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Raja Ampat Tourist Destination

Raja Ampat Tourist Destination

Doberai Private Island in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Tourist Destination – The enchantment of Raja Ampat. Which has been famous throughout the world. Brings many foreign and local tourists. To visit there just to fill vacation time. Or channel a hobby of snorkelling and diving.

The wealth of marine life. And the beauty of its small islands scattered. From Waisai, Misool Islands, Salawati, Gam to Waigeo. Have been known as 1 of the attractive tourist destinations. To get the nickname paradise.

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Raja Ampat’s celebrity is what. Makes many investors glance at these tourist destinations. To compete in building lodging. Ranging from home stay style to resorts. Some even offer lodging on the Pinisi ship.

Raja Ampat Resort. Not only investors, the opportunity also brings blessings. To local residents who inhabit every island. In the Raja Ampat Islands. The majority of residents. Come from the descendants of the Biak Numfor tribe. Peddling anything that can attract tourists.

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As seen in Sawinggrai Village. Some residents use their homes as home stays at affordable rates. The price isn’t even up to Rp. 500 thousand. Locals are also, known to be very friendly to tourists. Who visit there. Even local children. Are also taught to welcome tourists. With various songs using Ukulele and Tifa instruments.


Raja Ampat Resort. While in Piaynemo, local residents also peddle live walnut crabs. And young coconuts. If after climbing the peak of Piaynemo, tourists can buy. And enjoy the fresh young coconut water on the Piaynemo pier. Which is sold at a price of Rp 15 thousand.

That said, the walnut crab also tastes very good. And tastes as good as eating lobster. The walnut crab itself is sold for Rp. 200 thousand. For the small one.

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When visiting Kampung Sauwandarek, local residents also peddled young coconuts. But, the price was a little cheaper, which is Rp 10,000 per piece.

Meanwhile, to taste a cup of coffee there the price is also not much different. From in other areas in Papua, only Rp 5,000.

Friwen Beach

Raja Ampat Resort. After Sauwandarek, the last spot is Friwen Beach. A beach that offers clear seawater and soft sand. On Friwen Beach, tourists can eat the delicious fried bananas accompanied by a cup of coffee, or for those who are already very hungry, can while enjoying brewed noodles. Local residents also sell it at a relatively cheap price, fried bananas Rp 2 thousand, coffee 5-10 thousand and Rp 10 thousand brewed noodles.

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When there are many tourists, local residents at Friwen Beach can make a profit of Rp 3 million per day. But when it is quite like the wave season, residents only get a modest profit.

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“If it’s like now, tourists are not too crowded. If it’s very crowded, we can get a lot of profit. Well, we can get Rp. 3 million in one day,” said Mrs. Merry, one of the residents who has a selling cottage on the edge of Friwen Beach.

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He said, he bought the merchandise or staples from Waisai City, the capital of Raja Ampat Regency. For example, he bought kerosene at a price of Rp 4 thousand per litre and rice for daily food was bought at a price of Rp 12 thousand per kilogram.

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Raja Ampat Resort. With the rise of tourists who continue to visit the Raja Ampat Islands, both foreign and local tourists, able to boost the economy of local residents. It also cannot be separated from the friendliness of the citizens who are so open and accepting tourists who visit.


Natural Conservation in Raja Ampat

Natural Conservation in Raja Ampat

Natural Conservation in Raja Ampat

Doberai Private Island

Natural Conservation in Raja Ampat – Underwater paradise. Thus most people know Raja Ampat, the group of islands and the sea at the head of the island of Papua. In line with that, the local government also established Raja Ampat as a maritime district. It cannot be separated from the main resources there: the sea, coral reefs, and fish.

The sea is so central for Raja Ampat today, especially in the era of tourism (maritime) that has been going on for the past two decades. However, the relationship between the Raja Ampat community and the sea is not a new relationship. Both have been intimate relationships long ago, complete with all the bittersweetness.

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Raja Ampat Resort. Raja Ampat has gone through various phases that help us understand human and sea relations. Starting from the pre-trade era, the trade era, and the tourism era. From there you will see the tensions that occur, as well as how tourism is renewing and renovating Raja Ampat sea-human relations.

In the past times

Mr. Orgenes sat stunned in front of his homestay in Saporkren Village.

Nature is Mother. “Giving birth to a human being, ready to give life, is also ready to accompany humans to rest forever,” he said suddenly.

His words reflect the special relationship between humans and nature in Raja Ampat. This 60-year-old man seems to remember the old days, long before tourists filled the sea of Raja Ampat.

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Raja Ampat Resort. Natural Conservation in Raja Ampat – The romantic story of the sea and humans in Raja Ampat is sweetly portrayed by many elderly citizens. They do not forget how their parents are always careful in finding fish so as not to damage the coral reef. (Although the present generation is sceptical whether older people understand that good coral reefs can invite fish to come)

Fishing Community

As a fishing community, they establish relationships with the sea through the realization that they live from what the sea provides. They feel and experience for themselves that the sea treats people well, always giving them what they need every day. In return, parents always teach their children how humans should treat the sea.

