Biak or called as Biak Island in Cenderawasih Bay which is the province of Papua, Indonesia. According to the statistics in 2010, the population in Biak is over 700000 people. Majority of the Biak people live in the urban area rather than in rural area. It is known as one of the biggest offshore islands in Papua. This small city is also known for its stunning beaches and having great infrastructures. Biak is a perfect destination for visitors who love scuba diving and snorkelling as well as jungle trekking.
Frans Kaisiepo International Airport or known as Mokmer Airport is the main airport that serves for the city of Biak. This airport only handles for domestic airlines such as Sriwijaya Air and Garuda Indonesia. These airlines will make their route to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jayapura Airport and Makassar Airport. The distance between this airport and Biak city is only 3.8 kilometres which take only 8 minutes by taking a taxi. The taxi fare will be around Rp 100000 which costs about RM 28.90.
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Biak receives peak season from April to November which is during the dry season. The off-peak season will happen in the wet season from December to March. During the peak season, visitors will face hot and humid weather with less rainfall. Visitors can do a lot of outdoor activities and go sightseeing during this period. The disadvantage of travelling to Biak during this period is the rate of accommodation and flight is slightly higher than the other period. During the wet season, the visitors unable to do water activities due to heavy rain but the visitors can still visit a few attraction places in Bima.
Nevertheless, visitors can visit Biak all year round. The climate in Bima is a tropical rainforest. The temperature in Bima is about the same throughout the year. Bima has its highest average temperature around 30 degrees Celsius, and the lowest is 23 degrees Celsius.
The visitors can enjoy a few festivals that are celebrated by Bima people. Majority of the people in Bima practices Christianity. Therefore, the locals will be celebrating Christmas Day. The visitors can attend their public Christmas open houses and see the Christmas performances. Next is the Biak Munara Festival. It was organised to showcase their island and the cultures in Biak. The visitors can join traditional activities, a photography competition, diving and snorkelling. The visitors can also see the exotic orchids and find handicrafts at this festival. Another festival is the Biak Munara Wampasi Festival. It is a Thanksgiving feast of spearfishing. The visitors can find traditional musical instruments and watch traditional dancing performances by the locals.
Supiori Island - Supiori Island is situated in the west of Bika island. Many visitors come to this island for surfing. The visitors can see beautiful coral reef by snorkelling under the sea. Besides that, this island has a tropical rainforest. The visitors can also do jungle trekking and camping activities in the forest. There is also a rainforest waterfall on this island.
Wafsarak Waterfall - Wafsarak Waterfall is one of the tourist attraction places in Biak. This waterfall is 10 metres high. It has clear greenish-blue water. The visitors are allowed to swim in this waterfall while appreciating the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Other than that, the visitors can also enjoy a fantastic view of this waterfall by walking up to the top of the hill.
Samares Blue Lake - Samares Blue Lake or the local people called “Telaga Biru” is located in the east of Biak. The water in the lake is blue. This lake is surrounded by tropical forest. It is a perfect place for a picnic with family and friends. Many visitors are interested in coming to this lake to take some great pictures to post on social media.