Raja Ampat gears up to attract more tourists

17, Jan 2017 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Source: The Jakarta Post

The Raja Ampat Tourism Agency has revealed plans to manage the jellyfish lake in Misool Island to try and increase the number of visitors to West Papua this year.

The agency’s head, Yusdi Lamatenggo, said the lake was a unique tourist spot because visitors were able to interact with non-poisonous jellyfish there. The agency plans to maintain and protect the jellyfish habitat due to its tourist potential.

“Misool Island also has beautiful underwater views, including an underwater cave. Many foreign tourists visit this place to dive,” Yusdi said in Sorong on Wednesday as quoted by Antara news agency.

The local administration also plans to build an airport in Misool to provide easier access for local and foreign visitors. It has set a target for small airlines, such as Susi Air, to be able to land on the island by the end of 2017. Public transportation services from Waisai, the capital of West Papua regency, to Misool Island are also slated to be developed for this year.

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