Doberai is one of the resorts in Raja Ampat, located in Urai island, one of the islands in the area of Raja Ampat, West Papua. Doberai Eco Resort picks up guests by speedboat at Waisai, and bring them to the island in just 25 minutes. This place is one of the best choices for travelers because it is owned by Indonesian investor. For reasons of high idealism and love to Raja Ampat make them want to invest their money in the form of Doberai Eco Resort. Keep in mind most of the resorts in Raja Ampat belong to and controlled by foreign investors.
In the context of Raja Ampat community sago plant is very guarded and preserved by older people or their ancestors. Sago is a plant that is typical for Raja Ampat. Therefore, these plants should be kept in the preservation.
There is no doubt that for Raja Ampat people sago is a typical food that can support their life. Both as a source of food and income and the money can be used for living.. If the sago tree is old enough then:
- sago starch material processed into food industry,
- cortex / sago trunk processed into paper industry;
- sago pulp is processed into animal feed mixtures,
- Can be used as a mixture of charcoal, a mixture of particle board, medium mushrooms,
- From the sago tree can make plywood, textiles, chemicals, organic acids, fructose, ethanol as a staple energy.
Therefore, sago has a central position to the lives of the people of Raja Ampat. Sago function for society Raja Ampat as has been mentioned as a sustainer of life. Sago / sago provide guarantees for the life of every day, a tool / means of support for school children.
Raja Ampat Diving Resort. Since hundreds of years ago, banana (Musa Paradisiacal) turned out to have been a part of human diet. Fossil research in Papua New Guinea showed domestication and cultivation of more than 10,000 years ago. Benefits of banana plants are in all parts of the plant, namely starting from the root to drugs, stem to rafts and rigging, leaves for wrapping, and of course the benefits of bananas to eat.
Three of Langsat is one of the original fruit that grows in Indonesia and is one of the woody plants that lived during chronic. Duku (Lansium Domesticum corr) is starting to spread widely in different parts of the continent of Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Olive fruit is a type of fruit that goes into the tribe Meliaceae. This plant grows in Raja Ampat and spread evenly on all the islands. The fruit is exactly the same as Duku and flesh is the same except that there is a difference of complexioned from duku. Olive fruit is usually no different from duku durable, as well as taste sweeter than duku complexioned.
Actually there are several types of olive fruit or duku. It’s called the tribe, there complexioned and sosokan, and there are also duku-complexioned. Complexioned has a thin tree, with branches high above, and not shady slim shape as tree. Its fruit branch is long. There are usually consists of 15-20 seeds or fruits in the bunch. Duku or olive fruit has many health benefits for our body. For more details you can see a little review below.
Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) or Black Cockatoo is one type of parrot Indonesia. In contrast to other types of parrots, cockatoos king has black fur and black crested. The size is very large, up to 60 cm, making it the largest cockatoo species in Indonesia.
In some areas King Parrot are called by different names. Local names include alkai (Aru), awehie (Membramo), Kasmalas (Papua west-northwest), Mampais (Doreh), Sangya (Sorong), and Siong (I wish). Whereas in English parrots is named Palm Cockatoo, Cape York Cockatoo, Great Palm Cockatoo, Black Macaw, Great Black Cockatoo, or Goliath Cockatoo.
Seventy percent of the world’s reefs are in Raja Ampat, West Papua. It means, when diving in Raja Ampat, one can literally see 70 percent of the world’s coral.
Therefore, no wonder if Raja Ampat is famous for diving worldwide.
Raja Ampat is the heart of the world’s coral triangle. So the sea of Raja Ampat has such a diverse marine life including whales, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and more. More specifically, in addition to whales, dolphins, and sea lions, Raja Ampat has five species of sea turtles, rays, unique sharks Wobbegong and Kalabia or walking shark and sea horse. There are 15 species of endemic fish, shellfish up to 699 types, up to 1427 types of reef fish and 553 types of hard corals.
Tortoises and turtles is a four-legged animal and still belong to reptiles family. This kind of animal called Testudinata (or chelonians) is distinctive and easily recognizable by their ‘home’ or shell (bony shell), which is hard and stiff.
Turtle shell is composed of two parts. The top of the back cover is called carapace and the bottom (ventral, stomach) is called plastron. Then each part is composed of two layers. The outer layer is generally in the form of scales, large and hard, and arranged like tiles; while the inner layer in the form of plates of bone are compact like shell.
Camshaft or tote is a cultural heritage that is very famous from Raja Ampat, Papua. This tote is made and has been passed down from generation to generation in Raja Ampat people.
Noken generally are used by people of Papua to bring agricultural products such as vegetables, tubers and also merchandise to their local market. Nokens is made from tree bark fiber Manduam, Nawa tree or forest orchids woven and knitted into yarn tote. However, along with the times, camshaft also made of knitted yarn colorful mattress. Its size also varies, there are small, medium, and large sizes. Most motifs contain elements of indigenous Papuan noken.
Large nokens are used to carry items such as firewood, crop yields, grocery items, or even used for carrying children. While the small size is used to carry personal items. The unique thing is nokens also functioned as a gift for guests and used in ceremonies in Raja Ampat society.
Raja Ampat in West Papua Province is known as a natural marine paradise for the last 10 years. Today, indigenous peoples there are struggling to strengthen their sovereignty over the waters, containing the natural biological wealth that can be exploited by their children and grandchildren in the future.
From the economic standpoint, the local fishermen have only traditional fishing gear and also using traditional paddling boat or at best to use a very small motorized machine.
Producing traditional boat is becoming a side business for local residents, since fishing and transportation on the sea are vital to the local community. Motorized boat industry became the economic backrest when fishermen had a bad season. Motorized boats including the types of catamarans boats – one of the traditional type of boat in Raja Ampat.