Sepak Takraw: Soccer or Volleyball? Neither.

“While walking through campus at SMAN 7, Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, it’s difficult not to notice the sprawling scissor -kicks and diving headers of the students playing Sepak Takraw.  Sepak Takraw, meaning “kick ball” in Malay, is not a competition for the uncoordinated and inflexible.  The game is played similarly to volleyball, with a single-point system,…

Remote beauty on Labengki Island

“Labengki Island, two hours off the shore of Kendari, Sulawesi, is a destination that very few tourists have traveled. Luckily, a group of friends and I had the opportunity to visit and it was an experience I’ll never forget. We traveled to Labengki Island with a group of conservationists who specialize in marine biology. One…