Arfak Mountains – Arfak Mountains (Pegunungan Arfak or Pegaf) in West Papua have many natural wonders. There, you can find a white beach sitting on a mountain at the edge of a lake.
There is a white sand beach on Anggi Gida Lake, Arfak Mountains, West Papua. Travelers can see the white-lined lake from the top of Tombrok Hill while facing South Manokwari in a sunny weather.
Lake Anggi Gida is at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Bukit Tombrok is indeed fascinating because at the same time you can see a part of Lake Anggi Giji.
For a trip to Anggi Gida, you must rent a boat belonged to the village residents. In Tombrok Village, there is a pier where you can cross the lake.
The short voyage across the blue lake takes only 10 minutes. There will be two persons, one in the bow and one in the stern, who will guide the travelers to Anggi Gida’s lakeshore.
Originally, there was only eels in Anggi Giji and Anggi Gida Lake. The local government then took the initiative to breed fishes like mujair (Java tilapia or Oreochromis mossambicus) and carps. These fishes along with the eels have multiply through the years so they can be harvested by the locals. We can find these fishes sold in Anggi Morning Market.
A medium-sized boat at Anggi Gida usually can contains 10 people. Local residents will only use their ships if the weather is good.
Arriving at the sandy beach of Anggi Gida, travelers will be hit with awe-inducing scenery. This is not a coral fragment, but this white sand is a fragment of white mountain rocks there. The white sand does not come from coral fragments like the usual sand you find in the beach but from the white mountain rocks.
In addition, we can find a natural pond just next to this white shore. The two are only separated by the sandy course.
Unfortunately, Anggi Gida’s white sand has been collected by the local residents to build houses and roads. However, the regulation has banned this illegal mining activity.
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