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Indonesia, Bangka, tin mining on a lake
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Indonesia, Bangka, 2010
Bangka is an island on which since 1997 the villagers became rich, because in that year the government had relaxed the strict tin mining rights. There are also pepper, palmoil and rubber plantations for export. Because there is so much more work here than elsewhere in Indonesia, lots of workers from Jawa and Sumatera are coming here.

The tin mining on these pontons is similar to the ones at sea, but here there are no waves, and it is located directly beside the village.

 

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