Instagram gives sand quarry in Indonesia new lease of life, but fame brings local conflicts

Instagram gives sand quarry in Indonesia new lease of life, but fame brings local conflicts

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-11-16 06:37

A boat at the edge of a pond in Tebing Koja, a former sand quarry in Banten, Indonesia, which has turned into a tourist site thanks to social media. (Photo: Nivell Rayda) 

CIKUYA, Indonesia: When photographer Mr Syaipul Patony first laid his eyes on the sand quarry near his new house in Java’s Banten province, he instinctively knew it would make the perfect backdrop for pre-wedding photo shoots. 

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