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They live well off. The elderly fishermen still remember very well: their elders catch fish just to eat every day. If there is more fish supply, they will dry it for consumption the next day. That way, they don’t have to go to sea every day.

Raja Ampat Resort. During those times, about 30 years ago, the story of the relationship between humans and the sea in Raja Ampat was intimate. As the philosopher Roger Scruton put it, in pre-modern societies that are synonymous with animal hunting activities (including fishing), there are an intimate relationship and mutual respect between nature and humans.

Doberai Private Island - Raja Ampat Eco Resort

Humans and The Sea

What happened in Raja Ampat in the pre-trade era was a parallel relationship between humans and the sea. There is no human or non-human superiority. The sea lives with humans, not against humans. Vice versa. This is influenced by awareness and understanding that the sea is not something exterior and other, but rather, writes Mike Brown in Seascapes, an important part of who we are.

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Raja Ampat Resort. So, the sea is part of Raja Ampat’s people. Vice versa. Both practically and ontologically, the relationship between the two is inseparable. Citing Ian McNiven in the Sentient Sea, the sea is not only a setting for human experiences, but also an active actor in twisting Raja Ampat-style life.


Orgenes, at the beginning of this section, has referred to nature as Mother. The mother-child relationship is sacred, because it is related to the events of birth and death, and what happens between them: life. So, in addition to spiritually, humans and the Raja Ampat sea are also practically bound. The sea “gives life” to humans there, as an endless source of food.
Then Enter Money

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As with human relations, there are times when the natural and human relationships loosen up. There are several factors that drive changes in sea-human relations in Raja Ampat. The need for money is a determining factor.

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Raja Ampat Resort. In the past, the Raja Ampat community did not need money for various daily needs. Slowly but surely, money then becomes so dominant as a means of payment. Communities in Saporkren Village, for example, began to recognize this system in the early 1990s. Trading activities are increasingly common among people. They fulfil their daily needs by buying it at Waisai or Sorong.

In addition, the geographical closeness between Saporkren and urban areas gives people the opportunity to work in the trade sector. Finally, they neglect the sea as Mother and make it a mere field of money. Exploitation. Domination.

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Things to Prepare For Vacation In Raja Ampat

6 Things to Prepare When You Go on a Vacation to Raja Ampat

6 Things to Prepare When You Go on a Vacation to Raja Ampat

Things to Prepare For Vacation In Raja Ampat – Do you want a vacation to Raja Ampat in the style of a Backpacker? What are the things that must be prepared while on a Backpacker-style vacation to Raja Ampat?

Vacationing in Raja Ampat is not an impossible thing to do. Indeed for a vacation to Raja Ampat requires a large fee. But these costs can be reduced if when you plan a vacation to Raja Ampat you apply backpacker-style traveling.

If you want to go to the sea paradise in eastern Indonesia with a backpacker style, you need to prepare a few things. Here are some things that must be prepared while on a Backpacker-style vacation to Raja Ampat.

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The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat

The Childhood and Children in Raja Ampat

The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat

The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat in West Papua is considered a piece of paradise in the world. So, it attracts tens of thousands of tourists to explore the beauty of the underwater world every year.

But, in the midst of the global tourism uproar. Some of Raja Ampat’s children struggle to navigate the sea. And live a limited life for education.

I am proud to be born as a Papuan child. But, our lives are difficult, learning to death using lamps. Far from parents and having to live in lodgings.

The phrase was expressed by Felix Togarman Burdam. A grade IX student at SMP Negeri 27, Kampung Samate. Salawati Utara District.

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The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat can be seen in Felix. He is one of 15 children from Soop Island who are now forced to migrate. To Samate to continue their education.

In Soop there are only primary school facilities. The nearest junior high school that can be reached by Felix and children his age is in Samate. A distance of about 90 minutes. By sea using a 15 pk motorized boat. Without a safety buoy.

In islands such as Raja Ampat. Cruising the sea is the only way to move.

The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat immensely affected. By the economy condition of the people in Raja Ampat.

Just like Felix and his friends have to commute. From the Soop to the school in Samate on an engine boat every day. Their parents are unable to buy kerosene fuel every day.

Moreover, said Felix, Soop’s children prefer to go to Samate. Rather than to Sorong. Because, there are no tuition fees. Avoiding expenses is a rational choice. For those who come from lower economic class families.

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Settled in Lodgings

We settled in lodgings. So, there was no need to spend the cost of going to school. Just walk.” Felix said.

Most of the villages in Raja Ampat now do have an elementary school. However, advanced education facilities are only in a few district capitals.

A few years ago, a number of parents in Soop took the initiative. To build a wooden and bamboo hut at the end of the village of Samate. The location is right on the seafront. And a little distance from the settlements of the villagers.

The 2 × 3 meter temporary dwelling house stands on the merits. Of a number of Samate residents who are willing to lend their land.

Felix and a dozen of his friends settled in seven adjoining lodges.

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Without Electricity

The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat are. Also, shown on the temporary dwellings were live. Without electricity.

