Biak is a small island located in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua, an Indonesian province, and is just northwest of New Guinea. Biak is the largest island in its small archipelago and has many atolls, reefs, and corals. The largest population center is in Kota Biak on the south coast. The rest of the island is thinly populated with small villages. Biak is part of the Biak Islands.
Although its name says international, this airport serves routes in Indonesia itself. It is also known as the Mokmer Airport and has only one runway. There is a terminal with a check-in hall, a departure hall, and an arrival hall. Annually, this airport serves up to 100,000 passengers and is equipped with numerous facilities including a mosque, public telephone boxes, Automated Teller Machines (ATM), restaurants, and souvenir shops.
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The region has a tropical rainforest climate, much similar to the temperatures in Singapore as well as many other regions in Southeast Asia. Throughout the year, the region experiences two distinct seasons; the dry season and the rainy season. The air temperature varies from 24.7 to 32.9 degrees Celsius with air humidity levels ranging from 82% to 88%. Rainfall occurs all year round. Its driest month is usually in November.
Samares Lake - Probably the bluest lake you will ever set your eyes upon, it is located in the East of Biak Samares, for to get there from Biak town needed more or less than an hour ride through the woods with the incline and derivatives which are quite steep. But don't worry, because most of the operations have been paved smooth. The struggle to get there will be paid with a view of the pool of blue-green waters and the quite lush and tranquil nature. You can also go for a swim here.
Binsari Cave - This cave is the largest natural cave. This cave is vast that no wonder used by thousands of Japanese army in the pacific war during world war-2. There is a story that this cave has a connection to the beach in the south of Biak Islands. Due to the tragedy that occurred here during the Japanese occupation, you can still feel how thousands of people died during this war in Biak Islands.