Saturday, March 3, 2018

Island of Sangalaki: Nan Stunning Marine Park Tourism in East

Island of Sangalaki: Nan Stunning Marine Park Tourism in EastNot many know that in the northern part of East Kalimantan, Berau regency there are precisely in a very beautiful island that is Derawan Islands.Archipelago consisting of 28 small island boasts beautiful beaches and stunning underwater natural.Some islands are prioritized  to be developed as an area of ​​maritime tourism in these islands is the Island Derawan, Maratua Island, Island Sangalaki and Kakaban.Each island has a natural beauty and uniqueness of each and Sangalaki Island offers tourist attractions that might not be found on other islands.


Sangalaki is a small island covering an area about 13 ha with the Natural Park covering 280 Ha.With a leisurely stroll, you can menglilingi island with the status of Natural Park (TWA) is in just 30 minutes.During the trip, you will enjoy the white sandy beaches and charming sea.In the morning and evening, you can also enjoy the natural phenomena of sunrise and sunset are amazing.
Not only that, as long as you surround the island, you can also see a variety of wildlife that you may have never seen before.Such as coconut crabs, monitor lizards, Scaly-breasted falcon, bird Hirst Philippines, reef egrets, birds pergam sea and shore birds / other sea.Along the coast, you can also find various types of mollusks (clams) in a variety of shapes and colors.
In addition, the island also has a natural Sangalaki underwater is beautiful, coral reefs in this island is one of the best in the world.Average coral cover was 26.75% Sangalaki Island to hard coral and 42.50% for live coral.Based on a survey conducted Laeden Naturalis Museum in 2003, in the waters of the island of Pulau Derawan Sangalaki and found 40 species of coral fungi (mushroom coral).This is the location of water areas with the highest diversity of coral mushrooms in Berau MPA (Wiryawan et al, 2005).Sangalaki Island in the waters there are also 1051 species of reef fish and five species of seagrass.


All tourist areas in Derawan Islands has a beautiful underwater world, white sandy beaches and stunning natural scenery.But there is a special tourist attraction on the island Sangalaki because the island is a turtle landing sites and area waters is the location of aggregation manta rays.
TWAL (Natural Park Sea) Sangalaki Island is an island of green turtle nesting is most important in Southeast Asia, maybe even the world.Every night, year-round 10-30 turtles nesting on the island Sangalaki.To meyaksikan this attraction, you have to stay overnight on the island of turtle nesting activity Sangalaki because only you can find at night.In addition, the island’s turtle conservation activities are also conducted by the NGO Fondation Turtle.Every morning, the officer will move the eggs are located too close to the sea to a safer place is to place a semi-natural turtle hatching eggs.This activity is also quite interesting to follow.
The uniqueness of the island is the aggregation Sangalaki manta rays in the waters of this island.Manta ray is a type of stingray are the main food of plankton.Sangalaki waters have the highest abundance of zooplankton compared to other water areas in the Berau MPA.The high abundance of zooplankton, it makes this area as a place of aggregation of the most high manta rays.Manta rays are usually rises to the surface and eat plankton at low tide.And to witness this unique fish, you have to dive.


a.Diving and snorkeling

To view the underwater world and the various biota that is in it, you can dive or snorkel.These activities do you miss, because they say not to Sangalaki if you do not dive into its waters.

b.Wildlife Observation

The most interesting wildlife to be observed is the turtle.In addition to observing turtles on the beach, visitors can also watch sea turtles eggs hatch in semi-natural turtle hatching on the island.In addition, if you are interested, you can also do bird watching (Birdwatching) on ​​the island.


These activities are usually done by almost everyone who visited this island.Objects that can be observed is the scenery, forests, beaches, sunrise and sunset.Sangalaki Island can be surrounded in just 30 minutes, so that tracking can be carried visitors from all age classes.


Swimming is one activity that visitor can take in the shallows along the shore.This activity can be done in groups in a relatively safe beach.


Sangalaki Travel to the island can be reached by landline and udara.Jarak perjanan traveled overland from the provincial capital of Samarinda to Tanjung Redeb town is about ± 700 km with the condition of road accessibility ‘being’.Road connecting Samarinda to Tanjung Redeb ± 90% has been on tarmac, but the roads are hollow, narrow streets and the large section of road damaged by landslides make the rider must be careful.Types of vehicles that can be used is a rental car costs around Rp.3,000,000 for round trips.While public transport available are buses with a capacity of 25 people with a ticket price of Rp.125.000 per person.Road trip travel time if using a rental car is about ± 15 hours, whereas if you use public transportation can be up to ± 20 hours.
From the capital of Berau Regency Tanjung Redeb, proceed overland trip to Tanjung Batu.Ditampuh distance is about 100 km, the vehicle used is a regular transport called “taxi”.Transport is a car-shaped deer leave at 8 am from Cape Redeb, the cost needed is Rp.50,000 per person and takes about ± 2.5 hours.Most roads are paved and relatively good condition.

From Tanjung Batu, a trip to the island Sangalaki followed by speed boat or rent a ketinting.Price rent a speedboat with a capacity of up to 5 people is Rp.400,000 – Rp.600,000 for the trip home and away.If the overnight cost of a speedboat can reach Rp.650000-750000, whereas ketinting rental prices ranging from Rp.150.000 – Rp.200 000 roundtrip.Although travel costs by ketinting cheaper, but the latency is over four times the travel time of a speedboat.Travel by speedboat to the island of Tanjung Batu Sangalaki applied for 2-3 hours.

Trip to the island of Cape Redeb Sangalaki also be done using a speedboat directly from the Port of Tanjung Redeb.Cost speedboat to the island of Cape Redeb Sangalaki reached Rp.5 million round-trip takes about 3-4 hours away.Until now there is no regular water transport to the island Sangalaki, regular transport is available only to the island Derawan.From this island visitors usually want to hire Sangalaki Island fishermen’s wooden boat.

Besides land routes, travel to the island Sangalaki can also be reached by air lines.A ride on the aircraft can be made from Temindung Samarinda Airport or from Airport to Aberdeen Airport Sepinggan Kalimarau in Cape Redeb.The next trip may be in the same way by road.

package tours are usually centered on the island Derawan.From this island visitors can travel to other islands such as Pulau Maratua, Sangalaki Island, Island Semama and Kakaban which lie very close.
For day trips to the island Sangalaki, you do have to spend a little in, but do not worry because you will get an unforgettable travel experience.