Only two lodgings received free electricity loans. From the church opposite them.

Simple accommodation that also does not have a bathroom.

Like Felix, the children of Soop can only wash themselves on the beach or church wells.

There is no electricity in the cottage. If you study at night, your eyes hurt.” Said Felix.

We take drinking water from wells or rain water. But turbid well water. If cooked there is pulp.” He said.

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Achieve My Goals

However, Felix’s intention to welcome the future did not falter. Even though he had to live in a very limited area on an overseas island.

I have no problem staying away from my family. Because, I want to make my parents proud. And I want to continue going to school. So, I can achieve my goals.” Said Felix.

I do not want to be a fisherman like you. He works half to death. The more difficult to find fish. A week after returning from the sea,” He said.

Felix is one of the few children of Raja Ampat. Who was fortunate to be able to receive formal education. Felix’s older sister, Almirius Trison Burdam. For example, did not graduate from elementary school.

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Almirius is now fishing like his father. Or just staying at home when the weather is bad.

Meanwhile, Felix’s second brother is currently in high school. And is being entrusted to his relatives in Kampung Dorehkar, Ayau Islands. The outer regions of Indonesia in northern West Papua.

I want the children to continue schooling. But, if you don’t go out to sea. There is no money. No one can guarantee them.” Said Persila Falon. Felix’s mother.

If there is money, Felix can continue, If there isn’t, he will just sit at home. It all depends on you. Whether you can work or not. Your health is being disturbed.” Said Persila.

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Bad Economy

The bad economy is another challenge faced by Felix. And his colleagues overseas. In 2018, half the population of Raja Ampat (53.88%) was the recipient of poor rice. Prosperous rice and non-cash food aid.

At least that was said by Lince, one of the three Soop student hostels in Samate.

If there are side dishes they eat fish. If not, just empty rice with tea. And if their fathers come to the hut. They can eat well.” He said.

I take care of them with only prayer. The children are still in the spirit of school. But, their parents don’t know. They are not well guarded.” Said Lince.

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300 Islands

Raja Ampat consists of about 300 islands. Which stretch across an area of 46,108 square kilometers. This area is 69 times bigger than DKI Jakarta. Or 29 times the area of London.

Raja Ampat Regency Government claims 27,000 tourists. Came to their area in 2017. The number is said to continue to increase.

Raja Ampat is claimed to be the heart of the world’s coral triangle. And the center of the world’s marine biodiversity. One reason is that 70% of the world’s coral species are. In the Raja Ampat ocean.

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One of The Lowest

Even so, the entire title was considered contrary to the face of Raja Ampat’s education.

Referring to the Central Statistics Agency data. The pure participation rate of Raja Ampat at the junior. And senior high schools is one of the lowest in Indonesia.

The net enrollment rates for SMP and SMA in Raja Ampat were 51.52 and 44.86, respectively.

Meanwhile, the population in the islands on average only 7.57 years of formal education.

Until 2019, there were only 109 elementary schools and 36 junior high schools in all of Raja Ampat. In fact, there are 170 villages in the district.

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Bambang Purwoko

According to Bambang Purwoko, an UGM academic who has been researching Papua’s education issues for decades. The condition is sad.

The reason, he said, was that West Papua and Papua had large sources of budget. One of which was from the special autonomy fund (Otsus).

Problems that continue to exist, scattered residential areas are called difficult. For local governments to build educational facilities near settlements.” said Bambang.

Papua has a very large special autonomy fund. So far, we have not seen the extent to which the allocation. Can increase access and availability of education, including in Raja Ampat.” He said.

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However, the Head of Raja Ampat’s Education Office, Juariah Saifuddin. Said his institution did not get an abundant budget allotment.

The funds they hold were later more focused on procuring learning facilities. Such as sports equipment, computers, and the construction of teacher’s homes.

How do you build a junior high school in every village. If there are a lot of six elementary school students. In a maximum of only 20 people?” Juariah said.

There are budget limitations, even if we propose as much as possible. It will not be accommodated as a whole.” he said.

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Benyamin Fiyai

Comparison of access to education of Raja Ampat past and present. Explained Benyamin Fiyai, Samate 47 Junior High School teacher. Like Felix and some of his students. He used to have to navigate the sea for education.

Benyamin said, he was obliged to take the elementary school final exam in Kabare. An area five hours away by sea from his village in Dorehkar.

At that time, said Benjamin, the Raja Ampat government had not yet created. A free primary education program. Because, his father was a civil servant medical officer. Benjamin was better off than his friends of his age.

During middle school, Benjamin migrated to Kabare on Waigeo Island. One of the four largest islands in Raja Ampat.

Because, of his family’s stable economy, said Benyamin. He was able to continue up the high school level in Sorong. Then study at Cenderawasih University in Jayapura, Papua.

At that time the cost of education was one of the main issues. We have to stay with relatives. Some of our friends are building a cabin in Sorong.” He said.


Since 2007, Benjamin who is now also a civil servant like his father. Has been assigned as a teacher at Samate. Since then he has also been through other struggles.

