HomeBlogs Luang Islands The Luang Islands, made up by largish, forested Sermata and small Luang
itself, with uninhabited, flat Pulau Kelapa between them, are between
the Babars and the Letis, to which they are culturally similar.
Tiny, largely barren Luang has traditionally been considered the
cultural centre of the Luang and Leti archipelagos. It is also a major
regional trading centre, with an economy based on fishing.
The island has only two villages, but they preserve lots of interesting
crafts like ikat weavings and historical relics including an old
Dongson drum. Golden objects are still occasionally discovered hidden