The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

The Raja Ampat Archipelago in West Papua

West Papua is the northwestern tongue of the Indonesian part of New Guinea. The area of ​​the Bird's Head Peninsula, also known as Doberai or Semenanjung Kepala Burung, and the surrounding small islands make up a population of approximately 800 000 people, making it one of the least populated areas in Indonesia. Manokwari is the provincial capital of West Papua. The Raja Ampat Archipelago, also known as the Four Kings Islands, in the north-western corner of West Papua is made up of mo... [ read more ]

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Sometimes, Bacan is spelled Bachan or Batjan. This special island on the North Maluku Province in the Molucca Sea is very near to Halmahera, Kasiruta as well as Mandioli. There are about eighty islets altogether in the Bacan Island group. A total of about 1800 kilometers square, Bacan has lower centre that is leveled, its northern parts are volcanic with even sulfurous springs and the southern parts are mountainous. Locally, they produce timber, spices, copra, tobacco, rice and mother of pea... [ read more ]