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Ubud, Bali's heartland | Kuta Beach revisited | Villa stay outside Ubud, Bali | Nusa Lembongan, Bali | Volcanoes of Indonesia | Jakarta, the 'Big Durian' | Journeys across Java | Tanah Toraja, southern Sulawesi | Timika, Papua | Nusa Tenggara, the islands east of Bali | Indonesia in 1975-76 | East Timor (Timor Leste)

Timika, Papua

I took up a rare window of opportunity arose to visit Papua, the little-known western half of the island of New Guinea, when a travel agency in Darwin, Australia, began operating charter flights to Timika on the southern coast. From Timika, a spectacular company road climbs - literally - into the clouds to reach Tembagapura ("copper town"), the operating township for the world's richest copper and gold mine. Up here, close to the equator, a glacier can be seen from the mine site when the cloudbanks lift.

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Snow-capped peaks close to the Equator
Snow-capped peaks close to the Equator
Indonesian police maintain close watch for disturbances
Indonesian police maintain close watch for disturbances
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Timika market
Father and son, Timika, Indonesian Papua
Father and son, Timika, Indonesian Papua
Kamoro totems at the Sheraton Timika
Kamoro totems at the Sheraton Timika
Swimming pool at the Sheraton Timika
Swimming pool at the Sheraton Timika
Boy in a dugout canoe
Boy in a dugout canoe
All mod cons...
All mod cons...
Two village boys, West Papua
Two village boys, West Papua
He ain't heavy...
He ain't heavy...
River port at Pomako
River port at Pomako
River port at Pomako
River port at Pomako
River port at Pomako
River port at Pomako
They're playing our song...
They're playing our song...
Kwamki Lama resettlement village for Papuan highlanders
Kwamki Lama resettlement village for Papuan highlanders
Displaced Dani tribespeople at Kwamki Lama, Timika, Indonesian Papua
Displaced Dani tribespeople at Kwamki Lama, Timika, Indonesian Papua
Birds of paradise frequent Klub Golf Rimba Irian
Birds of paradise frequent Klub Golf Rimba Irian
Freeport Indonesia's mine haul highway
Freeport Indonesia's mine haul highway
Mine highway climbs steeply from the coast up to the mine
Mine highway climbs steeply from the coast up to the mine
Mine highway climbs steeply from the coast up to the mine
Mine highway climbs steeply from the coast up to the mine
Tembagapura: which Papua was that again?
Tembagapura: which Papua was that again?
Amungme highlander at Tembagapura
Amungme highlander at Tembagapura
World's longest aerial tramway
World's longest aerial tramway
World's longest aerial tramway
World's longest aerial tramway
Aerial tramway terminus
Aerial tramway terminus
Grasberg: a deep pit has replaced a mountain of ore
Grasberg: a deep pit has replaced a mountain of ore
Grasberg, the world's richest gold mine
Grasberg, the world's richest gold mine
Grasberg mine
Grasberg mine
The Grasberg Mine
The Grasberg Mine
Ore haul truck at the Grasberg mine
Ore haul truck at the Grasberg mine
Aikwa River, laden with mine tailings, nearing Timika
Aikwa River, laden with mine tailings, nearing Timika
Remediation of mine tailings
Remediation of mine tailings