Boats of Gili Meno Island - Indonesia
I was surprised to discover that many boats at charming Gili Meno island vary remarkably in design, construction and size. At most coastal regions and islands I've visited around SE Asia, I've found that local boats are invariably identical, save for the boat name or some other mark to distinguish one from another. But at Gili Meno, even boats of the same design often have slightly different hull shapes, outrigger arm construction and building materials. Boat sizes vary from cute little one-man fishing outriggers to large sampahs used as ferries between islands, which can easily hold 50 people or more. Then, of course, Meno's boats also sport a wonderful rainbow of vibrant colors. If you're intrigued by boats like I am, check out Gili Meno's lovely boats.