goodmorningpapua.com – Abar is a tourist destination village on Lake Sentani. This village is still free from COVID-19 cases. Located in Jayapura Regency, Abar is about 25 minutes from Sentani Airport. Abar is known as a village for producing the traditional pottery.
As a tourist destination, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic until now, there have been no cases of COVID-19 over there. This means, Abar is a COVID-19 green zone village.
How did it happen? Abar is located on the south bank of Lake Sentani. To reach this village, you have to take a boat from Yahim Pier for about 15 minutes.
Most of the Abar people do their daily activities in the garden or fishing in the lake. In addition, the mothers of pottery craftsmen in their work are always done in their own homes, no gathering or crowding.
The head of the Abar Tribe, Naftali Felle said in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, people always pray that Kampung Abar is free from COVID-19. According to Naftali, hot papeda and yellow fish sauce can keep the body’s imune from disease.
Naftali said that since the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourist visits have decreased. However, the pottery craftsmen are still working, in preparation for the Papeda Eating Festival in Pottery on September 30, 2021.
During the month of July, a research team from the Papua Archeology Center conducted a prehistoric archaeological research in Kampung Abar. The research team always complied the health protocol and before coming to Kampung Abar he or she did a rapid antigen test.
There are three districts that are included in the COVID-19 red zone in Jayapura Regency, namely Sentani District, East Sentani District and Waibu District. Kampung Abar is administratively an area of Ebungfauw District, Jayapura Regency.