Pulau Nias Warnings and Dangers

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  • Nias / Sibolga: FAKE PELNI TICKETS!!!

    by Giorgio_Pocoloco Written Aug 14, 2003

    Don't believe anything anybody tells you about Pelni tickets in the Nias / Sibolga area in North Sumatra. It is possible to buy them on Nias, and so are malaria pills (also a famous scam). I've been there, I've been had, and I've been stupid. Luckily there are also honest and helpfull people over there. So, don't be afraid to miss the boat, you can take care about everything yourself. Buy the ticket before you come to Nias, or buy one in Gunung Sitoli at the Pelni office. One last tip: be there on time, the boat DOES NOT WAIT for you, or for anybody else. Good luck and happy traveling!

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  • Nias / Sibolga: FAKE PELNI TICKETS!!!

    by Giorgio_Pocoloco Written Aug 14, 2003

    Don't believe anything anybody tells you about Pelni tickets in the Nias / Sibolga area in North Sumatra. It is possible to buy them on Nias, and so are malaria pills (also a famous scam). I've been there, I've been had, and I've been stupid. Luckily there are also honest and helpfull people over there. So, don't be afraid to miss the boat, you can take care about everything yourself. Buy the ticket before you come to Nias, or buy one in Gunung Sitoli at the Pelni office. One last tip: be there on time, the boat DOES NOT WAIT for you, or for anybody else. Good luck and happy traveling!

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    Deforestation...

    by EricLe_Rouge Written Jul 23, 2003

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    Copyright 2001 The New York Times
    August 1, 2001

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — After days of torrential rains, floods and landslides poured down mountainsides early this morning on Nias, an Indonesian island 60 miles off the coast of Sumatra, sweeping away entire villages and causing at least 60 deaths, local officials said.

    Hundreds more people were reported missing in the deluge that engulfed the tiny island, where surfers from around the world gather for the long breakers but where mountain settlements are cut off from the outside.

    Although most of Indonesia is in the midst of its annual dry season, the floods came after days of heavy rains that had drenched the area. In addition, two earthquakes, measuring between 5.3 and 5.4 magnitude were recorded near Nias island on Tuesday, though it was not clear whether they had contributed to the disaster.

    In a study this year, Indonesia's largest environmental group, Walhi, found that a surge of flash floods early in the year coincided exactly with areas that have suffered the highest levels of deforestation. (...)

    'The island of Nias offers a juxtaposition of the modern and traditional worlds, with surfers gathering at beach resorts not far from villages that have only begun to emerge from the past.

    Some older villagers can still remember the days of headhunting and slavery on an island so isolated that it called itself Land of Mankind. But its attraction to surfers has brought a taste of modernity, including a Web site (www.niasisland.com).

    At the same time, an Australian surfing magazine describes Nias as having "one of the best righthanders in Indonesia," referring to how the waves break over the reef, as well as "an excellent left reef break that works well over four foot."

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    Heavy Rains

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 21, 2003

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    Just some information about the rainy season, it is raining mostly from October until April. This photo is from late April, it was not so bad any more, only a few heavy rains. The actual rainy season is from December to February, and the dry season is from May to September.

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