Senin, 26 Juli 2010

Jalan-Jalan Gratis Keliling Indonesia

Jalan-jalan keliling Indonesia gratis? Beberapa saat tadi saya membuka dan di situ ada iklan yang berisi tentang hadiah jalan-jalan gratis keliling Indonesia.

Saya sendiri adalah salah satu pecinta berat alam Indonesia. Hampir semua wilayah Indonesia pernah saya jelajahi. Dengan keanekaragaman budaya dan kondisi alam, maka Indonesia tidak ada habisnya untuk dijelajah. Beberapa waktu yang lalu kami bahkan mengunjungi tempat-tempat terpencil di Kalimantan, sampai kampung dan distrik di pedalaman Papua. Dan semuanya luar biasa!

Saya sendiri merupakan salah satu pendaftar dan berharap bisa memiliki kesempatan untuk mengunjungi beberapa wilayah di Indonesia yang belum pernah saya datangi. Nah, bagi rekan-rekan yang ingin mendaftar, saya persilakan untuk langsung menuju

*) Tulisan ini diposting dari Oksibil, Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang, Papua, yang merupakan salah satu wilayah di Indonesia yang memiliki puncak tertinggi ke-3 di Indonesia, yaitu Puncak Mandala (4760 mdpl).

Sabtu, 24 Juli 2010

Fly to The Centre of Papua

Central Papua region can accessed only by airplane, there is no way to reach it using car, even more a ship! The problem are lack of infrastructure and extreme topographic condition with mountains.

The consequence of this transportation system is the price of commodities extremely high compared with their price in Jayapura. For example, in some region in Central Papua gasoline price can reach IDR 50000 per liter, or about USD 15 per gallon.

People said that the center activity of Central Papua is Wamena, there are so many airplane that able to land on the WMX runway, the biggest one is Boeing 737-300 operated by Trigana Air Service.

This morning I went to Oksibil to do some work. Paying about IDR 1.5 million for ticket and airport tax from DJJ to OKS, and IDR 765000 from OKS to DJJ.

To reach Oksibil, we can reach it using De Havilland Dash 7 by Pelita Air Service 3 times a day, and the other smaller plane from AMA, MAF, Yajasi, Susi Air, Premi Air, Merpati, Trigana, and other STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) aircraft owners.

We fly with another cargo pax in same cabin with passenger. The good thing is, not like Lion Air, they provide drink (AQUA) for free. About culinary? Passenger next to me take his own pack of 'Nasi Bungkus'.

Inflight Meal

Jumat, 23 Juli 2010

Landing at Oksibil, Pegunungan Bintang, Again!

The one thing that i like to land on Oksibil is the people. The regent focus on infrastructure development, so everything is about development. There are several development, including improvement in the airport and runway, and also there are several building built. The local government also give electrical power to the people in Oksibil from 18.00-23.00 GMT+9, still using generator.

In the telephony communication, Telkomsel also already and have plan to reach the districts in Pegunungan Bintang. The district that already connected with Telkomsel is Kiwirok. The bad thing is Telkom not yet put it's landlines infrastructures, so we still have problem receiving and send fax. But Bappeda already have dedicated internet connection, and people in Oksibil can access the Internet using Bappeda connection for free.

Here is the Oksibil photos taken today (22 July 2010) after my last visit at 2008 and 2009.

Oksibil Airport

Oksibil Airport

Oksibil Area





My team also have visited several Districts in Pegunungan Bintang, Including: Serambakon, Ok Aom, Kalomdol, Kiwirok, Okhika, Okbemtau, Batom, Aboy, Jetfa, Batani, Okbab, Oksop, Mofinof, Borme, Bime, Awinbon, and Nongme. But maybe we will share it later in the web based information system created by Global Intermedia.

For any inquiry about Pegunungan Bintang map and another map data, including coordinates of villages and districts, please do not hesitate to contact Office of Bappeda Pegunungan Bintang, the staff is very helpful.