|Doreri Bay in Manokwari|
Most of the big islands of Indonesian archipelago have their own techniques in building traditional wooden boats. In Maluku, a small village that is famous for building boats is Asilulu. In North Sulawesi, villagers of Tanawangko are expert in building big boats that can carry up to one hundred passengers and several tons of cargoes. In South Sulawesi, we know famous names of Bulukumba or Tanjung Bira. People there are world class boat builders. This was written by Charles Roring.