Sumatra Warnings and Dangers

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    Responsible Trekking

    by adriansyah Updated Feb 5, 2014

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    Fun trekking in Tebat Monok, Kepahiang - Bengkulu
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    If you are going to spend the night at the summit of mountain, take a stove so you don’t need to deplete the limited supply of firewood. Depending on open fires for cooking can cause rapid deforestation. If you must light a fire, use an existing fireplace. Use only minimal, dead, fallen wood. Make sure that you totally extinguish a fire after use. Don't forget to carry all trash out with you and make sure others in your party do the same. Let's support "Responsible Tourism"!!!!

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    Intense volcanic and seismic activity

    by adriansyah Updated Apr 16, 2012

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    Earthquake hit Lais - Northern Bengkulu
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    Most of Sumatra is part of a geologically unstable and volcanically active island arc. Sumatra is often associated with intense volcanic and seismic activity. On December 26th 2004, a large tsunami generated by a massive earthquake (magnitude 9.4 the world’s second-largest recorded earthquake) off the west coast of Sumatra caused widespread death and destruction in coastal areas bordering the Indian Ocean. It was among the deadliest natural disasters in human history with over 170,000 people killed in Sumatra.

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    Western food

    by adriansyah Written Feb 26, 2012

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    Stay away from Western food, particularly salads, in areas with few foreigners. Most Indonesian food is bought, cooked and served on the day, while Western ingredients may sit around for a week or more.

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    Beware of Jellyfish

    by adriansyah Updated Apr 18, 2012

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    When you do water sports, avoid contact with these sea creatures because of their stinging tentacles. Dousing in vinegar will deactivate any stingers which have not “fired”. Calamin lotion, antihistamines and analgesics may reduce the reaction and relieve the pain.

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    Chloroquine-resistant malaria

    by adriansyah Updated Jan 2, 2014

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    Long wave - Samudera Ujung

    Chloroquine-resistant malaria still exists on Siberut island – West Sumatra province, so take appropriate precautions when you are having a surfing safari or jungle treks in Siberut island.

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    Chloroquine-resistant malaria

    by adriansyah Written Mar 19, 2012

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    Fun surf

    Chloroquine-resistant malaria has been reported on Nias – Northern Sumatra, so be sure to take appropriate precautions.

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