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Balinese are everywhere, more so in the neighboring island directly to its west, Lombok. Only 25 minutes away by plane, Lombok is predominantly made up of Muslim of the Sasak ethnic group but its capital which is just across Bali is nearly 50% Hindu.

This photo is in Pelabuhan Poh (Port of Poh), about 2.5 hours away from the capital by car. A truly desolate place but with prisine beaches ready for tourist development, after all, Lombok is reputed to Bali 60 years ago.

The woman pictured above is curing the freshly harvested tongkol fish with salt, before boiling. The resulting delicacy is called pindang and is popular in Indonesia.

Pelabuhan Poh, Sekotong, Lombok Barat, Indonesia

remembering the lonely but gorgeous spot that is Sekotong, Lombok in
Date: 2005-10-11 13:03:08

sekotong pindang tongkol salted boiled fish pelabuhan poh lombok indonesia tradition preservation livelihood

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Great capture of a beautiful scene. I bet her back aches terribly by the end of each day.
Sunshine Aurora 2005-10-11 13:34:03
that's a lot of fishes! Farl, what kind of fishes are those?
wantet 2005-10-11 13:51:20
Great composition. Love how deep this goes.
englishaugust 2005-10-11 13:52:45
I´m already contented with just one fresh fish :(
savory day 2005-10-11 13:56:51
Wonderful capture of a everyday scene. Great composition, light and dof!
soniaesse 2005-10-11 18:40:06
Nice shot. The baskets are interesting; are they indigenous to the area?
Atelier Teee 2005-10-11 18:49:55
thanks for the comments. the place is quite away from Mataram city but I am glad that there's still substantial economic activity there.

Terence, on your question about the basket, they buy them from Mataram I think. They are quite common in Bali and Lombok. I am not sure if there are differences in design between the kinds seen in the other provinces too.
Farl 2005-10-11 20:17:57
sounds interesting...mura ug guinamos? :o)
lovely picture, and thanks for sharing, Farl.
maiylah (haven't been around much) 2005-10-12 08:47:01
The great traveller!! Nice shot of these fishes in baskets! My friend i wish i could see these lovely series of places, foods from you in a travel photography magazine!! Thanks for the info!! Makes me feel i've been to Bali! See you around! Keep on posting too! :o)
Pinklaine 2005-10-12 13:19:14
maiylah, it's more like smoke fish afterwards.

Pinky, as for me, I will just eat the food, hehehe! salamat.
Farl 2005-10-12 15:15:55
Thanx to you Farl i'm knowing bits of a part of the world very far from where i stay. Most of the times i wish i could get into your photo stream. Keep it up!
Andrea.Sardu 2005-10-13 12:45:46
Andrea, grazie! It's difficult to keep up sometimes especially when I'm on the road but I appreciate your kind words.
Farl 2005-10-15 00:15:12
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