
Lodge near Berua village. (835k)
Tubing Rivers Popular
Tubing on the many rivers was popular. (873k)
Recreation Lake Toba
Recreation on Lake Toba. (1211k)

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