Fifteen years ago I was excitedly packing my surfboards, destined for my first trip to the Disneyland of surfing, the Mentawai Islands. At the time I was on a roll, a successful doctor, climbing the corporate ladder.
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Aid workers, faced with extreme weather conditions, are having difficulty reaching the shores of the remote Mentawai Islands region of Indonesia. A C...
I first went to the remote Mentawai islands, off Indonesia's West Sumatran coast, in 1999 in pursuit of waves; I soon realized the sanitation situation was disastrous, and decided to take action.
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