#ArchipelagoLife 2 : Territorial Sea

"If you feel that your life is lagging behind other people, look at the other places, many people are harder to live, but they try to struggle, they feel to be grateful, than just complaining 'bout their life"
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This story is about my experience when I visited one of Indonesia's outermost small islands, it's called Sebatik Island. Half the land of Sebatik is an area which is under Malaysian authority. The eastern part of the Sebatik also borders directly with Malaysia, it's called Tawau. 

Living adjacent to neighboring countries, then we will get to know the term territorial sea. Territorial sea is the part of territorial waters. In international law, that area of the sea immediately adjacent to the shores of a state and subject to the territorial jurisdiction of that state.

The access that we can travel to Sebatik  is by flight from Jakarta to Tarakan. Then from Tarakan we continued flight to Nunukan. Actually, from Nunukan we can choose access including flights for 15 minutes by plane or sea crossing by speed boat for 2 hours, then continue the sea crossing from Nunukan to Sebatik by small motorboat for 15 minutes. So from the capital city of our country, Jakarta, we spend 3 times the travel time that must be taken to Sebatik, or we can reverse the conditions, the people of  Sebatik have to travel 3 times to Jakarta. Can you imagine how far and tired it is?


Apart from the long and tiring travel distance, one obstacle experienced at Sebatik was the poor cellular and internet signals. Because not all cellular providers have a good signal at there. it's different from our situation in Jakarta right? here we can access several places with easy mobility, we have fast access to information, the best internet access and we can open internet networks in seconds, watch youtube channels in minutes, and so on. Have we ever been grateful for that pleasure?

The majority of the population on Sebatik Island survives as seaweed farmers and fishermen. They live harmoniously and dare to fight with ocean currents, waves, and monsoon winds. 


They don't live like us. We are lazy people waiting for food to be delivered by the waiter or grabfood. We aren't faced  the rigors of the sea waves. We only tested by patience with the traffic jam. but still, we haven't succeeded to win that value. red: patience.

So. let's think again to ourselves to be more grateful for the life we live in, guys..

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