A charming guy whom i met during my several trips to Pulau Panggang. Back then he rents his boat for our island hopping trips but now he expands his business to a bigger boat to transport material from Pulau Panggang to Jakarta or vice versa. Going with him is such an entertaining boat ride. Most memorable time was when he said in his most raspy voice “Terryna, every island here always has a host..” Here in indonesia, host can also means a ghost that lingers at one place. It terrified us all, especially when he said it @midnight and one of my friend just point a dark corner on the island, where people usually sense some discomfort. Pak Wani then continues, still in his hoarse voice “like this island for example, the host is Pak Amsori!” hahaha Pak Amsori is definitely still alive and he takes care of the island. We were just being paranoid and Pak Wani who knew that we were scared, successfully reduced our fear with his joke .
Pak Yanto is the son of Pak Wani. His demeanor might be rough around the edges, but it is evident that he’s kindhearted. One of his traits is how strong he was underwater. Like when we made our coral garden in front of Semakdaun. All of us went up several times for a new supply of fresh air in between duck-dives. But he was just sitting, literally, on seabed, taking an underwater picture and video. Well, i guess some people just lucky to have extra gills under their ears 😛