Life in North Nias

Pictures of people and everyday life in North Nias
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Smiling rice farmer on Nias Island. Afulu, North Nias Regency, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Smiling rice farmer on Nias Island. Afulu, North Nias Regency, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Many farmers on Nias are rubber tappers. This man carries 30 kilos of raw rubber from his village to the buyer once a week. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Many farmers on Nias are rubber tappers. This man carries 30 kilos of raw rubber from his village to the buyer once a week. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Petrol Station. In the three larger towns on Nias there are actual petrol stations, but in most villages you fill your vehicles from small stands like this one. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Petrol Station. In the three larger towns on Nias there are actual petrol stations, but in most villages you fill your vehicles from small stands like this one. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Girls in scout uniform (every friday) posing for a photo. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Girls in scout uniform (every friday) posing for a photo. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Tree climbing, a very important skill on Nias Island where coconut harvesting is one of the most important economic activities. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Tree climbing, a very important skill on Nias Island where coconut harvesting is one of the most important economic activities. Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Grilled fish, or "Ikan bakar" is wildly popular on weekends in places like Tureloto or Asi Walo in North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia.  Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Grilled fish, or "Ikan bakar" is wildly popular on weekends in places like Tureloto or Asi Walo in North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Cheeky school boy on Nias Island, Indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Cheeky school boy on Nias Island, Indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Tögi Gana'a waterfall, perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Afulu, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Tögi Gana'a waterfall, perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Afulu, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Nias Umbrella. Two rubber tappers using banana leaves to protect themselves from the rain. Sawo, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Umbrella. Two rubber tappers using banana leaves to protect themselves from the rain. Sawo, North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Fishermen hauling in a net at Tanayae Beach on the east-coast of North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Fishermen hauling in a net at Tanayae Beach on the east-coast of North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

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