Posts Under West papua Category

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.

Suanggi dance

Suanggi dance

Suanggi Dance is a traditional dance from West Papua. The dance tells about a story of a husband who is left behind by his wife who died because of angi-angi (supernatural creature).

Cendrawasih Bay National Park

Cendrawasih Bay National Park

Though you probably wont see a cendrawasih / paradise bird in the bay but you will be able to dive into the ocean to see more than 200 species of fish and beautiful corals all over you. If you are a skilled, diver you can also dive into a natural underwater cave to see even more exotic fish. Have a great dive!