NEWS from Reno Kirtya This year, the Balinese NEW YEAR, “ NYEPI “ – Day of Silence – the Hindu Seclusion Day will fall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The great festival of NYEPI marks the celebration of the Balinese solar New Year. It is held at the spring equinox and announces the beginning of spring and the end of rainy season. But more important, it is a ceremony of a special nature, designed to clean out the island and to drive out all the evil spirits by magic curses and other traditional customs. Nyepi itself is a day of complete rest which follows the actual ceremony of purification. No fires, no lights, no work, no cooking are permitted on that day. All activities are stopped on the island and the traffic comes to a complete standstill. All vehicular and pedestrian traffic are severely restricted, except in case of emergency. There will be no tour no transportation available. Guests and anyone on the island should plan to stay within the hotel compounds or their homes for the entire day of March 25, 2020. The government of Bali has also announced that there will be no departure nor arrival flights during that day. The last arrival before Nyepi should be March 24. Our Sales & Reservation Centre in Bali will be close on March 25, 2020. We are open again on March 26, 2020. Our emergency numbers : +62 8123963487 speak to Tri +62 81338683683 speak to Tian +62 82144838082 speak to Linda +62 81378486848 speak to Herma May NYEPI bless the whole world with peace, love and harmony……..
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The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) is gradually completing the construction of the Raja Ampat ring road which has a total length of 342 kilometers. Reporting from setkab.go.id, the Raja Ampat ring road consists of 2 sections, namely the Raja Ampat Outer Ring segment of 314.39 km and the Waisai Ring segment of 27.61 km Of the total length of 342 km, the condition of the Raja Ampat ring road which has been paved 37.45 km, aggregate along 97.75 km, and the remaining 206.8 km not yet open. The construction of the Raja Ampat ring road was constrained because it crossed the 113.6 km nature reserve area, precisely on the Kabare-Kapadri-Wayai section (93.6 km) and the Wayai-Warsambin-Kabare section (20 km). During the 2015-2018 period, the Ministry of PUPR carried out the handling of the 112.9 km Raja Ampat Outer Ring, which included preservation work, road construction, road structure improvement and construction of the Warsawai Bridge (10 meters) and Waimir Bridge (10 meters). Meanwhile in 2019. the Directorate General of Highways has budgeted Rp 183.1 billion for handling the Raja Ampat ring segment. The budget is used for the preservation work of the 6.15 km Waisai-Marinda Airport road and routine maintenance of the bridges on that section. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono said the availability of road infrastructure with steady conditions will increase the acceleration of the development of local tourist destinations and make it easier for tourists to reach tourist sites. "Improved road access will support the economy of the community in the tourist area," said Minister Basuki reported from setkab.go.id. Previously the Ministry of PUPR had repaired the Port of Waisai on Waigeo Island which was the entrance to tourist destinations in Raja Ampat Regency. Also structured in the tourist area, one of which is on Piaynemo Hill by building stairs to the top of the hill, souvenir stalls, substations of view, rest areas, and mooring floating boats and wooden boats. In Piaynemo Hill 320 children were also built, which made it easier for tourists to reach the top of the hill with a time of about 20 minutes. The budget for the development of the hand child is Rp. 19.9 billion from the 2018 State Budget. Source : https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/01/20/11330081/tunjang-destinasi-wisata-jalan-lingkar-raja-ampat-sejauh-342-kilometer
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As the islands are pretty cut off, it’s important to organise currency before you take the trip. Some hotels will accept credit cards but it’s not something to rely on. Cover up. It’s important to show respect when visiting villages and you’ll see signs reminding you not to wander around in bikinis. I read that Sunday is considered family day for a lot of people (for religious reasons) so avoid this for travelling or taking part in activities. Remember, Raja Ampat isn’t a tourist destination like Bali, so expect the experience to be a little more rough and ready! It’s all part of the adventure… Source : https://www.wanderlustchloe.com/raja-ampat-indonesia-travel-guide-tips/
Raja Ampat Regency is one of the districts in West Papua Province which is located in the west. Regency. Raja Ampat is a division of Kab. Sorong based on Law Number 26 of 2002, consists of 10 districts and 85 districts. These islands play an important role as an area directly adjacent to foreign territories. Fani Island is located at the northernmost end of the Raja Ampat Islands series, directly adjacent to the Republic of Palau. In summary the following statistical data Kab. Raja Ampat: Legal Basis: RI Law Number 26 Year 2002 Location: Papua Island Size: 67,379.6 square kilometers Number of districts: 24 districts Number of inhabitants: 47,885 inhabitants Geography Geographically, the boundaries of the Raja Ampat Regency include: Northern boundary: Pacific Ocean and Republic of Palau Southern boundary: Sorong City and Sorong Regency Eastern boundary: Seram Utama Regency Western boundary: Seram Sea Raja Ampat Regency has a total area of 67,379.6 square kilometers with a total land area of 7,559.6 square kilometers. Kab. Central government district. Raja Ampat is in the Waisai City District about 70 kilometers from Sorong City. Raja Ampat is now divided into 24 districts on 4 large islands namely Waigeo Island, Batanta Island, Salawati Island and Misool Island and consists of 600 small islands. The largest area is West Waigeo District, around 12.98 percent of the total area. The smallest area is Mayalibit Tiplol District, only 0.44 percent of the total area of Raja Ampat. Most of the population in Kab. Raja Ampat lives in coastal areas. Seen from the topography of the area where as many as 107 villages are coastal villages. While 14 non-coastal villages are located in the west. Climate Climate conditions Kab. Raja Ampat can be seen from the following summary: Average temperature of 27.2 degrees celsius Rainy day 250 days Rainfall 2,511 cubic millimeters Average air pressure 1,008.9 millibars Average humidity of 87 percent The lowest rainfall occurs during the Month September is 102 cubic millimeters. The lowest minimum air temperatures occur in August and October while the highest maximum air temperatures occur in January and September. This article has been aired on Kompas.com with the title "Knowing Raja Ampat", https://www.kompas.com/skola/read/2020/01/16/200000069/mengenal-raja-ampat.
