Friday, April 25, 2014

We Live in City that You'll Never See on Screen

View from Yefasim Island
A few weeks ago, I have a chance to visit Yefasim Island, a small island in Seget District, Sorong Regency, western part of West Papua Province. Actually I've been lived across the island, in Kasim, for more than 4 months, but, that time was my first time went to this small island. Yefasim Island located in the southwestern part of Sorong city, about 90 km from the city and only 2 km from Kasim Marine Terminal (KMT).

To be honest, there is no such interested things in this tiny island. But, I'm so excited to explore the new place. So, here is the story. Let me introduce you Pak RPA, Senior Supervisor Security in my office. He asked me if I've ever visited Yefasim Island and I said never, then he planned to visit this tiny island with me after office hours and I agreed. After office hours, we went to KMT, actually KMT is a container terminal, but they also served people who want to across to Yesafim by small boat and we need to pay for one way about IDR 3000/person. It took approximately 10 minutes to arrive at the island.

I promised to put their picture on my blog
It only took a few hours to travel around this island. We said hi to people there while taking some pictures and took a few minutes rest. I love their hospitality. A woman who walked with us told us that only in Papua, where Christians and Moslems living together in harmony. It's totally true because I saw there where mosque is next to the church. After we went back to our dormitory in Pertamina Refinery Unit VII, suddenly I remembered Lorde's song "Team":

We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team

They called this as "Blue Bridge"
Absolutely true that all the people in this island live in a place that no one will see on screen. And also this island not very pretty or not pretty at all, but they sure know how to run things. The lived in harmony because they'are on each other's team.

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