With a total population of 66,828, Fakfak Regency is a regency of West Papua province of Indonesia. They are mainly Muslim Arab and Indian Indonesians, descended from traders who settled to Papua in the 19th century. Unfortunately, as Fakfak's role as a port town diminished, this minority population has decreased tremendously. It is the only place in West Papua that is home to such a multiracial community. Fak-Fak is a town that almost undiscovered thus remains untouched, and not that well-known among the foreign tourist. The streets IN Fak-Fak are twisted and turn as it is situated in an area with many limestone hills, rivers and caves. Coloured houses along the hillsides really bring the vibrant vibes to the regency. Basically, it is a fishing town. The main mood of transportation to get around the town is by small motorbikes, gojeks (local transportation that always struggle to climb the steep streets in Fak-Fak). Kapaur is the former name of the settlement and the name is still frequently used by the biologist. There is a white-sandy beach in Fakfak that stretches about 1.5 kilometres which are located approximately half an hour from the town. If you are looking for a peaceful and calm retreat away from the bustling city, Fak-Fak is definitely a hidden gem for you. Be prepared to explore the untouched natural beauty.
Fakfak Torea Airport is an airport serving Fakfak. The airport is also known as Fak Fak Airport and located in the province of West Papua in Indonesia. Xpress Air, Nam Air, and Wings Air operate at the airport offering flights to domestic destinations like Kaimana, Sorong, Manokwari, Ambon, and Nabire.
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There is a significant amount of precipitation during the year. Thus, making it the best place to visit the whole year-round. However, if you are looking forward to enjoying some outdoor activities, you should avoid flying there in July and during the last three months of the year, as it is the rainiest months of the year.
Strolling around the beach - Located around four miles away from the town area, this is a must-visit place if you are in Fak-Fak. The white beach in Fak-Fak is very popular among the locals. Usually, the beach is crowded with families equipped with picnic blankets and charcoal grills for a barbeque! If you are coming to the beach empty-handed, don't worry as there are vendors selling a local brand of instant noodles, Pop-Mie together with cold beverages such as sodas and juices. Sometimes, you may also notice, church groups, gather near the beach and sing hymns.
Eat at local warungs- Try out eating at the local warungs, which are small informal restaurants, that open at dusk and serve an enticing array of local dishes. Located at the harbour, near the small ferry dock. Enjoy local favourites like spicy charcoal-grilled fish or Ikan Bakar that usually served with rice and a side dish of sliced cucumber topped with a sprig of mint.
Visit the fishing village, Kokas - Looking for some adventurous activity? You can travel across the Bomberai Peninsula to get to the isolated fishing village of Kokas. Make sure to get a local guide to help you to navigate here as it might take a few hours to get here. From the town, you have to ride a motorbike for a three-hour ride to Kokas.