Daily Life on Nias Island

Everyday people and situations on Nias Island
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Colorful fishing boats in a river in Gunungsitoli, the main town on Nias Island. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Colorful fishing boats in a river in Gunungsitoli, the main town on Nias Island. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photos 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

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

Kids on Nias Island with a home-made kite. Kite flying is a popular hobby for here, as in elsewhere in Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Kids on Nias Island with a home-made kite. Kite flying is a popular hobby for here, as in elsewhere in Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Family on a cykel Becak in Gunungsitoli, the main town on Nias Island. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Family on a cykel Becak in Gunungsitoli, the main town on Nias Island. North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Drying laundry on the thatched roof of a traditional house in south nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Drying laundry on the thatched roof of a traditional house in south nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Friendly locals in front of a traditional house in Hilimondregeraya Village. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Friendly locals in front of a traditional house in Hilimondregeraya Village. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Hello Mister! Kids on Nias Island, Indonesia joking around with tourists. Photo by Bjorn Svensson

Hello Mister! Kids on Nias Island, Indonesia joking around with tourists. Photo by Bjorn Svensson

Team work - Kerja Sama! Kids on Nias Island often help their parent out after school. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Team work - Kerja Sama! Kids on Nias Island often help their parent out after school. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.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


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Durian season in North Nias Regency. Durian is a Asian fruit which the locals go mad for. This is an acquired taste (and smell) and most foreigners stay away from it.  Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Durian season in North Nias Regency. Durian is a Asian fruit which the locals go mad for. This is an acquired taste (and smell) and most foreigners stay away from it. 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

Smiling children with bundles of Kangkung (water spinach). This is a vegetable that is growing wild along creeks and rivers.

Smiling children with bundles of Kangkung (water spinach). This is a vegetable that is growing wild along creeks and rivers.

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

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

Nias Umbrella; a girl is covering her younger sister with a banana-leaf. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias Umbrella; a girl is covering her younger sister with a banana-leaf. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Nias girl with Ukuele, Orahili village, South Nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Nias girl with Ukuele, Orahili village, South Nias. Nias Island, Indonesia. Photos by Bjorn Svensson. www.visitniasisland.com

Every year on the 17th of August (Indonesia's National Day) a flag raising ceremony is held called Paskibraka. The selection to join Pasibraka is very tough and takes over a month. This couple were selected to represent North Nias nationally  in 2013. North Nias Regency, Nias Island, Indonesia. Photo by Bjorn Svensson. www.northniastourism.com

Every year on the 17th of August (Indonesia's National Day) a flag raising ceremony is held called Paskibraka. The selection to join Pasibraka is very tough and takes over a month. This couple were selected to represent North Nias nationally in 2013. 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

A smiling woman in a rice field, Afulu sub-district, North Nias Regency.

A smiling woman in a rice field, Afulu sub-district, North Nias Regency.

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