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Alulu Bay, a still undiscovered gem in East Kalimantan

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, January 29, 2018  /  07:05 am
Alulu Bay, a still undiscovered gem in East Kalimantan

Kid plays at Alulu Bay, East Kalimantan. (Kompas.com/Gusti Nara)

In Berau regency, East Kalimantan, lies Alulu Bay, a yet to be discovered gem waiting to be explored.

Part of the Derawan Islands cluster, Alulu Bay is an islet inhabited by 700 people that is home to white sand beaches similar to Derawan and Maratua. Curious visitors can also explore local fishing activities and a coconut oil factory. 

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Despite its rather remote location, the area provides electricity and cellular signal for visitors, with a solar power generator (PLTS) currently being built, according to kompas.com. The latter is said to be necessary to support the operation of an ice cube factory to help fishermen preserve their catch.

To reach the location, visitors can stop at Berau regency, then take a two-hour speed boat ride to Tanjung Batu. The fare is between Rp 200,000 (US$16) and Rp 500,000.

Tourists can also take another route by visiting Maratua district by light aircraft from Kalimarau Airport in Berau, then continue the journey to Alulu Bay with a 30-minute speedboat ride. (rzf/kes)

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