SE Asia: Tenth trip

Friday, 22 August 2003
Skedsmokorset, Norway

This was my second long period (more than one year) spent in SE Asia, this time from 5 July 2002 to 20 August 2003.

In this period I stayed most of the time at the familiar Cibubur residence in East Jakarta, but also made some short trips to Batam, Bogor, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Solo, Madiun, Malang, Ubud (Bali), Larantuka, Lamalera, Maumere, Pontianak, Medan, Danau Toba, Bukit Lawang, and Berastagi. I also did some quick visa runs to Singapore, and Kuching in Malaysia.

I had 3 separate visits from Norway during this time: My sister Siri, my mother Ellen, and my colleague Werner.

On 9 July 2002 I ditched my old 1993 film-based camera, and bought a digital camera (Canon PowerShot S40, which was later stolen from my residence in Oslo in 2005).

A selection of pictures in chronological order (click to enlarge):


The Cibubur residence. Panorama view made from several photos stitched together.


MetroMini Executive Class, Jakarta.

Dry season

Dry season, Cibubur, Jakarta.

Fashion show

Fashion show, Singapore.

Becak ride

Becak ride, Medan, Sumatra.

Bicycle trip

Bicycle trip, Samosir, Sumatra.


Market, Berastagi, Sumatra.

Tire tube rafting

Tire tube rafting, Bukit Lawang, Sumatra.

Chicken slaughtering

Chicken slaughtering, Solo.


Parangtritis beach.

Mercury Guest House

Mercury Guest House, Yogyakarta.

Burning bus

Burning bus, between Yogyakarta and Malang.


Prison for women, Malang.

Roast pig

Roast pig, Ubud, Bali.

Idul Adha

Idul Adha, Cibubur, Jakarta.

Orchid garden

Orchid garden, Kebon Raya Bogor.

Buddhist temple

Buddhist temple, Glodok, Jakarta.

Tea field

Tea field, Puncak Pass.


Bandung downtown.

Ellen 60 years

Allen?? Ellen 60 years. Cibubur, Jakarta.

Rune 30 years

I’m turning 30. Cibubur, Jakarta.


Caecil and friend. Surabaya Zoo.

Ogoh Ogoh

Ogoh Ogoh parade, Ubud, Bali.


Boat, Bali to Larantuka, Flores.


Funeral, Lamalera, Lembata.


Beach, Maumere, Flores.

Maumere to Denpasar

Looking down, Maumere to Denpasar.

Balinese priest

Balinese priest.


Chainsaw in Pontianak.


Boatman in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.


Entikong, the only land border between Indonesia and Malaysia.


Political viewpoint in Solo.

Male circumcision

Male circumcision. Cibubur, Jakarta.


Lee’s Travellers Club, Singapore.

Changi Airport

Changi Airport, Singapore. Destination: Oslo, Norway.

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