Dialogue | 13.02.2009 | 05:30
Religious Traditions are Disappearing in Lombok, Indonesia
Only the most ambitious of trekkers come to hike up Indonesia’s second highest volcanic peak - the majestic Mount Rinjani, declared a National Park since 1997. The natural isolation of the volcano’s steep slopes has also preserved an ancient way of life for Lombok’s oldest village of Bayan. The villagers still practice ancient ceremonies such as the rare “Watu Telu” ceremony. This form of ancestor worship is however disappearing.
(Report: Maria Bakkalapulo)