Not as a student. But, as an educator in Raja Ampat.

Because, working as a teacher in Samate. Benyamin had to separate temporarily from his wife who worked in Timika.

Once in six months, Benny goes from Samate to Timika to meet his wife and children. He needs to take three days by boat or 60 minutes by air from Sorong.

Away from family is a formidable challenge. A struggle. But, I have committed to be a teacher.” He said.

After the second child was born, there was a deep longing. The only way is the telephone. So, every night I have to pass through the dark forest. To hear the voice of my wife and children. That’s all longing for me medicine.” Said Benjamin.

In Samate, Benjamin lived in a house with two of his teacher colleagues. In that village there was no telecommunications signal.

To communicate with the outside world. He must walk about 45 minutes to the beach, the only signaling location in the village.

The question now, is there a solution to the problem of education in this archipelago?

The Childhood And Children in Raja Ampat can be improved better in “Boarding School.” Said Bambang Purwoko from UGM.

According to him, the Raja Ampat Regency Government needed to open. Aboarding school from the junior high school level. He was sure that the special autonomy fund was sufficient to finance this school.

The special autonomy fund can be built. With educational facilities that allow rural children. Or islands to go to school comfortably.

Boarding Schools

There were a number of boarding schools managed. By the regional government. But, because they were not heeded, they ultimately failed.” Said Bambang.

The key to boarding schools is care. And this must be run by people who are devoted to service.” He said.

The Raja Ampat local government did not dismiss. The construction of a boarding school as one of the strategies. To bring education closer to the children of the archipelago. But the problem is, again about the budget.

There was a boarding school education in Raja Ampat. But, apparently it was closed due to operational problems. We cannot pay for students to eat every day. The funds needed are quite large” Juariah said.


In the midst of all the educational obstacles in Raja Ampat. Benyamin Fiyai was determined to devote his energy to campaigning. For the importance of attending school.

According to him, teachers need to knock on the door of parents’ homes. To ensure how vital education is to children.

A better future can only. Be achieved with education. I always say that children go to school. Until they are bored.

Everyone in the world believes. Education is the only way to change lives.” He said.

What About Persila?

And what about Persila, Felix’s mother, who never graduated from elementary school.

And was unable to read or write.

Education is good. So, that children have a future. I didn’t go to school so they had to go to school. Let’s eat half to death. As long as they go to school.” he said.

And the struggle for education in the midst of difficult conditions. Is also in the hands of Felix and Raja Ampat young people.

I want to get a school scholarship out of the area. I have no doubt.

If I don’t succeed in becoming a soldier. I want to become a teacher. In the village there is a teacher. But he commutes from Sorong.” Said Felix.

Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing

Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing

Guarding The Papua Sea with Balobe, Bemeti and Molo Tradition

Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing – Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands. Such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen, Wondama, Sorong, Raja Ampat, and Kaimana. Main livelihood as fishermen or often called coastal people.

For example, the Biak people have always been famous. As great sailors sailing using boats armed with natural navigation tools. By looking at the position of the stars and the direction of the earth.

Along the north and west coast of Papua, even to the Maluku islands. It is said that in Tidore there is a village whose inhabitants come from Papua.

Because of their greatness at sea, they were appointed by Sultan Tidore. To become a naval force led by Gurabesi. Who came from Biak.

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Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing

Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands, Such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen, In addition to being good at sailing. The beaches people also have local knowledge. To protect water resources ranging from the mainland to the marine life in it.

How do Papuan traditions or customs protect the sea? Beginning with mythological beliefs. Then some of the local wisdom that they practice every day. Raja Ampat which is famously beautiful in the world. Is an example of how the Papuans maintain marine ecology.

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Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing. Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands. Such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen. The people of the coast of Papua strongly believe that the sea has supernatural powers. That can be a source of goodness. And prosperity for the community while maintaining harmony with the “ruler” of the sea.

On the other hand, there will be disasters such as high waves, bad weather, people who drown or are attacked by sharks. And reduced fishing catch for fishermen.

Sacred Areas

There are sacred areas of islands, beaches and seas that are guarded by Suanggi – sea demons. Everyone who passes through the area must greet and offer food.

Do not do bad things. Like throwing trash, saying dirty, catching sea turtles. And forbidden to go to sea when seeing whales.

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The existence of traditions in the form of myths. And symbols from nature inherited from these ancestors has shaped the habits. Or experiences of people about the “good day” of activities at sea by predicting natural conditions.

Such as climate, currents, waves, the migration of birds. To determine location a collection of fish, types of fish, turtles lay eggs. And other marine biota conditions.

The Rules of Tiyatiki and Sasi Nggama

For example, the indigenous people of the Tepra, Teluk Tanah Merah. Depapre, Papua practice the Tiyaitiki tradition.

An unwritten knowledge to regulate, manage, utilize. And participate in preserving marine and coastal resources.

The beach and the sea as a source of life. That must be maintained. So, they can be used by their offspring later.

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For Papuans, humans are part of nature that must be respected. Like land and sea. It is likened to a mother or mother who provides milk for her children. Namely the people who live or look for life.

