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Ridzki and Fira bathing together in the lake of Singkarak. As a girl, Fira will inherit her parents’ wealth such as a house , jewelery, and land. This matrilineal rule encourages Ridzki to migrate in search of business opportunities with the intention of coming back home to the village later on and develop it, or perhaps settling in an urban area.
A contemporary Minangkabau village at the vicinity of Lake Singkarak in West Sumatra. Decades ago, the people migrated from the village and became a part of Indonesia’s urban population, leaving it to crumble through the passage of time. The book is Yoppy Pieter’s attempt to document the village, the Minangkabau’s cultural heritage and their place in the modern society.