We chartered a boat today, and went about a third of the way around Samosir island to visit Batak villages. The Bataks constitute the fourth largest ethnic group in Indonesia, and dominate this area. We're finding indonesia very different from Malaysia. Although containing similar groups, they appear to be more geographically separate.
Traveling around the island to a few more villages, we watched a village council in their weekly meeting in front of the longhouses, heard the history of another village's kingships from a descendant, and saw the ceremonial execution location and instruments for use in it for serious community crimes and prisoner of war.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Tuesday, Mar 13th, Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.