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Raja Ampat - Heaven in Earth

Hello Guys!

Now, I'm going to describe about my favourite place. I'm going to describe about Raja Ampat. Do you guys know Raja Ampat?

Well, sincerely, I've never been there, but I really, really want to go there.

So, here is it!

Raja Ampat or The Four Kings is a famous island located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua Province. It is well known as a diving heaven for people around the world. 

Raja Ampat covers 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. It makes Raja Ampat as the most diverse living library for world’s coral reef and underwater biota. Beside that, Raja Ampat has a beautiful scenery, especially from its underwater corals and its beach. 


Under the water of Raja Ampat Island, we can see many natural coral’s reef that never touched by human. We can also see many fishes that have many colors and types. They usually hide between the coral reefs to take a rest or brood their eggs. Not only that, we can see many war planes and ships that sunken in World War II

Because of its beautiful underwater scenery, many tourists come to Raja Ampat island. They come from Indonesia or from the other country. They come to Raja Ampat by plane or by ship, but most tourists go to Raja Ampat by plane to shorten their trip time.


There are many things that you can see also beside the underwater scenery. You can meet many fishermen around the beach, some of them become the tourist guide for the foreign tourists. The fishermen are very friendly and they will offer you “Pinang” (betel nuts) or some sweet candies. 



Now, lets have some Q&A about Raja Ampat *excited*

What is Raja Ampat?
Raja Ampat is an island in Papua that well known as a diving heaven for many tourists. 

 How many types of corals which homed in Raja Ampat?
There are 540 types of corals that homed in Raja Ampat.

Why many people said that Raja Ampat island has a beautiful 
underwater scenery?
 Because Raja Ampat’s underwater has many natural coral’s reef and also many colorful and beautiful fishes.

How are the fishermen around Raja Ampat Island?
 They are very friendly and kind hearted by offering the tourists “Pinang” or some sweet candies.



Do you know the story about Raja Ampat?

The name of Raja Ampat comes from local mythology that tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings that occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other three becomeghost, a woman, and a stone.
History shows that Raja Ampat was once a part of Sultanate of Tidore, an influential kingdom from Maluku. Yet, after the Dutch invaded Maluku, it was shortly claimed by the Netherlands.
The first recorded sighting and landing by Europeans of the Ampat Islands was in the person of the Portuguese navigator Jorge de Menezes and his crew in 1526, on route from Biak, the Bird's Head Peninsula, and Waigeo, to Halmahera (Ternate).
The English explorer William Dampier gave his name to Dampier Strait, which separates Batanta island from Waigeoisland. To the east, there is a strait that separates Batanta from Salawati. In 1759 Captain William Wilson sailing in theEast Indiaman Pitt navigated these waters and named one strait Pitt strait, after his vessel; this was probably the channel between Batanta and Salawati.


Thats all from me guys!

Thank you very much and see you in the next post!
Bye!


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