This Indonesia village is must to see

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Indonesia is a great first stop to start exploring Asia. It combines stunning natural beauty with mostly low budget prices. 

When someone speaks about Indonesia, the first clue for "outside" travelers is - Bali. And there is a quite good reason for that, but this amazing country has so many beautiful spots you shouldn't miss if you have a chance.

Arborek tourism village of Raja Ampat

The village of Arborek has gained an outstanding reputation among both the local authority and international community. But do not worry, this place is not very crowded. With a population of only 197, interaction with locals is a stone throw away from a number of Homestay options available on this island. Island is very small and people are very friendly. There are around 40 families living in the village. It has one of the best snorkeling sites, you just need to dive and discover amazing under the sea surface gems.For diving, it will take about 15-20 minutes by motorized boat to the dive spots. Once you are there, you can help local women by buying its handicraft they making like hats and noken (string bags) for a living. And it is a great souvenir too.

Where is it?

Only one and half hours from Waisai, Raja Ampat’s capital. 

To reach this location, it is easier to start your journey from Sorong. There are several flights that you can take from Jakarta, Bali or Makassar to Sorong.

For sea transportation, ships calling on the Port of Sorong are the Dorolonda, the Labobar, GunungDempo, Sinabung, and Tatamailau. From Sorong, you can take a motorboat from the Sorong Fishery Port to Waisai,

From Sorong, you can take a motorboat from the Sorong Fishery Port to Waisai, capital city of the Raja Ampat district.

There is a boat from Sorong to Waisai. From Waisai, you can continue your less-than-two-hour journey by using a rented longboat. The longboat can be arranged via homestay or the local dive shop.

 

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

 

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.

Free Tourist Visa

By Presidential Decree of 21 of 2016 dated on 2 March 2016 on Visa Free, replacing Presidential Regulation Number 104/2015 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation Number 69/2015 on Visa Free, Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.

Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of of stay permit.

The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition,meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.

The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
China
Comoros
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica (Commonwealth)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City State
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders as follows:

Airports:

Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
Ahmad Yani, Semarang
Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
Binaka, Sibolga
El Tari, Kupang
Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
Hang Nadim, Batam
Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
Juanda, Surabaya
Kuala Namu, Medan
Maimun Saleh, Sabang
Minangkabau, Padang
Mopah, Merauke
Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
Pattimura, Ambon
Polonia, medan
Sam ratulangi, manado
Sepinggan, balikpapan
Soekarno Hatta, Banten
Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
Supadio, Pontianak
Tarakan, Tarakan
Seaports:

Achmad Yani, Ternate
Amamapare, Tembaga Pura
Anggrek, Gorontalo
Bagan Siapi-api, Bagan Siapi-api
Badar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
Bandar Seri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
Batam Center, Batam
Batu Ampar, Batam
Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang
Belawan, Belawan
Benete, Sumbawa Besar
Biak, Biak
Boom Baru, Palembang
Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
Ciwandan, Cilegon
Dumai, Dumai
Dwi Kora, Pontianak
Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga
Jambi, Jambi
Jayapura, Jayapura
Kabil, Batam
Kendari, Kendari
Kota Baru, Kota Baru
Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
Kuala Langsa, Aceh
Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
Lauren Say, Maumere
Lembar, Mataram
Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe
Malahayati, Aceh
Malundung, Tarakan
Manado, Manado
Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
Marore, Tahuna
Merauke, Merauke
Miangas, Tahuna
Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
Nusantara, Pare-pare
Nusantara, tahuna
Padang Bai, Singaraja
Panarukan, Panarukan
Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
Panjang, Bandar Lampung
Pantoloan, Palu
Pasuruan, Pasuruan
Pemangkat, Sambas
Probolinggo, Probolinggo
Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
Sabang, Aceh
Samarinda, samarinda
Sampit, Sampit
Samudera, Bitung
Sekupang, batam
Selat lampa, Ranai
Semayang, Balikpapan
Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
Sibolga, Sibolga
Sintete, Sambas
Soekarno Hatta, Makassar
Sorong-Sorong
Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun
Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar
Tanjung Emas, Semarang
Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban
Tanjung Wangi, Jember
Tarempa, Tarempa
Teluk Bayur, Padang
Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
Tembilaha, Tembilahan
Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
Tual, Tual
Tunon Taka, Nunukan
Yos Sudarso, Ambon
Yos Sudarso, Cirebon
Land Borders:

Aruk, Sambas
Entikong, entikong
Metamauk, Atambua
Mota’ain, Atambua
Nanga Badaum Sanggau
Napan, Atambua
Skouw, Jayapura
For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.

If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.

Visa-on-Arrival:

The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US$35

Please note that starting 26January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:44

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