Sarimanok is a vinta that was sailed in 1985 from Bali to Madagascar across the Indian Ocean to replicate ancient seafaring techniques.[1][2][3] The ship is now at the Oceanographic Museum (Le musée du Centre National de Recherches Océanographique) of Nosy Be, an island off the northeastern coast of Madagascar.[1]

In popular culture

Two books have been written about the journey:[1]

A movie was also made:

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Across the Indian Ocean, aboard prehistoric ships..." 21 November 2005.
  2. ^ "Navigation Instruments". Sundials Australia.
  3. ^ "Mr. Colin Putt (International Member - 2005, Australian)". Australia & New Zealand Explorers Club. Archived from the original on 2014-05-22.