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Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
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Turtle Bay offers everything but the turtles

  • Agus Maryono, The Jakarta Post, Cilacap

<P><LEADPARA>Hundreds of boats are lined up neatly along Cilacap's Turtle Bay, an important tourist site in Central Java, located on the province's southern tip.</LEADPARA> | Fri, May 1 2009 | 02:50 pm

PREMIUM The boats along the beach - named after the large population of turtles that used to nest here - belong to some 35,000 fishermen in the regency, home to 1.7 million people. Nowadays, the name is all that's left of the turtles. "I don't know why, but no more turtles are spotted in Cilacap. My grandfather told me there used to be many of them on the beach," said 25-year-old fisherman Wasik...