Papua Province Travel Guide

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Sorong

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Wamena

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Jayapura

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Pulau Biak

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Merauke

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Kaimana

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Pulau Gag

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Biak

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Tembagapura

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Raja Ampat

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Sorong

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  • To the Raya Ampat islands

    Sorong Transportation

    There are daily ferries between Sorong and Waisai (abaut 10 km northeast of Saonek), capital of the Raja Ampat district on the island of Waigeo. Ferries leave Sorong at 13.00 hrs and the journey takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. The return ferry from Waisai to Sorong leaves around 11.0 am. There are also speedboats for rent at Sorong (Rp....

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  • Money Makes The World Go Around

    Sorong Warnings and Dangers

    Make sure you change plenty of money before heading into the interior and stock up on 100 Rp notes. Rupiah can usually be obtained in Wewak from the Westpac Bank, although the exchange rate is not as good as in Indonesia. You can get rupiah in banks in Jayapura, Biak, Wamena, Sorong and probably other main towns and, for a reasonable rate, at the...

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  • SWAMP

    Sorong Off The Beaten Path

    Because of the movements of the 2 giant plates of the Pacific and Australian plate, Papua was posted between the two. An island with many mangrove swamps and famous for it as the largest of Indonesian islands.Just behind our house the swamps were the places where the danger spied. For little boys a paradise to explore, to fish and, I was so "happy"...

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Wamena

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    Wamena Warnings and Dangers

    Make a clear price agreement with yor guide, especially when you want to make a overnight trip. What is included: tansport, food, porters, ...So you will not have some surprises en route.

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  • Baliem Valley Resort

    Wamena Hotels

    Appearently the only hotel in Wamena for online booking

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  • guides

    Wamena Favorites

    When you arrive at the airport, the guides are waiting for customers. Ask a few to come to the hotel and ask them about the trips and do some small talk, so you know about his English speaking (if needed), after that you can decide which one you want to hire. The hotel staff can also tell he is reliable or not.Our guide Kosman Kogoya was...

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Jayapura

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Pulau Biak

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  • World War II Stuff

    Pulau Biak Off The Beaten Path

    Around the Island you can find many World War 'junk' like parts of the plane. There's a small museum near the entrance of Japanese cave, plenty cool WWII stuff.Biak had great strategic significance during World War II, when the Japanese occupied the island.The soldiers occupied three large rooms built inside the cave. The Japanese soldiers managed...

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  • Cafe with a Great View

    Pulau Biak Restaurants

    If you like to enjoy the great food with a great view of the ocean, this is just the place to be. Located just beside the Padaido Hotel. Try the most favorite juice in town and the tourist, Sirsak Juice!

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  • Fresh Soup Kepala Ikan

    Pulau Biak Restaurants

    Arumbai restaurant provides local and international taste. The restaurant is located just inside the hotel, its open for public. But do keep in mind that they have 'siesta break' at noon, from 14.00 - 17.00 Try the one the my favorite dish, Soup Kepala Ikan (fish soup). You can just imidietly smell the freshness of this soup!

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Merauke

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    by biawak Updated Dec 10, 2004

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    Wasur is the only place in Indonesia where you can go on a "safari" like in Africa. While most of Indonesia's wildlife are concealed in rainforest habitats, you can drive around Wasur (in the dry season) and watch lots of wildlife: Timor deer (introduced), Agile wallabies (smaller kangaroos), cockatoos, lories etc. If you are familiar with prices of pet cockatoos in the US or Europe, you will literally see tens of thousands of US Dollars flying by!

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    • Eco-Tourism

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Kaimana

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  • Matuto Petroglyphs

    Kaimana Off The Beaten Path

    There are a few remote locations in Papua and the neighboring islands that have petroglyphs, however they are not all that easy to reach.Matuto petroglyphs are typically half man, half lizard. Not much is known of their cultural significance, but they are accepted to be the ancestors of heroes.If you get a knowledgeable local guide, they may be...

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  • Kaimana airport

    Kaimana Transportation

    Roads to and from Kaimana are long and few between.Boats frequent the harbor, but these are mostly fishing and trading ships.Most personnel will travel to Kaimana by air.The airport is about 20 minutes drive west of town along the coast.Departure fees are $2 per person.Express Air is the only airline that I know that services Kaimana. It has a...

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Biak

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    by papua_land Written Jan 12, 2007

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    From Biak town heading north, there is a turnoff just out side the urban area to the “ Japanese “ Cave, or Goa Binsari.
    The cave at Goa Binsari, used by the Japanese in their World War II defense..
    The immediate Allied objective were the air fields at Mokmer, on June 7 1944 but the struggle continued unabated as the Japanese pouret heavy fire into the newly estabilished filed positions. It was another week before the airship could be used.
    The final toll was 400 U.S soldiers killed and 7,400 Japanese, many whom commited ritual suicide when the realized their situation was hopless. Only 220 Japanese surrendered or were captured.

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Tembagapura

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    Tembagapura Things to Do

    it's a paradise for all kind of us who love and like to travel, in this place you'll find what people called "the mumi" of chieftain from the tribe and also their culture that almost rarities things in this globe coz it's located in hinterland that's why people rarely come here but you don't have to worried about the transport it's so easy to get...

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  • Just about the only place in town

    Tembagapura Restaurants

    The Lupa Lelah Club is the only restaurant in town, but don’t let that discourage you. It is definitely first class. Its main clientele are the western expiates that work at Grasberg, but the restaurant also offers both western and national items on the menu. It is also Moslem and Hindu friendly (taboo items are well marked). The restaurant tries...

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