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World’s biggest bread slicer in Malang

John Hardy in Malang

Went on a boys trip to Malang last month to check out what was happening in the world of stone and petrified wood. We stayed in the incredible Tugu Malang.

The petrified wood– wood turned into stone- is amazing. Only now do they have the tools to cut it with the diamond blades.

Stone cutting machinery in Java

World’s biggest bread slicer. The water keeps the diamond blades from overheating.

The world’s biggest bread slicer

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Stone cutting machinery in JavaHere it’s made into sinks.

Petrified wood sinks

The tools they use are just incredible. It’s the ultimate man’s machine land. Big saw, medium saw, small saw.Stone cutting machinery in Java

The plywood factory—making it out of tree bark! Just incredible product.Plywood factory in Java Plywood factory in Java

Goonie land. The vehicles the workers use are just completely nuts.Mad Max of Java

Other beautiful things we found over there. Black palm rope, bamboo brooms, rag rugs- so cool.John Hardy explores Malang John Hardy explores Malang John Hardy explores Malang

The psychedelic kampung of Jodipan in Malang. More on how/what/why here.Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan Kampung Warna Warni in Jodipan

A young unmarried man’s sarong. The shopkeeper wouldn’t let me buy it.Unmarried man's sarong

Visited the master bronze caster. He uses bits and pieces of found old metal to recreate these statues.Master bronze caster in Java