Raja Ampat is Beautiful

Raja Ampat is Beautiful

Raja Ampat is Beautiful

Raja Ampat is the belle of Indonesia’s tourism world.

You know, its popularity has spread to local tourists to foreign tourists!

Many foreign tourists are fascinated. By the natural beauty, that is owned by Raja Ampat. OMG!

Its name is also famous in various countries. And various circles. rajaampatdoberai.com

One of the tourist attractions in Indonesia, has extraordinary underwater beauty. Very amazing, right?

Located in Waisai Regency, West Papua Province.

Raja Ampat has 610 very beautiful islands.

Among which are Misool, Salawati, Balanta and Waigeo islands.

Also Read : Boost Tourism Raja Ampat

However, of these islands, only 35 are inhabited.

While the rest haven’t been touched. And haven’t even been named.

Here it is the charm that you can only find in Raja Ampat. Yippy!

1. The Best Diving Spot – Raja Ampat is Beautiful

Diving Spot in Raja Ampat

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The beauty under the sea of Raja Ampat can no longer be doubted.

This location is the best diving. And snorkelling spot in the world. COOL!

As many as 75% of the world’s marine life is found on this island. Very amazing, right?

You should try to dive in these waters. And start to explore the underwater world.

This diving spot is located in the village of Arborek. rajaampatdoberai.com

In addition to diving, you can also interact directly.

With local residents while enjoying the beauty. Of the villages that are served.

The people in this village are very friendly. And will smile at you. Hehe

They are also ready to welcome with open arms. WOW!

Also Read : How To True Enjoy Raja Ampat

2. The Natural Beauty is Unmatched

Island in Raja Ampat

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Many say that Misool is very beautiful. Even you can only be said.

To touch Raja Ampat when you have travelled here.

This is where the journey. Of Eastern Indonesia begins! rajaampatdoberai.com

During the trip, you’ll find various kinds. Of tours in Indonesia that you meet.

Many also can’t define it for sure. Because the beauty that is served. By Raja Ampat is extraordinary.

3. Lagoon in Star Lagoon

This lagoon is a star that can pamper you. You can see and differentiate which places should be exposed to.

Only from the cliff. You’ll immediately be fascinated. By its beauty. Very amazing, right?

4. Many Exotic Islands – Raja Ampat is Beautiful

Raja Ampat is Beautiful

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BTW, have you ever heard of Wayag?

The coral clad in green. In the middle of a very blue ocean presents.

An extraordinary panorama. Makes it not so global.

You can take photos with amazingly great backgrounds.

5. Sunbathe on The Sand Arise

The island is only filled with white sand. On the middle of the blue ocean.

Making this place so unique! And visited by tourists on board.

The location of the island arises close to Mansuar Island. If the water is receding. White sand that arises is increasingly clearly visible. WOW!

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6. See Birds of Paradise Directly

Birds of Paradise

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So, are you often curious, about the sightings of the birds of paradise?

For those of you who are curious. And, want to see the bird of paradise directly.

Located in the village of Sawinggrai. You’ll really be able to see this bird.

If it turns out there are no birds. That show themselves in front of you. Don’t be disappointed! Hehe

Because, there are still other places that are very cool. rajaampatdoberai.com

Thus the charm of one of the many tours. In Indonesia that are very popular.

And well known. In foreign countries.

Tempted to come?

Humm BTW, what number are you interested in?

Also Read : Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson

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 uniquely Indonesian hospitality.

As previous satisfied guests did, experience yourself our motto:

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

Why choose us?

We are beautiful. Yep. The first and the nearest. Private island resort in Raja Ampat. And we design the distribution of bungalows. As such to maintain exclusivity. Even for group guests.

It as optional types of bungalows. Eco overwater bungalow. Of Course and land-based AC bungalows. All with private bathrooms of course.

Raja Ampat Eco Resort. Keep improving our facilities. And services. Allowing us to obtain HALL OF FAME. From Tripadvisor. In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. And Certificate of Excellent. In 2019.


Our 70 ha private island. Is located only 25 minutes from Waisai. It’s surrounded by Kabui bay at the back. And Waigeo Island. On the left and right side. These circumstances make the beaches extremely safe. Even for kids to go swimming, snorkelling & canoeing. Around the island.

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 4 Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the 4 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 7 eggs. 4 of the 7 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.

Types of Bungalows

To accommodate preferences from the guests. We have 2 types of the bungalow. For the one. Who prefers a natural lifestyle. Eco overwater bungalow. (7 units). Suit for them.