If the mother’s milk is drained. Let alone damaged, she will die. That’s when many people are miserable or poor. Next Tiyatiki as a means of consolidating citizens. To remain compact as a family bond in wading through a very heavy. World life.


Almost similar to the Sasi Nggama custom. By the beach people of the tribes in Kaimana. The customary rules which cannot be violated by anyone.

The traditional elders first perform the ritual. Before going down to the sea. By telling the rules that must be obeyed.

Within a certain period of time citizens are invited to search for as much marine potential. By using simple tools. Such as fishing rods and Kalawai (sharp metal-eyed wooden spears). Prohibited from using bombs. Potassium or any type of poison.

When entering the prohibition period, there is no activity at sea.

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The purpose of resting to the sea is to provide opportunities for fish to breed. This rule is run twice a year. For those who violate will get social sanctions. In the form of being set aside by adat and forbidden again to go to sea. Until the sentence is revoked by the tribal chief.

To supervise the rules of the Sasi Nggama. Through the agreement of the tribal chiefs and local residents. Amarine police “patrol” was formed to patrol.

Balobe, Bemeti and Molo Traditions

The tradition of catching subsistence marine products. For daily food needs using simple equipment. By the people of Papua is cultural values in the form. Of local wisdom that helps support nature conservation efforts.

Such as in the Cenderawasih Bay and Raja Ampat Bay National Marine Parks. Which are very rich Marine biota. It is only permissible to use simple tools. Such as fishing rods without bait or Bacigi. So, as not to damage marine resources. Just to be able to live every day which is known as Balobe and Bemeti Traditions.

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Balobe is a tradition of searching for sea products at night. During the dark moon. By using a wooden spear tool commonly called Kalawai. At the end of the Kalawai, there is a sharp three-edged iron.

Only using the instincts of fishermen. Already know the right time by looking at natural conditions. The dark moon indicates that fish fats. Will not expand or have a limited vision so that the fish appear benign.

Assisted by Pelobe petromax lamps. They are very adept at stabbing their lances at their targets.


From Balobe, the Papuans bring home catches of fish, lobster, sea cucumbers, and octopus. Catching fish with kalawai does not damage the marine biota because the target of the spear is very selective. Unlike using poisonous materials, bombs or fish strum devices can damage the environment and dangerous for the pelobe itself.

Another way to catch fish done by children and adults is molo fish, which is catching fish by diving in the depths of the sea using molo glasses and equipped with wooden arrow guns. Throwing eject bullets from the sharpened ends.

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Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing. Papuans who live in coastal zones and islands, such as tribes on the coast of Jayapura, Sarmi, Biak-Numfor, Yapen, The longest tradition since fishing gears have not been found in Papua are bameti like the Mariadei tribe of Yapen Islands Regency. Bameti is the activity of picking up marine products when the tide is low or the language of the sea is meti, taking place at night or during the day. Especially the sloping and overhanging coastal areas so that at low tide visible small pools and rocks.

In contrast to balobe which is usually done by fishermen, bameti activities are usually carried out by each family to fill leisure time while recreation, and to be used as a place to meet with other families in one village.

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Use makeshift equipment such as arrows from sticks that use rubber bands and then fired; pruning shells, and basin/catcher catchers. Look for reef fish, stranded lobster shrimp and various types of seashells, bia / oysters. Usually, the game is eaten by the beach and the rest is taken home to be eaten alone or distributed to neighbours.

Asmat Traditions Catch Fish

Thus the Asmat people who live at the mouth of the tidal river and swamps have their own way of survival. They are able to make webs from woven sago leaves. The net is used to capture fish in river mouths.

The method is very simple by throwing the net into the sea and then pulled in mutual cooperation. Due to the nature of river mouths that contain a lot of mud, it is very difficult when fishing nets are pulled to the coast. To outsmart them, they tether the nets or nets at high tide and then be pulled back when the water recedes. This shows that local techniques and knowledge have grown naturally in Papuan society.

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Customary Rules Saving the Sea

Reading the culture of indigenous Papuans about the relationship with the coastal areas above has given birth to customary rules regarding fishing patterns, systems to protect and preserve marine resources, and to take care of the lives of fishing communities living in coastal and island areas.

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Although these rules have not been made in writing but are delivered verbally in every custom event or ritual, such as prohibiting bombing, poisoning and anaesthesia, electric shock, removal of coral reefs, and other materials that can damage the environment and another biota. Likewise, it prohibits cutting or damaging woody trees on the coast or coast such as mangrove, ketapang and sago trees, and prohibits capturing protected marine biota such as dolphins and turtles. Hopefully.

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Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know

Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know

Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know

Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know – When you get bored doing your work routine. One of the things you can do to refresh your mind so you don’t get stressed out is to travel.

Regarding the tour, there are many places and types of tourism in Indonesia that is actually a pity to miss. One of the tourist attractions in question is Raja Ampat tourism.

Raja Ampat Resort. Have you ever visited this tour? If not, on this occasion you can get more knowledge. Because, what was discussed this time is Raja Ampat travel guide.