Raja Ampat is increasingly in demand as a destination for travelers who love the natural atmosphere. Both domestic and foreign tourists want to take a break in Raja Ampat. Pianemo Island is arguably the reason tourists want to go to Raja Ampat. Relaxing while staring at the sea between a cluster of karst hills is the dream of tourists. You can watch it from our local news at https://youtu.be/XZtBXvqqkkA
Ready to explore Raja Ampat, Indonesia? This travel guide will help make your trip stress free!Raja Ampat, Indonesia is home to some of the most beautiful islands on the planet. There’s spectacular snorkelling and diving, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Isn’t it time you explored this secret corner of paradise? Raja Ampat isn’t like anywhere else on the planet. Well, not that I’ve been to yet anyway. It’s raw, rugged and the closest thing to paradise that I’ve found. Above the ground exotic birds call to each other, gigantic colourful butterflies flutter by, and hermit crabs dance along the sand. Below sea level majestic lion fish prowl through the waters past tropical fish, purple pufferfish, turtles, dolphins and sharks. These Indonesian waters are the most biodiverse in the world, and if you pop your head under for a moment you’ll be amazed at what you find. Along with stunning landscapes, incredible snorkelling, diving and endless sunshine, there’s a heart and soul to this region of Indonesia. The people. The people with smiles on their faces. People who have no doubt been through some serious hardships given the tricky political situation in West Papua. But they were open, welcoming, and made our experience extra special. So forget Bali and the Gili Islands, let’s go on an adventure to Indonesia’s secret paradise… Raja Ampat. Where Is Raja Ampat?Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands located off the coast of West Papua, north-east of Java and Bali How Do You Get To Raja Ampat?The journey isn’t simple, so you do have to work for your paradise adventure! From Jakarta, fly to Sorong (4 hour 5mins). Some flights will go via Makassar.From Sorong, take a taxi to the harbour (15 mins).Once at the harbour take the Bahari Express ferry to Waisai, which is located on the island of Waigeo. The express ferry takes 2 hours.From there you’ll need to arrange a taxi boat with your Raja Ampat accommodation. Most homestays and hotels will organise your transfers. Things To Do In Raja AmpatDiving and Snorkelling In Raja AmpatThe diving and snorkelling in Raja Ampat is said to be among the best in the world with over 1,400 species of fish enjoying its reef While staying at Raja Ampat Dive Lodge I snorkelled from the end of the pier and saw a plethora of tropical fish including angelfish, needlefish, several lionfish, batfish, and even a purple pufferfish. In the evenings we spotted walking sharks close to the shore. The coral was beautiful too. Also in the incredibly diverse waters are bluefin jacks, manta rays, grey reef sharks, blacktips and whitetips along with the elusive wobbegong – a type of shark that’s only found in this region. The Raja Ampat diving is truly off the scale! After a long day in the water, there’s no better way to unwind than by watching one of Raja Ampat’s incredible sunsets. Visiting Islands In Raja AmpatA visit to Arborek really is a must! The island is open to tourism with kids greeting visitors with traditional dances and a tour of the village. It’s a tiny place with around 200 residents, a school, church, a few homestays and basic stores. It’s a picture-perfect paradise island with no cars, a few colourful boats, and bright yellow and blue fencing. I fell a little bit in love! Source : https://www.wanderlustchloe.com/raja-ampat-indonesia-travel-guide-tips/