West Papua Province is located in the western part of Papua Island. West Papua is the division of Papua’s main regions. Initially, the province was named West Irian Jaya but later changed to West Papua in 2007.
As a province located in the west of the island of Papua, West Papua Province has many interesting natural and cultural attractions.
Beaches, lakes, mountains, and nature reserves are some views you can enjoy while visiting West Papua.
The West Papua Province has also many beaches which can be said to be some of the best beautiful beaches in Indonesia.
Manokwari is the capital of the West Papua Province. It also serves as the capital of the Manokwari Regency. The city has an area of around 1.556 square km and has a population of approximately 99.000 inhabitants.
In Manokwari, there is also a historical Japanese Monument which is a memorial to the landing of Japanese troops for the first time in Manokwari years ago.
There is also a unique tradition of the local community called “fish calling” using a whistle from the reef.
This tradition is still carried out on Bakaro Beach, located on the north coast of Manokwari.
One of the special dishes of Manokwari and also Papua is the “Papeda” and it is often referred to as sago porridge.
Papeda which is made from sago flour is usually eaten and served with fish and yellow sauce made with traditional cobs and herbs.
For snacks, you can try the sago plate which is usually served while drinking coffee and tea.