Mentawai Islands

The Mentawais are a chain of about seventy islands and islets approximately 150 kilometres off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia with the islands lying off the Sumatran coast across the Mentawai Strait. Among these islands are four main ones; Sipora Islands, Siberut Island, North Pagai Island (Pagai Utara) and South Pagai Island (Pagai […]

Sunda Strait

The Sunda Strait lies between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean with one of the world’s most famous active volcanoes, Krakatoa. The archipelago of Krakatoa is a small group of volcanic islands that form part of the Ujung Kulon National Park. A UNESCO world heritage […]


Stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Strait of Melaka, North Sumatra borders Aceh province on the northwest with Riau and West Sumatra provinces to the southeast. Covering an area of 72,981 square kilometres the land is a variety of low plains and rising mountain ranges which run the length of Sumatra. Easy access by […]