A young Iban man in warrior headhunter regalia, including hornbill feather headdress, at Sarawak Cultural Village.
93 year-old Unding Anak Libau is perhaps the last of the headhunters. (As a soldier he killed 4 Philippino pirates in Sabah in the 1950s). He wears the traditional tattoos that mark a man as a warrior on his forearms rather than on his hands.
Heads hanging over the covered platform at Serubah longhouse, Sarawak.
An Iban man displays a collection of traditional tattoos along with more modern motifs. Most forms of Iban art are continually changing.
A young Iban man submits his body to hand-tapped tattoos, which he says will stand as a proud reminder of his peoples' beliefs and traditions.
Ngemah Ulu longhouse
Julius, the headman's son at Ngemah Ulu longhouse, shows off the bungai terung tattoos that mark an Iban man after he has undergone initiation by travelling.
The bungai terung tattoo traditionally marks an Iban man after he has undergone initiation by travelling.
Jungle guide Bayang inspects a fighting cock at Nanga Sumpa longhouse.
The children of Tumbur live a happy, healthy beach-life.
The typically open and welcoming smiles of locals in Sota village - Indonesia's eastern kilometre zero.
A cathedral-like termite mound in Wasur National Park
Sea Gypsy children revelling in the ocean that is their playground.
Sea Gypsy village
For the cheerful, fun-loving people of a 'Sea Gypsy' village in Komodo archipelago life goes on very much as it has done for centuries.
Lamima combines the great traditions of fine Sulawesi tall-ships with the exquisite luxury of the best 5-star service.
It takes most of Lamima's 19-strong crew to hoist the ship's 1277 square metres of sail.
A lone sailing ship skips across the fearsomely churning currents of the Komodo archipelago.
An astounding level of attention was devoted to every detail of Lamima's rigging.
The existence of komodo dragons on little Padar Island has been doubted but the otherwise deserted beaches show clear signs of a large population of dragons.
Lamima was launched in 2014 and is the biggest phinisi ever built in Indonesia.
With its ever-changing light the Komodo Islands must surely be one of the world’s most beautiful and dramatically mysterious landscapes.
The Komodo Islands must be one of the world’s most dramatically mysterious landscapes and the most exciting and timeless way to explore this chain of wild islands is onboard a classic Indonesian phinisi.
A voyage on one of Indonesia’s growing fleet of luxury phinisis is like a stay at an exclusive 5-star boutique resort…but a resort where the view is never the same from one hour to the next.
Pak Asrial Rajo Batuah stands proudly in front of the beautiful Rumah Gadang (in Minangkabau 'big house') that he built in his West Sumatra hometown. Minangkabau architecture - typical of West Sumatra - is instantly recognisable for the sweeping buffalo horn roof and for its beautifully intricate exterior paintwork.
The highland forests of Sumatra’s Kerinci Seblat National Park boasts more tigers than all of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam together. This mountainous wilderness is one of the most densely-populated tiger reserves in the world.
If you take time to stop and explore the jungle can reveal some unexpectedly enthralling hidden gems.
The isolated forests around Danau Gunung Tujuh are home to gibbons, tapirs, deer, bears and even tigers. Take time to explore the undergrowth in more depth and even the little things can seem fascinating.
Gunung Tujuh camping
A camping trip on Danau Gunung Tujuh is one of Sumatra's most popular wilderness trips.
Rays of light cut through the cathedral like canopy on the forested slope of Gunung Tujuh.