Today, most Indonesians have heard of Raja Ampat, although many have never visited it. Before discussing further Raja Ampat travel guides, you can listen to an additional introduction related to this tour.

Raja Ampat is one of a group of islands in Papua. The islands in the eastern provinces of Indonesia are said to have been named based on myths or local legend.

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Raja Ampat Travel You Need To Know When Is The Right Time

As an opening to the Raja Ampat tour guide. The first thing to think about. When you want to take a trip to one of the popular tours. In eastern Indonesia is the following trip with accommodation.

Raja Ampat Resort. For those who come from as far away as Jakarta, you can use plane transportation that departs for Sorong Papua. There are many aviation transportation service providers to choose from.

Booking tickets now is not a hassle because you can book plane tickets online. In fact, ordering tickets to go home from Sorong to the city where you live is also available.

What about the ticket price? For those who choose good aviation transportation services, the price must be of course not a little.

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Domine Eduard Osok Sorong Airport

After travelling for several hours, you will arrive at Domine Eduard Osok Sorong airport. From the airport, you have to travel again to the port.

To arrive at the port in question, you can choose to use one of 3 transportation vehicle options.

The three choices referred to in the Raja Ampat tour guide are public transportation. Motorbike alias motorcycle taxi, and rental car.

For those who don’t mind the budget alias, using a rental car is the first choice that can be chosen.

Conversely, for those who want a backpacker-style vacation where costs are minimized. Public transportation services are the most appropriate solution.

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Public Transportation

Especially for those who use public transportation, you can ride public transportation that has a yellow appearance. If it is not jammed, the trip can be taken in just 10 minutes.

Upon arrival at the port, you can also choose what kind of marine vehicle you want to ride. This port generally provides two types of ships, fast boats and slow boats.

If you want to use a fast boat, you should check the day and time the ship operates. Why? Every day, fast boats only have 1-2 departure schedules.

Raja Ampat Resort. For Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for example, there is only one departure schedule, which is 2 pm WIT.

For days other than those days, there are 2 scheduled departures, which are 9 am and 2 pm.

Then, how about a slow ship? Slow ships have a more flexible schedule than fast boats.

It’s just that the trip time with a slow boat is 2 hours longer than a fast boat. Even so, the cost of transporting slow ships is certainly cheaper than the cost of fast boats.

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Namely Waisai

For those who are looking for information on Raja Ampat travel guides. Especially related to transportation, there is one more travel option to choose from.

Travel transportation in question is by using a plane that departs from Sorong airport to the capital of Raja Ampat. Namely Waisai.

However, to use this special service, you must contact the service provider via telephone first.

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Raja Ampat Travel You Need To Know What Can Be Found There?

The next important point that those who want to explore Raja Ampat travel guides. In order to get a pleasant vacation is to know which places are interesting to go and what can be found from these tourist attractions.

As mentioned in the beginning, Raja Ampat is a group of many islands. Among the many islands there are, there are four main islands that are famous among tourists.

The four islands are Misool, Waigeo, Batanta, and Salawati. Each island has its own beauty.

For example, in Misool. Located in the southern part of Raja Ampat, you can enjoy a variety of terrestrial and marine diversity.

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Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know What Beach To See

Because it is surrounded by the sea. Several island regions in Raja Ampat have several beach attractions that are no less interesting than other places.

Raja Ampat Resort. In fact, some beaches look exotic because they are not widely known.

If you are interested, you can enjoy the beauty of Raja Ampat Misool Island. By stopping at one of its white-sand beaches, Banos Beach.

Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know What Various Marine Biota Can Be Found

The existence of Raja Ampat travel guides will greatly help those who have never been and don’t know anything about this tour, especially regarding what can be witnessed while visiting.

You need to know, that Raja Ampat is a paradise for various types of fish and marine life. At this location, there are about 1,300 species of fish that live among coral reefs.

To watch the marine life, you can rent a boat that is equipped with special features basically. So, you can see the beauty of the seabed from the boat.

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Raja Ampat Travel You Need to Know What Various Animal Birds Are There

In addition to the soothing ocean view, you can also see various species of birds. That live in the Sapokren, Sawinggrai, or Yenwaupnor areas.

One type of bird that is not typical Papua that can not be found elsewhere is the Bird of Paradise. Which has feathers like a rainbow colour.

Raja Ampat Resort. In addition to Cenderawasih, you can also see other types of birds such as Cockatoo, Eagle, and so on.

View of Karst and Waterfall

Although it consists of many islands, it does not mean that all the tours offered by the Raja Ampat government are beaches and sea.

Visitors who want to see what the natural atmosphere of the Raja Ampat highlands. Can do is to explore karst islands. Such as those on Wayag island. Or explore the forest to find waterfalls and water sources.

Culture Tour

In addition to some of the above, you who are on vacation with your family can do a lot of energy-intensive tourist activities such as visits to various Raja Ampat cultural areas.

