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A wonderful challenge at Timang islet

  • A photograph of the makers of Timang’s wooden cable car is hung on the wall. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A photograph of the makers of Timang’s wooden cable car is hung on the wall. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A piece of rope is tied to a rock to support the wooden pole. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A piece of rope is tied to a rock to support the wooden pole. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A plastic wheel is used to reduce the friction of plastic ropes and to avoid corrosion caused by sea water. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A plastic wheel is used to reduce the friction of plastic ropes and to avoid corrosion caused by sea water. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A man pulls down the wooden cable car. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A man pulls down the wooden cable car. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A local tourist smiles while riding the cable car to cross the strait during high tide. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A local tourist smiles while riding the cable car to cross the strait during high tide. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • An operator waits for visitors to ride the cable car to reach the islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    An operator waits for visitors to ride the cable car to reach the islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • These two men are in charge of pulling the rope to bring tourists back and forth from the islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    These two men are in charge of pulling the rope to bring tourists back and forth from the islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A reflection of a tourist’s sunglasses before crossing to the Timang islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A reflection of a tourist’s sunglasses before crossing to the Timang islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A cable car operator shows his calloused hands. Every Sunday, 12 cable car operators can each earn up to Rp 400,000 (US$30). JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A cable car operator shows his calloused hands. Every Sunday, 12 cable car operators can each earn up to Rp 400,000 (US$30). JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The view of Timang islet in Gunung Kidul regency, Yogyakarta. Tourists must brace themselves to cross the strait. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The view of Timang islet in Gunung Kidul regency, Yogyakarta. Tourists must brace themselves to cross the strait. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A tourist takes a selfie at Timang islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A tourist takes a selfie at Timang islet. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Some tourists prefer to cross the strait to Timang islet by using a hanging bridge. The bridge is made of 500 wooden planks lined up along 100 meters. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Some tourists prefer to cross the strait to Timang islet by using a hanging bridge. The bridge is made of 500 wooden planks lined up along 100 meters. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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