Traditional indigenous housing survives Lombok earthquake
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Lombok earthquake have damaged around 83.000 houses and claimed was up to 563 victims in 2018. Now, Budanom and Jumayar are continuing their lives. They have choices, whether holding on ancestral teaching or follows the changing times.
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