Sebuku Island and Sebesi Island; Near from Anak Krakatoa Island

I expected of visiting a few islands in Lampung although I have been there before. I went to Pahawang Island and a few islands around it. But I interested in Anak Krakatoa on Anak Krakatoa Island, I hope I can go to the island someday.

Finally, I got the time to visit that place. My friends, my husband, and I went to Anak Krakatoa Island. We took an open trip to go there. First, I want to tell you about two islands near from Anak Krakatoa Island; Sebuku Island (Little and Big Island) and Sebesi Island. We started out trip from Canti dock. It takes more or less 1.5 hours.

We visited Sebuku Island for e few minutes, just for took some photos. This island is coral island because there are a lot of coral reef on the beach or its shore.

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Pulau Dedap and Its Umang-umang

Pulau Dedap, Dedap island in English, is one of beautiful island in Batam islands. Why did  I say beautiful? It is because this island is very beauty and nice. Why? With white sands, fresh, clean, and blue gradation of the sea water, and there are a lot of Umang -Umang (hermit crab) on this island.

I am falling I love with this island; I do know why but I am very happy to visit this island.
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Pulau Rano and a Little cat

Pulau rano, Rano island in English, is one of island in Batam Islands. It is same as Abang Island. Before went to Abang Island, we stop at this island to learn about snorkeling activity. After we are lunch at Dedap island. We continued to snorkel on sea of Rano island. Rano island is a private island.

When I was there, it did not develop yet. But now, I see Rano island has been opened for tourists as the island is already developd. The island looks gorgeous, attracts tourist attention, and very different with previous.  But I like Rano island as Rano island with its natural view.

What did we find into the sea? Wow amazing! Nice view of underwater scenery, there are a lot of type of coral reef fish, a few type of fish that have many color, crabs, small and medium shape of sea urchins. Some people found nemo and they were looks very happy. On this sea, the water flows were bumpy but did not made us washed away the sea. It is 5 until 10 meters but we felt safe than before.

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Cemara Kecil Island, lovely white sand

IMG_20161211_105630_HDRPulau Cemara Kecil, may be in English we can call it Little Casuarina Island is one of islands in Karimunjawa. This island not inhabited.

IMG_20161211_113555_HDRWhat can we found in this Island? An island surrounded by white sand, clear sea water, and green Casuarina trees.

First, we have to go down from our boat around 25-30 meters from the edge of the shore. After that we walked and steeped smooth sand. I think it is mud of sand. But it was Ok!  We were happy. After we arrived on the shore, we can see the beauty of Cemara Kecil Island. It is very nice and beauty.
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Karimunjawa: Breeding of Shark on Menjangan Besar Island

img-20161211-wa0084The first destinations we visited in Karimunjawa is a shark breeding on Menjangan Besar Island, Karimunjawa, Central Java. We set off from a dock on the island Karimunjawa with a ship. After about 10 or 15 minutes, we arrived at an island. We then got off the ship. Previously, we were asked by the manager of the place was on who would enter. Each incoming visitor must pay the entrance fee to the sharks breeding place.

img-20161211-wa0143There are two big enough pools in the area. In those ponds, there are a few little sharks.  Visitors may enter into the pond and take pictures with the sharks. But there are some rules that must be followed by visitors. There are five things that must be considered by visitors as abstracted from the pages of Kompas travel. Part of it was also informed by the officer at that place before the visitors went into pond.

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Karimunjawa is our expectation

img_20161211_144320_hdrKarimunjawa is a trip and hope together. The trip has been my friends and I wanted to travel for approximately 3 months. This was a test for us. Did we really be able to organize a tour or just talk. Therefore, we should be able to realize our tour it. This trip was planned to be pleasant and low-cost. Who is not tempted by it. Therefore, many seniors in the places where we work want to participate. Oh well, this might be interesting because it was followed by people who like traveling and have a strong spirit.

img-20161211-wa0004Welcome expectations. Karimunjawa wait for us.

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Anambas; Nongkat Island and It’s Stones

img_20160513_131841_hdrWhen we talk about Nongkat Island, we will be reminded of Mr. Lahani, a guard of Durai Island. Becaouse  there is a cottage owned by Ms. Nina on Nongkat Island. I’m not so sure, but as I recall Mrs. Nina is an employee of Premier Oil, which was manage CSR for sea turtles conservation on Durai Island. She and her family has good relatonship with Pak Lahani. I can see it from some photos of them at Pak Lahani’s house when I entered that house. Pak Lahani told us that Mrs. Nina and her familly is a good person.

img_20160513_132059_hdr img_20160513_132011_hdr Dhanina cottage is the name of this cottage, the owner is Mrs. Nina mentioned by Mr. Lahani. By the time we came to the island, there is no one in the cottage. If there is a guard, we must request permission to visit or stop by the Nongkat Island.

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Anambas; Amazing Penjalin Island

img_20160513_102359_hdrWith great enthusiasm, we sailed back after painting memories and experiences on Durai Island. We’re going to Pejalin Island. According to Eyster and her friends, Penjalin Island  is amazing island. Perhaps it is not as beautiful Bawah Island, but when you’re there may not to  go to Bawah Island and it is not big problem. Because of Visiting Bawah Island need much money than the others island. Penjalin Island is little  similar to Bawah Island. But, Penjalin is still natural and unpopulated. Besides that, Bawah Island is being built to become the island with luxury resorts.

img_20160513_103009_hdrFor us, Getting an opportunity to Penjalin Island is an extraordinary gifts from God.

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Anambas; Durai Island and Sea Turtle Conservation

img_20160512_174732_hdrDurai Island is the third island that we visited in our trip. Compared with the previous two islands, Durai Island better known by domestic or international travelers. This is because Durai island is one of the Sea Turtle conservation in Indonesia.

img_20160512_174339_hdrpenyuTo get to Durai Island from Trenggiling Island requires a longer time, perhaps less than an hour if I am not wrong in remembering. There are several islands on Anambas Islands which is where turtles spawn. One of them in this Durai island.

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Anambas is a dream

img_20160511_182535_hdrAnambas is a dream. I have dreamed going to Anambas for Seven years. When I found a thesis about it, I thought that I must be there. I have been starting to dream it until now. Finally, after seven years I got a change to go to Anambas Islands. Big thanks to God for this amazing gift in 2016. I got a duty and I might to go there with my friends. Anambas is not only my dream but also my friend dream. So, this trip is our dream.

20160512_122617Reaching Anambas Islands needs hard efforts. We started our trip from Soekarno Hatta International airport. We take a plane to an airport in Tanjung Pinang, capital of Riau Islands. After that, next day we continue our trip by middle ship. The ship carries more or less 200 people for one trip. There are 2 trips every week for round trip. So, we must make correct planning if we want to go to this Islands. During the trip, we were sitting and watching a movie on the ship. If we were bored, we climbed to deck of ship and we saw sea widely. We also saw dolphin, tern, flying fish, and a few fish that we do not know the name.

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