The design & material. All stem from local. So that. Our guests could experience the real local taste. Another type. Island-based AC bungalows. (7 units).

These two types of bungalows. Are located on different beaches. That could not allow them to hear & see each other.

This circumstance gives group guests. To enjoy their party. Without disturbing guests. In eco bungalows.


Boost Tourism Raja Ampat

Boost Tourism in Raja Ampat

Boost Tourism in Raja Ampat

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat – To advance the attractiveness of tourism destinations in Papua. 2 cultural festivals will be held at the same time. First, the Asmat Cultural Festival, on Yos Sudarso Square. Asmat, Papua, on 20 to 25 October.

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Secondly, the Raja Ampat Festival & Travel Mart. at Raja Ampat Waisai Tourism Beach, West Papua, from 20 to 23 October.

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat

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According to Fathul Bahri, Secretary of the Directorate General of Tourism Marketing of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Kemenbudpar). His party supports the implementation of these two festivals.

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In addition to preserving local culture. The festival is able to attract domestic and foreign tourists to visit Papua.

These two events are part of the Know Your Country Love Your Country program. Which introduces the beauty of Papua and West Papua. In the frame of Wonderful Indonesia.” Fathul said at a press conference in Jakarta. On Monday (9/26).

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Boost Tourism Raja Ampat . This year’s Asmat Cultural Festival is held for the 26th time. Since 1981. This year there will be cultural arts performances, dance competitions. Carving competitions, kayaking competitions. Rowing competitions, and enlivened by carving auctions.

According to the Regional Secretary of the Asmat Regency, Elisa Kambu. Her party wants to build the Asmat. On a cultural pillar. rajaampatdoberai.com

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat

Since long time ago, the Asmat district in southern Papua has been famous for carving. Elisa Kambu said that the participants in the carving competition will be given 2 hours to finish the carving.

Participants will show their ability to carve. At the peak of the event. Their work will be auctioned off.” Elisa said.

In the previous year’s festival, Asmat had received many foreign tourists from Australia, Germany, Japan and Korea.

While the series of events in the Raja Ampat Festival & Travel Mart. Which was only held for the second time, will take place cultural arts performances, photo contests, seminars on diving. And underwater photography.

Also Read : Raja Ampat Coral Valuable Lesson

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat . The local government intends to make this event an annual event.

According to Nico Ramandei, Head of the Raja Ampat Culture and Tourism Service Destination Division. The promotion of marine tourism. And nature tourism is a superior program to be promoted.

Considering there are 160 islands with an area of ​​64 km.

In addition to diving and snorkelling. Tourists can also enjoy the chirping of birds or bird watching. On the big islands in Raja Ampat.” explained Nico, saying tourists really want to see the Red Cenderawasih.

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat

In addition, many tourists also want to feel the sensation of feeding fish. In the Raja Ampat sea which is very rich in coral reefs.

Unlike the Asmat, Raja Ampat is the most visited. By tourists from Europe and America.

Tourists from Australia and Asia are relatively few.” Nico said.

Boost Tourism Raja Ampat . Both the Raja Ampat and Asmat governments agreed to hold a cultural festival at the same time. In the coming years.

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With this, both of them hope that the tourism sector in Papua and West Papua can develop.

So, the problem of transportation access, which has been a problem can be overcome.



Sharing In Selpele Raja Ampat

Selpele Raja Ampat

Travel to Raja Ampat, Don't Forget to Share in Selpele Village - A Review from Our Visitors

Selpele Raja Ampat – One of our visitors wrote about Doberai Private Island and his experience in exploring the beauty of Raja Ampat. rajaampatdoberai.com

“Traveling around Indonesia is no less interesting than travelling abroad. In addition to increasing knowledge about the cultural diversity of the archipelago, this activity makes us love Indonesia more. – Raja Ampat Resort

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Sharing In Selpele Raja Ampat. For me personally, travelling is not only to please myself and to get tired from work routines. However, travelling is also a time for sharing. In November 2018, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to explore Raja Ampat, West Papua with colleagues.”

Also Read : 6 Best Food Of Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is one of the ten best marine tourism destinations in the world (according to divein.com) with spectacular maritime views. So proud to be an Indonesian who has a beautiful tourist destination. WOW!

