EXTREEMLY FRIENDLY, THAT’S PEOPLE IN RAJA AMPAT

In one of the big tribal festive event last month 2019, on Waisai Beach, which the theme was Torang Cinta Raja Ampat, (we love Raja Ampat) was very lively. In the middle of the event, visitors who came were entertained by singer Andre Hehanussa, who sang the song Lovely Raja Ampat and Kami Papua.

Andre claimed to be proud and happy to be invited to perform in Raja Ampat. He feels, the beautiful island in Papua is full of local wisdom, which has the potential to bring tourists.

Since he landed in Sorong to cross to Raja Ampat, these nuances have been felt from treating friendly and smiling locals.

The man born in South Sulawesi considers these two things to be the initial capital that makes tourists comfortable visiting a new area.

“They serve with a friendly and full of smile, to anyone. This is very good, similar to Bali. Travelers need a comfortable atmosphere, we need tourists to come, “Andre said.

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DAMAGE TO THE RAJA AMPAT CORAL REEF, A VALUABLE LESSON FOR SAFEGUARDING STATE ASSETS.

M.V cruise ship. Caledonian Sky which ran aground on the Dampier Strait on March 4, caused massive damage to coral reefs in Raja Ampat. Environmental activists say the Government must make this event a valuable lesson, and make various efforts to protect state assets in the form of invaluable natural wealth.

Damage to coral reefs in the waters of Raja Ampat is estimated to reach more than 1.8 hectares, due to the destruction of the M.V cruise ship. Caledonian Sky which ran aground in the Dampier Strait.

Further research and calculations are needed, to determine the steps that must be taken as an effort to restore damaged coral reefs. This is related to the damage to coral reefs that are included in the core zones of fisheries and tourism.

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DAMAGE TO CORAL REEFS IN RAJA AMPAT IS GREATER THAN 1,600M2?

Damage to coral reefs at Raja Ambat due to being hit by a Noble cruise ship Caledonia could be greater than 1,600m2 originally estimated.

The Indonesian government is still evaluating the damage so that it will immediately determine the steps for restoration and rehabilitation. The Indonesian government will also file a lawsuit with the Noble Caledonia ship company in the near future.

According to the Director General of Sea Space Management of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Brahmantya Poerwadi, after knowing the total area and types of coral damaged by being hit by the MV Caledonian Sky, the government will also assess the multiplier effect that was incurred and opportunity lost (costs for lost opportunities ) of the incident.

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CORAL REEFS IN RAJA AMPAT DAMAGED DUE TO ANCHOR OF TOURISM SHIPS

The KM Amanikan tour boat is reportedly dumping anchors in the shallow coral reef area which is one of the dive sites of tourists visiting Arborek Village, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

The tour boat irritated the residents of Arborek Village for throwing anchors in an area that should not have been, so residents reported it to the Transportation Agency.

Head of the Raja Ampat District Transportation Agency, Yohanes B Rahawarin, in Waisai, confirmed that his office had received a report from the community of Arborek Village, accompanied by a photo document of the incident.

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Get to Know Raja Ampat Marine Biota

Raja Ampat is home to a variety of beauty and diversity of marine biota including invertebrates, animals without vertebrae. Various types of marine invertebrates inhabit various habitats in Raja Ampat.

Based on records there are 540 types of shellfish, 700 types of mollusks and various other marine invertebrates in this island district. One of the Raja Ampat marine invertebrates that we will discuss this time is about Jorunna funebris.

Funebris jorunna are invertebrates such as sea slugs in Phylum Molluscs. This species belongs to hermaphrodite animals so it does not display sexual dimorphism.

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New Facilities in Tanjung Putus

We proudly announce that Doberai is now constructing its new facilities in another island named Tanjung Putus. This new facilities will have 12 over water bungalows. And it is prepared to be ready end of this year.

Tanjung Putus island is located 1 hours from Doberai Private Island