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Tour in The Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra

Community and Culture  

Althought Siberut is only a small island, the internal variations in languange,culture,life styles,and resources is rather substantial. There is no clear indication of when the first man arrived on Siberut., but anthropologist suggest that the bataks of North Sumatra first settled on the island several thousand years ago. In many ways, the people of Siberut are among the most archaic people in Indonesia.

Siberut Island And Mentawai People.
The Mentawaians believe that all living objects, men , plants and animals are supposed to have spirits. The only specialist in the community is the medicine man, KEREI , responsible for communication with the spirit and the souls. In case of misfortune or illness, he is called in to restore harmony within the group or in relation with the spirits in the environment. An elaborate Taboo system based on religious beliefs with respect to the environment is a dominant characteristic of traditional life on siberut.
The Mentawaian are traditionally organized as patrineal groups and the social life centered around the UMA, a communal long house which held a clan of people related through a common ancestor. The UMA vary in size. between 10 to 20 members divide in nuclear family units, referred to as LALEP. Because of internal friction, the clan might split up and form a new group might or a single family.


A art of Mentawai hunting and Surfing.

In addition to jungle trekking, beach in Mentawai is one of the world's major destinations for surfing. many people were surfing here just to have fun even professional ones. many choice of beaches and spots that can be selected according to need. from beginner to a pro though. the height of the waves crashing and a fantastic range of about 3-4 meters. make the surfer and thumbs hooked to the beach this one. there is even a mention that the Mentawai Marine is the second Hawaiian beach.
All accommodation and utilities are available in such a way as to your needs. can be tailored to your needs.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 @22:42

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