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Local companies also offer deep sea diving. Sentosa Tosiga Tours and Travel, which has a new dive center and shop in Biak, Cover all of the Padaido Island group, South Supiori Island, and the north shore of Yapen Island. The company also works with a Pinisi ship that takes people around Cendrawashi Bay, the Mapia Islands, and as far as Sorong.For divers and even snorkelers there is a wonderland of exotic fish and magnificent coral gardens ringed by sandy white beaches. Wherever divers chose to go, theirs will be truly a voyage of wonderment.

Apart from its natural beauty,Biak is also rich in history. It was one of the principal battlesites of World War II, and today, the Japanese caves that can breached by a short taxi ride from town are a prime tourist attraction. There is also a Japanese monument and a museum near the caves, with World War II relics and artillery pieces displayed.
The approach to the cave is itself an adventure. As one descends a steep concrete stairway to the vine-draped entrance, small bats dart out of the cave's mouth. Then suddenly, one is in a huge cathedral-like chamber with stalactities dripping from the ceiling. Eerie blue daylight from an adjoining opening to the sky pierces the gloom, adding an air of mystery

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Other nearby attractions are an orchid garden where one can see 2,200 orchids of 63 native varieties and a well-stocked aviary of nearby 200 birds of 33species, including birds of paradise, white cockatoos ,cassowaries, and other indigenous fowl.Along the way, native villages line the coast, their picturesque stilt-supported houses rising out the water, and local fishermen cast their nets or set out to sea in catamaran canoes. And nice underwater view with nature coral reef.

 

Except for some hotel dances,there is not much nightlife in Biak, but the local people are friendly and obliging. Arrangement can be made to view fire-walking ceremonies, and there are dance and musical groups that can can be hired to perform. The majority of the population of Biak Island, however, consists of farmers fishermen, who have adapted to modern ways, unlike the Dani and Asmat tribes of the interior, who have kept up their customs and traditions.
Legend of Biak Map :

1. Biak City                                 2. Bosnik ( East Biak )                3. Korem ( North Biak )             4. Wardo (West Biak)                  5 Yenggarbun (North Supiori)    6. Korido ( South Supiori ).

 

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The Biak Numfor Regency is rich with historical and natural beauty offering you white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, coral reef to relax and rest. Biak`s unsploit coconut fringed shores as well as other island together make a tropical paradise, second to none in the world. This regency occupies a very strategic and important position being located between 134,47` to 136, east longitude and 0, 55` to 30 south latitude. It owns three big Islands and 66 small ones . In the north and east , it borders with Yapen strait, and in the West it borders with Woniai strait


Population
It si devided in to 8 districs,7 subdistrics and 153 villages, has population 106,934 peoples.

Weather
The temperature is generally hot. Lights rain fall 189-399 mm per month between 22-29 days, which occurs a lot during the month of January to June, where the dry season between July to November.

Flora
There are numerous types of flora in this tropical area with it`s mystical tropical rain forest . The forest also has a variety trees and another commercials important species plus the lush vegetation of mangrove swamps

Fauna
The fauna is similiar with Australia fauna such as the group of fowl like pigeon, cockatoo, nuri (a kind of parrot) and the reptile group such as snake, turtle and monitor lizard.

Underwater View                                                                                                                                                         Biak have full of place with nature underwater and nice underwater view. And at there already have dive agent, for people who want to see the undweater view.

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