Listening to the rhythmic sound of the water flowing in a small stream being sliced by oars in the hands of tribesman with their traditional long canoes, and the chirping of birds, cries of monkeys, these are the calls of the wild of the wet tropical forest of Mentawai Island.
This island has been world apart for half million years. their tradition are colored by the communal life and the body tattoo with a typical pattern.
Amid the forest of sago which is its staple food, a glorious typical traditional mentawai long house Uma is standing proud which is the center of the secular and spiritual life of its community.
The spell of the damp rain forest is felt to be made to tremble the feeling of love for nature and life.