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Sabang: Indonesia at KM 0

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Sabang   /   Sun, January 13 2013   /  01:20 pm

Weh Island in Sabang. (JP/ Sita W. Dewi)Here is where Indonesia officially starts. This small island is the northernmost point of the country and offers everything you need for adventure.

One cannot ignore the tsunami when talking about Aceh province. The province was devastated by a magnitude-8.9 quake and tsunami in December 2004. Hundreds of thousands were killed in one of the worst disasters in history. Most coastal parts of the province were destroyed.

When I visited Banda Aceh for the first time in August, I was stunned by how the city had been rebuilt over the past few years. I still got a sense of misery from the loss of family, friends and homes, and of the struggle to put the ruins behind and rebuild everything that was destroyed.

On my second visit to the province in December, I went straight to Weh Island in Sabang.

Sabang, a city of islands inclu...