Indonesian Village: Getting to School Can be Very Dangerous

 

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If you are a student living in the village of Sanghiang Tanjung, Indonesia, you will face heavy flooding during certain years.

Three suspension bridges collapsed and students not wanting to face a 30 minute walk, decided to cross on a dangerous bridge.

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Above is the bridge, would you cross it to get to school?    It is 162 metre or 486 feet long.

Indonesia: A Very Big Country

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Naturally, not every student in Indonesia has problems such as crossing dangerous bridges. The country has large cities and towns where students are bused or driven to school.

Indonesia is so big that it takes 12 hours of flying time to get from one part of it (Northern Sumatra) to the other end (West Papua Guinea).

If you were a student in Indonesia you might speak one of two of 700 native languages.

Indonesia has a massive population of over 238 million people, making it the fourth most populous country in the world – right after China, India and the USA.

 Indonesian Animals

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Komodo dragon

As an Indonesian student you would probably have seen unusual animals like the Komodo dragon.   If you live on the island of Sumatra you probably have noticed wild orangutans swinging in the forests around you.

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