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Madura Island, Indonesia

February 3, 2011

In January, 2008, I made an EPIC trip to Madura Island off the north central coast of Java Island, Indonesia. No…. I didn’t go for the surfing and I don’t even know if there is any surf to be had! I was there on a buying trip for our business, Impact Imports in Boise, Idaho, and it was a great, successful trip!

I spent four days with some really nice Madurese people. I visited several antique dealers and bought some really cool stuff, such as antique teak doors, old teak ship beams, antique carvings and paintings, furniture, a teak ship’s wheel, antique windows, old teak trunks, and much more. But, since then, all of these items have been sitting in Madura waiting for us to schedule a container to ship them to Boise. Three years! Well, that time has come. All of the antiques and architectural elements I discovered on Madura Island are on their way, and they will be in Boise in the middle of March, 2011.

You can go to the Impact Imports Facebook page ( ) to see pictures of some of the items that will be arriving, but I wanted to post some of the travel pictures here. Although there isn’t much to do as a tourist on Madura Island, there was a lot of beautiful landscape and really great people!

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Boats in water