Showing posts with label Papua. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Papua. Show all posts

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Raja Ampat - The Richest Coral Reef on Earth & Indonesia’s Top Liveaboard Diving Destination

On the top of the coral hill
Well.. this is probably the most anticipated post. And this is gonna be the greatest trip I ever had in my entire life. I'm so excited and antusiastic to tell you about amazing Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Perhaps Indonesian people quite familiar with Raja Ampat, an archipelago in western Papua with beautiful beaches, unique cultural and rich of coral reef. But now let me give a detil information about this amazing place that I summarized from many sources on internet. Check it out guys!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Jayapura - Rio de Jeneiro of Indonesia

Jayapura city view from Base G
Working in the remote area give me more time and opportunity to explore more interesting places. And this time, I want to use my 1 week off day plus 1 day annual leave to travel around Papua (Jayapura and Raja Ampat). My company provide me a free ticket from Sorong to Jakarta once in 2 weeks. Usually my routes is from Sorong to Jakarta via Makassar. But this time, I want to try new route. With the same prices, my company allowed me to reroute my flight from Sorong to Jakarta via Jayapura. This time I'm going to tell you about Jayapura, next post I'm going to tell you about Raja Ampat.

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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sorong: The Western City of Papua Island

Sorong Airport "DEO"
Dear readers, from now on till the next post on this blog, I'll try to write down in English. I really sorry if you find many grammar errors in my post or even it's getting hard to understand what I mean. Please inform me if you find one so I can fix it. Thank you before.

First, I will tell you about my trip to Sorong. Let me give you a brief information about Sorong that I collected from many sources. Sorong is a chartered coastal city in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. Its only land borders are with Sorong Regency. It is the gateway to Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands, species rich coral reef islands in an area considered the heart of the world's coral reef biodiversity. It also is the logistics hub for Indonesia's thriving eastern oil and gas frontier. Sorong has experienced exponential growth in the last five years, and further growth is anticipated as Sorong becomes linked by road to other frontier towns in Papua's Bird's Head Peninsula. The city has a population of 125,535. It is served by the Sorong Airport (also known as Domine Edward Osok Airport or "DEO").