If interested, you can make a visit to the village of Arborek which offers handicrafts such as bags. You can also learn how to carve wood from indigenous Papuan art craftsmen, the Asmat Tribe.

If you are lucky, you can also see cultural attractions or special ceremonies held by native Waigeo residents. For many tourists who invite their families, Raja Ampat travel guides especially those related to culture are more sought after.

Raja Ampat Travel Guide: Many Adventure Activities Done

Raja Ampat travel guide for those who like adventure tourism activities can be listened to through the following explanation. For foreign tourists or domestic tourists who invite their spouse, coworkers, or close friends, there are several types of adventure tourism that can be done in Raja Ampat. Some of them are:

Diving Aka Diving

Diving or diving is one of the many tourist activities that are popular with tourists when visiting Raja Ampat. Of the many spots, the diving spot in the southern part of Waigeo is a favourite of tourists.

Even so, there are other diving spots that are also interesting. Some examples are in Batanta, West Waigeo, and Kofiau.

Raja Ampat Resort. In general, each location has a special area for beginner to professional divers.


Snorkelling is a type of tourist activity that is also widely done by tourists. Like diving activities, Raja Ampat travel guides related to this activity are still associated with complete equipment for snorkelling.

Raja Ampat Resort. So, that nothing bad happens. Snorkelling is generally used as an alternative for tourists who do not want to try diving.

Sailing alias Sailing

Some tourist sites in Raja Ampat also provide facilities such as boats that want to try sailing, aka sailing. However, the costs required to rent a sailboat along with other necessary safety equipment may not be cheap. Therefore, before you can check first how much it costs to be paid and whether the budget is sufficient for these activities.


Raja Ampat Resort. Kayaking is one of the water sports carried out using kayaks, which is a special boat that usually only holds one person. Although less popular with diving, kayaking is also a favourite of tourists, especially foreign tourists.


If you are someone who likes fishing, it never hurts to try out fishing experiences in the Raja Ampat region. If you want to be more practical, you can fish while sailing, aka sailing.

Raja Ampat Resort. Raja Ampat travel guide related to fishing activities is not catching fish or other protected marine animals.

For those who are interested, you can use your own equipment or rent a fishing gear along with other fishing needs around Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat Travel Guide: Costs and Accommodation

In this Raja Ampat tour guide, one thing that is also considered important is the cost and accommodation needed. You will later need a lot of money to buy a round trip ticket.

Not only that, but you also need a budget to rent accommodation because usually, Raja Ampat tours will last several days.

Besides that, also prepare the additional budget if you want to try out the various culinary available in Raja Ampat. If you do not want to be bothered with the following financial arrangements, you can use the services of a tour and travel agency.

So, it can be concluded that Raja Ampat travel guide is not simple. For those who do not use the services of a travel agency, you should really think about how the following financial arrangements with the itinerary alias travel agenda upon arrival there.

Raja Ampat Resort. If you use a travel agency, you may only need to prepare personal items that need to be carried, such as clothes, medicine boxes, cameras, and so on.



Enter Raja Ampat From Sorong

Enter Raja Ampat from Sorong 

Enter Raja Ampat From Sorong 

Enter Raja Ampat from Sorong – The long journey from Germany-Switzerland-to Indonesia. Which lasted 2 days and nights. Even though using the plane was very tiring. But, the fatigue was gone so seconds saw the beauty of Raja Ampat in plain sight.

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Raja Ampat Resort. Enter Raja Ampat From Sorong. From Makassar, we flew to Sorong. Taking only 2 hours 15 minutes, we arrived there. At DEO airport aka Dominique Eduard Osok, we were greeted. By a wall depicting native tribal girls and an attractive view.

Welcome to Domine Eduard Osok Sorong.” Or “Welcome to Domine Eduard Osok Sorong Airport.

Taking 2 baggage between engine speeds. We exited the airport. Ah, someone’s already picked up. It was late afternoon, we were escorted to the best hotel in Sorong.

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Exploring The City

Raja Ampat Resort. I might be too hopeful to meet a gracious and friendly receptionist. My eyes staring at the man.

Hmm. It’s different. At night, we took a walk exploring the city.

I had to queue at dawn to buy diesel. Stocks often run out. So, I had to buy quickly.

The light of an angkot driver. Who looked like Daihatsu Semarang we were riding in. The colour is yellow, not orange.

Because there were no assistants, the driver tied the door with a rope. So that, it was easy to pull and not run.

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He said the transport price of Rp. 20,000 per person. And for special orders that don’t include routes could start from Rp. 50,000 to hundreds of thousands. Depending on where.

For Europe, it’s still cheap. But not for the standard price of Indonesian public transportation. My head shook.

Why is that? Isn’t there a Kasim refinery in Sorong which produces thousands of barrels of crude oil? It means that if it was imported from Kalimantan. It can now be independent.” I protest.

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Before coming to Sorong, I was reading and reading. Because, I was surprised that the price of fuel was exorbitant there. So, that tourism to Raja Ampat couldn’t be cheap.

The price, in my opinion, can’t be justified.

