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Doberai Private Island, a resort owned and run by Indonesian.

Experience local tradition with high standard. In tropical dive resort services. Doberai Private Island provides a uniquely Indonesian hospitality.

As previous satisfied guests did, experience yourself our motto:

Come as Guests. Stay as Family. Leave as Friend.

Doberai Private Island occupies a 70 ha natural wonderfull exclusive island privately. Named Urai, only 25 minutes from Waisai, the Capital City of Raja Ampat district. The exclusivity and privacy are guaranteed would be yours.

Doberai Private Island located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. On the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat, or the four Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, & the smaller island of Kofiau.

The name of Raja Ampat, comes from local mythology. That tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings. That occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other 3 become a ghost, a woman & a stone.

Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated from Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia.

It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces. Of land in the Australian continent.

Although accessing Raja Ampat’s islands isn’t that difficult. It takes some time. It takes four hours flight from Jakarta. The capital city of Indonesia to Sorong. Then. taking the boat to reach the islands is necessary.

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Papua Sea and Traditional Fishing

Guarding The Papua Sea with Balobe, Bemeti and Molo Tradition

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.

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 beach 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 everyday. Raja Ampat which is famously beautiful in the world is an example of how the Papuans maintain the marine ecology.

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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.

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 about 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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Enter Raja Ampat From Sorong

Sorong, Raja Ampat Entrance

Sorong, Raja Ampat Entrance

Enter Raja Ampat From Sorong – The long journey from Germany-Switzerland-to Indonesia which lasted two 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.

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 two 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. I might be too hopeful to meet a gracious and friendly receptionist, my eyes staring at the man. Hmmm, it’s different. At night, we took a walk exploring the city.

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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 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.

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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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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Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat – The Raja Ampat Regency is a region that is very unique with a series of islands both large and small, which greatly influences both the state of the language and its speakers as well as the culture and social systems adopted by the people in this region. In addition, this area is a border area between language and cultural groups in the west, namely language and culture groups in the Maluku Islands and language and culture groups in Papua.

Spread of Languages in Raja Ampat. With geographical conditions, which are the archipelago and westernmost regions of the New Guinea archipelago, the Raja Ampat Islands are anthropologically and linguistically areas that are called an area of diversity. The term diversity is very appropriate to be used to describe the cultural and linguistic situation which is a blend of the culture and native language of Raja Ampat with the culture and language brought by migrants, both from other regions in Papua and outside Papua. This blend of culture and language has been happening for centuries.

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The Best Floating Resort in Indonesia

The Best Floating Resort in IndonesiaDoberai Private Island just recently chosen as one of the 7 best floating resort in Indonesia. Out of 7 best floating resort in Indonesia, Doberai is considered is the only resort that occupies a private island individually. This makes Doberai Private Island unique as a resort. Further more, Doberai Private Island is owned and run by local owner. Hence, the concept of the resort is fully Indonesian taste, in terms of personal services, food, ambiance, and of course hospitality.

Despite of run and owned by , local owner, with Indonesian concept, the resort guaranty that the standard follows and meets International standard, when it comes to safety and conviniency.

One of the best thing with Doberai Private Island is that the motto “come as guests, stay as family, and leave as friends” This motto is obviously visbile to the guests.

It is Tropikala, a website currently gets around 14,000 pageviews per month, has decided to convincingly reward Doberai Private Island the title. It is a vivid acknowledgment of our existence in the business.

Doberai Private Island One of The Best Floating Resort in Indonesia

Doberai Private Island One of The Best Floating Resort in Indonesia

This is what Tropikala says about us: For a taste of true Indonesian hospitality, Doberai Private Island is a superb choice. The resort is owned and run by locals and prides itself on delivering authentic Indonesian accommodation. Found in Raja Ampat, Doberai is surrounded by some of the best, most biodiverse dive sites in the world. On land, untouched rainforests are just waiting to be explored by adventurous guests.

You can read the full article here.

While Doberai’s surroundings are quite wild, its amenities are certainly not. Visitors can enjoy the unique and delicious flavors of local dishes that are only found in this corner of the world. If you’re looking for an authentic cultural experience and true island getaway, Doberai Eco Resort is the place to go.

Preparation Before Going to Raja Ampat

Going to Raja Ampat? This is The Preparation

Preparation Before Going to Raja Ampat

PREPARATION BEFORE GOING TO RAJA AMPAT – Raja Ampat is one of millions of gifts given by God to the people of Indonesia. How not, tread Raja Ampat as far as the eye can see, as far as the foot stepped only the beauty and beauty found. And everything is still natural, clean, and the people are one with that beauty. All care for and maintain that beauty.

In Raja Ampat we can enjoy the blue sea as much as possible, a group of beautiful coral islands mememesona, hundreds of species of coral reefs and fish, as well as the friendliness of its inhabitants. Therefore, you need to be prepared more if you really want to enjoy the paradise that fell to the Black Pearl earth.

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Travel To Raja Ampat For Holiday Or Vacation

First Time to Raja Ampat

Travel To Raja Ampat

Travel To Raja Ampat – Raja Ampat, West Papua has become a dream destination for many people. But before you make up your mind to visit Raja Ampat, there are a few things you need to know to be a careful consideration and preparation. KompasTravel in the Lovely Raja Ampat Festival held on 18-21 October 2016 at Waisai Torang Cinta Beach, Raja Ampat summarized a number of things that must be prepared when visiting Raja Ampat as follows:

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