Chris Stowers

Aceh Province, Sumatra, INDONESIA

A huge new mosque and cultural centre under construction near the Mayor's office in Lhokseumawe. The banner proclaims the latest edict from the Mayor that women should not straddle their motorbikes when riding pillion, as this is unfeminine, but they should ride sidesaddle instead. Following a peace deal with the central government Aceh is now classified as a Special Region and life is recovering after the devastation inflicted by the 26 December 2004 tsunami and decades of armed conflict. Tourism, agriculture and its own natural resources are driving the economy of the region which is the first in the mainly religiously moderate archipelago to formally instigate Sharia Law.

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Chris Stowers
Aceh Province, Sumatra
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