Buk, crude oil can’t be directly used by motorized vehicles. If it is processed in Jakarta, then we have to go to Sorong again. It’s long and expensive.” explained my husband.

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Berlin Wall

Raja Ampat Resort. We have arrived at Jalan Yos Sudarso, Kampung Baru, a place that is said to attract tourists to visit. The Berlin Wall, its name. Berlin is the capital of Germany, where I migrate.

Why is there the name of the Berlin Wall on Sorong? What is the picture of the barrier that forms a barrier? Similar to in Germany? Has it collapsed or is it still standing? Who was there?

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All were answered in the midnight light. Basic night blindness, my eyes are not clear looking at anything. In the famous local tourist area.

Why, where’s the wall?

My feet go up the barrier that people usually sit on. Zinc which covered the beach reclamation project invited my eyes to catch heavy equipment. Several project cars and a handful of people across there.

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Education In Raja Ampat Is Alarming

Education in Raja Ampat is Alarming

Education In Raja Ampat Is Alarming

Education in Raja Ampat is Alarming – The condition of education in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. Is alarming. Some schools do not have adequate teachers. And classrooms.

In fact, we live in a regency where there is a lot of money. But, just to build an education, it is half dead.” Sayid, a resident of Raja Ampat, said yesterday.

Poor schooling and teaching and learning process, Due to bureaucratic apparatus not working seriously.

“There’s a lot of money being corrupted. If it’s like that, how do you want to build. A good education.” He said.

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With a ‘half-hearted’ educational condition, Conservation International. And The Nature Conservancy finally work together. To educate children in Raja Ampat. A ship named Kalabia was launched. To help children on the islands of counting and reading.

The 32-meter long vessel holds 24 passengers. Including 8 crew members.

Kalabia itself is the local name. For the North Papuan endemic shark species “walking shark.” This fish runs on the ground with fins. Which is a new type of the genus Hemiscylliidae.

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The ship has spent all of its time travelling in Raja Ampat. Which has 88 villages. Every 3 days there are around 30 students participating in it.

Inside the ship, learning facilities are provided. Equipped with two canoes that. Can be used to bring children snorkelling. And reach mangrove areas.

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Besides that, there are also libraries and audio. And video equipment for learning purposes. Unfortunately, the ship is temporarily docked. But, the Sailing While Learning program is not lost. We keep going.

Said Indonesia’s Coordinator for Public Relations and Outreach Conservation International. Abraham Goram.

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Albert Nebore, CI’s Program Manager at Raja Ampat. Said that the Environmental Education Program on the Kalabia Ship was directed at shaping behavioural changes. That were pro-conservation.

Children are a long-term target. If we want to discuss the issue of changing behavioural conservation. For the availability of natural resources in a sustainable manner.” He explained.

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat itself has its capital in Waisai. The Regency has 610 islands.

Four of them, namely Misool Island, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo.

Of the entire island, only 35 islands are inhabited, while the other islands are empty.

As an archipelago, the only inter-island transportation is sea transportation.

Likewise, to reach Waisai, the district capital.

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The available transportation facilities. There are fast boats with a capacity of 10, 15 or 30 people.

Historically, the Raja Ampat Islands have four traditional kingdoms, each of which is the kingdom of Waigeo. With the centre of its authority on Wewayai, Waigeo Island.

Then the kingdom of Salawati, with the centre of power in Samate, North Salawati island.

Sailolof Kingdom with the centre of power in Sailolof, South Salawati Island. And Misol Kingdom, with the centre of power in Lilinta, Misool Island.

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Raja Ampat Sea Area

The Raja Ampat Sea Area covers more than 85% of the Raja Ampat area. This condition is inversely proportional to the land area. This is, of course, the main attraction for Raja Ampat. Especially in the eyes of divers.

The famous diving spots in Raja Ampat, include Cape Kri. Which is not far from Mansuar island, the Blue Magic which has beautiful coral. Or the waters around Arborek island which is a Manta Stingray habitat.

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Fish species that live in these waters exceed the number of land animal species. The world’s divers love Raja Ampat. Because, of the biological wealth possessed by its underwater paradise. To call Raja Ampat the Underwater Sea of the World.

Many unique marine species such as wobbegong (a type of cuttlefish/squid), mini seahorses. Or even large fish such as sharks, manta rays, and legendary mermaids.

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Divers also often find and swim with a collection of Tuna, Giant Trevally, or Snappers.

In fact, dangerous fish such as Barracuda often accompany divers when enjoying the beauty of the Raja Ampat underwater ecosystem.

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Things To Bring When Traveling To Raja Ampat

5 Items You Must Bring When Traveling to Raja Ampat

5 Items You Must Bring When Traveling to Raja Ampat

Things To Bring When Traveling To Raja Ampat – For travelers who like snorkeling and diving, it could be that Raja Ampat, Papua is on the list of places you are after. The stunning underwater scenery has successfully spoiled the eyes of local and foreign tourists for a long time.

Planning to Raja Ampat in the near future? The ticket and accommodation are done, don’t forget to bring these five items, so that your traveling will run smoothly. Find out more here!

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