Um Island is located right in front of
Maleumkarta village and it can be seen from Mailang beach in Makbon
district, Sorong, West Papua. This island is famous as a habitat for
bats and seagulls. Bats in this island look for food at daytime but
seagulls at nighttime.
It is always interesting to see thousands of bats and seagulls
looking for food. In addition, you can also see sunset and beautiful
panorama of white beach around the island.
To reach Sorong, you can take a plane or ship. There are several
flights you can take from Jakarta e.g., Merpati Air, Express Air, and
Lion Air. For sea transportation, ships transiting in Port Sorong are
Dorolonda, Labobar, Gunung Dempo, Sinabung, and Tatamailau.
It will not take a long time to travel around Um Island. You can walk
along the beach for about 15 minutes or by a longboat.
In this island, we can see the activities of seagulls and bats. The
most interesting thing is when you see thousands of seagulls and bats
flying in turn to find food.
In addition, you should not miss the beauty of white beach in this
This island is not occupied so there is no place to stay. If you wish
to visit this island, you can stay in hotels in Sorong.
No food stalls in this island. It is best for you to prepare your
food from Sorong before visiting this island.
This island has no shop selling souvenirs.
When you rent a longboat, please choose one with balancing wings so
as to reduce the possibility of losing its balance when hit by waves.
Quoted from : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/76/um-island
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