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Reach The Raja Ampat Area

To reach the Raja Ampat area, I took a flight from Jakarta to Sorong, West Papua, about 6-7 hours with one transit in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Tip if you want to come here, take a night flight to land tomorrow morning in Sorong and can directly explore.

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Arriving at Sorong, I continued to travel by sea. Departing from the fishing port to the inn on Urai Island, about 2-3 hours by speed boat.

Urai Island, is strategically located between the Raja Ampat island destinations. I stayed at Doberai Private Island, a resort on a 70 hectare protected forest island.

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A glimpse of where to stay, Doberai means peninsula according to the local language. Having a concept of full in privacy, the beauty of Raja Ampat is enjoyed in a quiet. And friendly atmosphere with nature.

There are 2 lodging choices. Namely Eco Resort facing the beach without air conditioning. And Deluxe Resort which is air-conditioned.

Also Read : Under Water Paradise Raja Ampat

We can read in full here.

Thank you for visiting Doberai Private Island.

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Visitor’s Review On Wayag Island

Visitor’s Review On Wayag Island

Visitor's Review On Wayag Island

Visitor’s Review On Wayag Island – One of our visitors wrote about Doberai Private Island and his experience in Raja Ampat. rajaampatdoberai.com

“Wayag Island is one of the tourism icons in Raja Ampat, West Papua, which is a coral hills area. This place is quite far from Urai Island, where I stay which also has a beautiful view. Approximately 3-4 hours of travel must be taken by speedboat to pass through the Halmahera Sea to the exotic region.

Raja Ampat Resort. Other activities that can be done in Wayag besides climbing the coral hill, namely: snorkeling, playing and feeding sharks, and visiting the Selpele fishing village while sharing with local residents.”

In this article I will tell you the thrill of overcoming fear in Wayag. The adventure starts with the challenge of climbing a rocky hill then playing and feeding sharks.

Visitor’s Review On Wayag Island. There are two peaks of Wayag, which are 80 meters high and 100 meters high. When I visited, the 100 meter high hill was full of tourists. Finally, my colleagues and I decided to climb the 80 meter high hill.

Steep climbing area with a slope of almost 90 degrees. Had wondered whether I was able to reach its peak or not. However, I got rid of doubts and tried to conquer that fear. Testimonials of visitors who have reached the summit said the view was beautiful. You never know until you try. So, I try!

We can read in full here.

Thank you for visiting Doberai Private Island.



Amazed By The Beauty of Piaynemo Raja Ampat

Piaynemo Raja Ampat

Enchanted Piaynemo Enchantment and Raja Ampat Sea - A Review from Our Visitors

Piaynemo Raja Ampat – One of our visitors, wrote about Doberai Private Island. And also, his experience in Raja Ampat. rajaampatdoberai.com

“Visiting the island of Piaynemo. Is a mandatory agenda. When exploring Raja Ampat, West Papua. The island is located in Pam Village. West Waigeo District. From Doberai Private Island Urai Island, where I stayed. Piaynemo was 2-3 hours by 2x200pk powered speedboat. WOW!”

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Amazed, by The Beauty of Piaynemo Raja Ampat. One of the considerations, I chose to stay on the island of Urai. Besides its beautiful beaches is, its strategic location. The distance from here, to various Raja Ampat island destinations, isn’t too far. When compared to staying. In the city of Sorong.”

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Raja Ampat Resort. If you stay overnight in Sorong. It’ll take you 3-4 hours to sail to Piaynemo. Depending on the power. Of the speedboat engine used. If you stay on the island of Urai, then the sea journey is shorter. And, more destinations can be visited. Yippy!

Moreover, on Doberai Private Island there is a Raja Ampat Eco Resort. Which directly faces the sea. So, the experience of staying in Raja Ampat is MORE special! WOW!

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The availability of electricity, in the Raja Ampat islands, is still limited. OMG! On Urai Island, the electricity goes off at 07.00. And will turn on again around 17.00. OMG!

Therefore, don’t forget to charge electronic equipment. Such as smartphones, cameras, power banks. And drones at night. Flashlights can be taken in case an emergency occurs.

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Continue to tell about Piaynemo. This island is a karst hill island. Full of green trees. Climbing the hill is easy. Because, the stairs have been built up to the top. Around 300 wooden stairs. Are ready to be explored by visitors. And yep, make sure your body is FIT to climb!

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We can read in full, here.

Thank you, for visiting Doberai Private Island. XO!

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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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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. rajaampatdoberai.com

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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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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. rajaampatdoberai.com

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.