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Arborek is a village in Meos Mansar Subdistrict, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia, surrounded by white sand beaches, clear water, stunning biota views, rows of coconut trees, dances, songs and hospitality of the residents.

This village has even become a common route for tourists visiting Raja Ampat. Undeniably, Raja Ampat is famous for its underwater species richness which is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and 700 species of mollusks.

Dlium Arborek

Arborek village is one of the 18 most beautiful villages in West Papua that have begun to develop local regulations on community-based marine conservation.

The village is easier to reach from Sorong City to Waisai City by boat, then continues the journey using the Longbo Boat or speedboat for about two hours. Along the way are beautiful sea views, stunning blue skies, and rows of uninhabited islands.

When you reach this village, you will see the beauty of a sloping beach with clean white sand and very soft on the feet. Rows of coconut trees that thrive and produce shade. Arborek village is only about 6-7 hectares or 10 times the size of a soccer field.

The sea water is very clear, the beauty of the underwater is very easy to see even on the beach and you will immediately throw yourself into snorkeling and diving without the need to travel far to the middle of the sea.

But to see the wingtips of a manta ray appearing above the surface of the sea which is extremely clear, it takes around 15-20 minutes using a motorized boat.

The cheerful faces of the friendly villagers and women create beautiful handicrafts made from sea pandan leaves. These woven products are hats, noken bags, or mobile phones that have perfect quality.

Residents of this village also provide several homestays and traditional restaurants. They have no difficulty in providing fresh and electricity supply, but it is difficult to get a cellphone signal.



Porang (Amorphophallus muelleri)

Porang or iles-iles ( Amorphophallus muelleri ) is a plant species in Araceae, the petiole is a pseudo stem with a height of 40-180 cm, 1-5 cm in diameter, round, green or purple with irregular white spots, each branching point grows brown bulbil and yellow bulb. A. muelleri has all leaves or stems or stems that are light green to dark green or gray and has greenish-white patches, smooth or smooth surface. The leaves are elliptical in shape with pointed leaf tips, smooth and wavy surface. When flushing has 3, 4-5, 5-6 and finally 6 minor leaves branching with 3 minor petioles. Young leaves have light purple or green edges and will end in yellow and 0.3-0.5 mm wide. The whole canopy is 50-150 cm wide. The stems grow above the tubers with a diameter of 25-50 mm and a height of 75-175 cm. Tubers have a brownish yellow or gray color on the outer surface and brownish yellow on the inside, are slightly oval in shape, fibrous roots, weigh 450-3350 grams, smooth tissue, 4-5 months of dormanc

Javan broadhead planarian (Bipalium javanum)

Cacing palu or Javan broadhead planarian ( Bipalium javanum ) is a species of animal in Geoplanidae, hermaphrodite, living on the ground, predators, often called only hammerhead or broadhead or shovel worms because of wide heads and simple copulatory organs. B. javanum has a slim stature, up to 20 cm long, up to 0.5 cm wide, head wide up to 1 cm or less, small neck, widening in the middle and the back end is rounded, all black and shiny. Javan broadhead planarians walk above ground level by raising their heads and actively looking left, right and looking up using strong neck muscles. Move swiftly, track meander, climb to get through all obstacles or make a new path if the obstacle is too high. Cacing palu track and prey on earthworms and mollusks. They use muscles and sticky secretions to attach themselves to prey to lock in. The head and ends of the body are wrapped around and continue to close the body to stop prey reactions. They produce tetrodotoxins which are very strong

China rose (Rosa chinensis)

Mawar or Bengal rose or China rose ( Rosa chinensis ) is a plant species in Rosaceae, shrubs up to 1-2 m tall, growing on fences or forming bushes. Leaf pinnate, 3-5 leaflets, each 2.5-6 cm long and 1-3 cm wide. The plant has three varieties is R. chinensis var. chinensis, R. chinensis var. spontanea and R. chinensis var. semperflorens. R. chinensis has pink, red and white petals. Solitary flowers, usually four or five bundles together and have a mild aroma. Hermaphrodite flowers have radial symmetry for diameters of 4-5 cm. Strong branches, sturdy thorns decorate each path, young stems have dark green tree bark and woody old stems have purplish brown color. The leaves are arranged alternately from the petiole and downy. Leaf pinnate, ovoid with rounded base, tapered tip and sharp saw edge. The top leaves are dark green and shiny. Various forms of mawar have been cultivated in the garden for a long time, many varieties of garden roses and hibidation as tea roses and so on hy