Pulau Damar (pronounced locally as “Damer”) is part of the Maluku Barat Daya (“MBD”) archipelago, often referred to as the “forgotten islands” of Indonesia. Damar is a seriously beautiful island dominated by the active volcano Wurlali, whose multiple peaks, dotted with fumaroles and streaked with yellow sulphur, rise above a green blanket of seemingly impenetrable jungle.

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Facts Elevation: 1,180 m (3,871 ft) Prominence: 999 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Papua Barat (West Papua) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Waguraberg Bagging It! This remote peak is a borderline Ribu. It is part of the Cagar Alam Wagura Kote (nature reserve). Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Permits: Unknown Water sources: Unknown Travel insurance: […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,070 m (6,791 ft) Prominence: 997 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Maluku (Moluccas) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Bagging It! This obscure peak in the centre of Buru island is a borderline Ribu.  Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown – take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase. […]

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Gunung Mbeliling is the westernmost significant mountain on the island of Flores. Probably because of its proximity to Labuan Bajo – where many tourists stay before or after visiting Komodo island – a Mbeliling hike has in recent years become part of the ecotourism options available to visitors to West Flores and has featured prominently in tourism literature for the area.

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