Luang Island

luang.jpgThe Luang Islands, made up by largish, forested Sermata and small Luang itself, with uninhabited, flat Pulau Kelapa between them, are between the Babars and the Letis, to which they are culturally similar.
Tiny, largely barren Luang has traditionally been considered the cultural centre of the Luang and Leti archipelagos. It is also a major regional trading centre, with an economy based on fishing.
The island has only two villages, but they preserve lots of interesting crafts like ikat weavings and historical relics including an old Dongson drum. Golden objects are still occasionally discovered hidden in caves.

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