The Island of Gold

Swarna Dwipa

Sumatra, formerly Swarna Dwipa, is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island entirely in Indonesia and the sixth largest island in the world. Settler colonies began arriving in Sumatra around 500 BC, and several significant kingdoms flourished there.

Photographer : Nicoline Patricia Malina
Magazine: Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia – May 2010
Stylist: Michael Pondaag
Hair & Make Up: Qiqi Franky & Team
Model : Yulia Jamil & Tanya @ JIM
Assistants : Andry Wibowo, Andre Wiredja / Digital Imaging : Topher Koper
Special Thanks to Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Robert Lee, Deputy Director UNESCO office Jakarta

“Bagai pungguk merindukan bulan.”
Like an owl craving for the moon.
Meaning: A person who wish for something impossible.
– Indonesian Proverb –