goodmorningpapua.com – An Ugar Island in Fakfak Regency, West Papua Province is very beautiful. The beach is composed of white sand overgrown with coconut trees. The central part of the island is in the form of tropical rain forested hills that are habitat for endemic fauna, namely Cenderawasih Birds, angel wing butterflies, cuscus, Maleo birds to hornbills.
The waters of Ugar Island have underwater charm with various types of fish and beautiful coral reefs. The small islands around Ugar Island have archaeological remains in the form of prehistoric paintings on the walls of karst cliffs, besides that there are also large bear caves with the charm of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. These caves are in the middle of the forest.
In the area of Ugar Island there is a large vertical cavern, dark inside, this cave has a clear freshwater pool, which is a collection of water droplets from stalactites. Uniquely, in this freshwater pond there are endemic fish measuring about 5 cm, a type of white rainbow fish.
The Tourism and Culture Office of Fakfak Regency has designated Ugar Island as a tourist village. The majority of the population of Ugar Island is Muslim. Residents on Ugar Island extend along the village road with the icon of a domed mosque. Ugar Island residents work as fishermen.
To get to Ugar Island, you can take a motorboat for about 30 minutes from Kokas Harbor.
Travelers visiting to Ugar Island, usually do tourist activities by snorkeling, to visiting prehistoric painting sites. Tourists also usually do trekking in the forest to watch the Birds of Paradise. In addition, you can also enjoy the culinary delights of the roasted fish and young coconut.