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Dutch Tunnel “Gua Belanda”

Dutch Tunnel “Gua Belanda”

If you are trying to be “ghost busters” while traveling, this is one of the place you might want to check out. It could also be a spot for history lessons if you like learning the history of the places you visit. The Duch Tunnel is locally called “Gua Belanda” or “Dutch Cave”. It was built in Dago, North Bandung during the Dutch colonial period. Initially this ...

Morortai Island

Morortai Island

As many other islands in Indonesia, Morotai also offers undersea wonders. The specialty of this island is that visitors can dive to swim with the sharks. There are many kinds of sharks in this island especially on Gorango Cape. The name made it clear what to expect at the cape since in the in the local language gorango means shark. Under the sea you can also visit a second world war “museum...

Adultery Lobster

Adultery Lobster

One of the unique species from West Papua is a lobster whose claws like a crab’s so it raises a myth that the lobster has had affair with crab. The lobster is very popular in Wamena, West Papua. The lobster can be served as delicious dishes by frying, grilled, and boiled.

Sagoo Worm Satay

Sagoo Worm Satay

Other traditional cuisine of Raja Ampat, West Papua, is Sagoo Worm Satay. It may sound and look loathsome, but the worms are rich in protein. People can get the worm from an old sagoo tree. The local people  can eat straight the worm, but nowadays the worm is served in the form of satay.

Papeda

Papeda

Papeda is a traditional cuisine from West Papua. The cuisine is made of sagoo which is processed into white, sticky pulp like glue. It is tasteless but served with delicious yellow gravy of mumbara or other fish dishes.