Acheh by ADIB RAWI YAHYA

The grim reminder of the tsunami has now become a human survival instinct to the people of Aceh as they lure tourists to come back to their quiet and conservative town.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Student from Pondok Pesantren Modern Babun Najah do a daily activities at Babun Najah, Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ View from Banda Aceh's Baiturrahaman mosque in Aceh  province, located on Indonesia's Sumatra island.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A boy looks at miniature depictions of the 2004 tsunami that hit the local beach at the Tsunami-Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A miniature depiction of the 2004 tsunami that hit the local beach at the Tsunami-Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A woman looks at a miniature depiction of the 2004 tsunami hitting the local beach at the Tsunami-Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A group of students looking at a miniature depiction of the 2004 tsunami hitting the local beach at the Tsunami-Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~  A man looks at a photo exhibit at the Tsunami-Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ People go about their daily activities in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A view inside the Baiturrahaman mosque in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A view inside Banda Aceh's Baiturrahaman mosque.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A view of Banda Aceh's Baiturrahaman mosque in Aceh  province, located on Indonesia's Sumatra island where surrounding houses and buildings were heavily damaged and coastal villages wiped out in the aftermath of the massive December 26, 2004 tsunami triggered by an earthquake.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Masjid Rahmatullah is a mosque which was still standing when the tsunami hit in 2004.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A woman looks at the bicycle that was hit by the tsunami at the Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Tsunami survivor Rahamawati Zainuddin, 20, at her workplace in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~  Tsunami survivor, Rahmi Agustina Abdul Hamid at her workplace in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Children go about their daily activities.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~  Students having their meal.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~  Paddy planted by villagers in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Mercy Malaysia conducts activities with locals students at Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Mercy Malaysia trained ocal students on how to prepare for a disaster at one of the schools in Banda Aceh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ A boy relaxing at Lhok Nga beach in Acheh.

ADIB RAWI YAHYA / theSun ~ Flood hits Banda Aceh.