Bengkulu Enggano Island Indonesia

Bengkulu Enggano Island Indonesia
A. Overview

Enggano Island is one of the outer islands in Indonesia, is administratively located in North Bengkulu, Bengkulu Province. The island with an area of ​​40 square km is located in the zone of Indian Ocean waters at the position between 102.05 ° east longitude and 5.17 ° to 5.31 ° latitude. As a separate district, administratively Enggano consists of 3 small islands namely: Two Island, Wreck Island, and Merbau Island. Sub Enggano Village is divided into 6 Kahyapu Village, Village Kaana, Malakoni Village, Village Apoho, Meok Village, and the village of Banjar Sari. The number of people on this island about 3,000 people (year 2002), which are spread in 6 villages.

The island is mostly populated livelihood as fishermen and farmers of this palm are ecologically very rich with natural resources, both located on land and in sea waters. However, ecosystems are particularly vulnerable Enggano damaged, because the structure of the islands are composed of rock with a thickness of surface soil is very thin, only 1-2 meters.

B. Feature

Enggano Island is an island that is relatively unspoiled and has not been untouched by development agendas. However, this would be a blessing for the island, because the authenticity of their natural conditions are relatively still awake.

In the island surrounded by white sand that is very broad, there are two attractions are beautiful and quite famous, namely the Bird Park and the Coast Mountains Nanu'ua Humo. At the Bird Park Mount Nanu'ua, there are two species of rare birds protected by the government, namely the Bird and Bird Glasses Enggano Enggano plop. In addition to the Bird Park Mount Nanu'ua, restricted-range species were also occasionally be found on agricultural land, mainly coconut plantations, and open land around the township.

Next move to the Coast Humo. The beach is famous for its stretch of fine white sand has a fairly rich marine ecosystems. Along the shore, visitors can find a lot of crabs and small shelled animals that roam freely. On this beach also live many kinds of small fish that are often colorful swim at the beach and can be seen with the naked eye. The most frequently encountered is a blue fish with yellow-white stripe and red fish with white and silver variations in the body.

In addition, the beach which extends about two miles from north to south, with a width of about 200 meters from the waterfront also has a collection of coral-or by the local people called tubiran-which can be used as a bridge to walk a bit into the sea. Similar Tubiran pier is also often used by visitors and the local community as a place of fishing. Location, which juts into the sea make this tubiran become habitat for many species of marine fish.

Besides having two beautiful tourist sites, the island of Enggano also has other features, namely the very dense mangrove forests that naturally serves as a drag chute coastal abrasion. In this mangrove forest, live many different species of birds, like woodpeckers, Enggano pergam birds, parrots, parrot, parrots, and various other bird species.

C. Location

Enggano Island is located in District Enggano, North Bengkulu, Bengkulu Province, Indonesia.

D. Ticket Prices

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E. Access

From Bengkulu, the time needed to reach Enggano Island is approximately 12 hours by using the sea route. However, the trip aboard the ferry to the island of Enggano not take place every day, because weather conditions are often unstable. In one week, a trip to the island of Enggano only twice, that too often can not be certain day, because of factors such unstable weather. Vice versa, the return trip from Enggano towards Bengkulu also occurs twice in a week, certainly with the same conditions, the schedule can switch days because of depending on weather conditions.

F. Accommodation and Other Facilities

For visitors who wish to be visited and traveled through the island of Enggano, should bring their own motorcycle. Because, in this island is the only public transport is a truck and a bus. Both types of public transport that operates only in the days of arrival and departure of ships, so that in a typical day there was hardly any public transport operating.

Besides lack of public transport, Enggano Island also does not have lodging facilities and restaurants are adequate. Kurangannya facilities and create a potential tourism promotion on the island of Enggano not been much explored to the fullest.

However, visitors do not have to worry about that problem. Population Enggano is a very open society and friendly to newcomers. If there are visitors who do not have contacts on the island of Enggano, they just come alone to the village head or local chiefs. Community leaders will give a lift and food to visitors. Usual food served is rice Enggano community of upland rice and fish. Fish has always been the main menu on the island of Enggano because most of its people living as fishermen.

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