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To get the ball rolling…
Below is a photo of me in front of the last residence of Bali bomb-maker Dr Azahari in Batu (near Malang), East Java. He was one of Indonesia’s most wanted men at the time, along with Noordin Top.
Dr A died in a shootout with the anti-terrorist police squad Detachment 88 in November 2005, soon after the second Bali bombing; this was a few years later, but the house still remained as it was. Surprisingly, it was quite difficult to find out where it was, even when I sensitively asked the hotel receptionist, the concierge, the taxi driver, etc.
Please Chris ; I have fallen in love with orangatuns I have travelled to Bali, Borneo, Medan, north Sumartra, Lake Toba, Bangkok, Chang mia, The list goes on I was caught in the war of the red shirts in bangkok where i nearly got shot.
My mother is not alive so I don’t tell my mother.
I live in Australia so its quite expensive. I think there is a way to help the orangutans. could you help, so far I have tried over here and now they have a breeding program in Melbourne but it might be A bit to little to late. I think the orangs might be going to quickly. No-one really waants to take stock at the moment. It is also very dangerous. I have a few ideas. They need to be thought of and looked at but to see your show was fantastic. I would like to be able to contact you if possible, regarding the orangs and their ever changing enviroment. Would you possibly e-mail me. I hope you contact me soon.
Hey I wont tell your mother, or mine.
Another aspect of difficult and under-reported life in Indonesia: working as a garbage collector in Jakarta.
I found this program (produced by the BBC) both hilarious and heart-wrenching.