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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.



Salak (Salacca zalacca)

Salak or snake fruit ( Salacca zalacca ) is a species of palm plant in Arecaceae, dioesis, shrubs and not trunked, has many thorns, many shoots, grows into dense and strong clumps, spreads below or above the ground, often branching and 10-15 cm diameter. S. zalacca has compound leaves, pinnate and 3-7 m long. Petiole, midrib and sapling have many long thorns, thin spines and a blackish-gray color. Minor leaves have a lanceolate shape, a pointed tip, 8x85 cm and a white underside by a waxy coating. The flowers in the cob are compound, appear in the armpit of the leaf, stem, initially covered by a sheath then dry and break down like fibers. Male flowers 50-100 cm long, 4-12 cylindrical items, 7-15 cm long, reddish in the armpits of tightly arranged scales. Female flowers 20-30 cm long, stemmed long and 1-3 items. The fruit has scaly skin, is eaten and is known as a table fruit, triangular shaped rather rounded or inverted ovoid, pointed at the base and rounded at the tip, 2.5-10

Redflower ragleaf (Crassocephalum crepidioides)

Sintrong or ebolo or thickhead or redflower ragleaf ( Crassocephalum crepidioides ) are plant species in Asteraceae, terma height 25-100 cm, white fibrous roots, generally grow wild on the roadside, yard gardens or abandoned lands at altitude 200- 2500 m. C. crepidioides has erect or horizontal stems along the soil surface, vascular, soft, non-woody, shallow grooves, green, rough surface and short white hair, aromatic fragrance when squeezed. Petiole is spread on stems, tubular and eared. Single leaf, spread out, green, 8-20 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, longitudinal or round inverted eggshell with a narrow base along the stalk. Pointed tip, flat-edged or curved to pinnate, jagged rough and pointed. The top leaves are smaller and often sit. Compound flowers grow throughout the year in humps that are arranged in terminal flat panicles and androgynous. Green cuffs with orange-brown to brick-red tips, cylindrical for 13-16 mm long and 5-6 mm wide. The crown is yellow with a brownish red

Guinea grass (Panicum maximum)

Guinea grass or buffalo grass or green panic ( Panicum maximum ) is a plant species in Poaceae, annual grasses, growing upright to form clumps, strong, cultivated in all tropical and subtropical regions for very high value as fodder. P. maximum reproduces in very large pols, fibrous roots penetrate into the soil, upright stems, green, 1-1.5 m tall and have smooth cavities for diameters up to 2.5 mm. Propagation is done vegetatively and generatively. Ribbon-shaped leaves with a pointed tip, very many, built in lines, green, 40-105 cm long, 10-30 mm wide, erect, branched, a white linear bone, often covered with a layer of white wax, rough surface by hair short, dense and spread. The flower grows at the end of a long and upright stalk, open with the main axis length to more than 25 cm and the length of the bunches down to 20 cm. Grains have a size of 3x4 mm and oval. Seeds have a length of 2.25-2.50 mm and each 1 kg contains 1.2 - 1.5 million seeds. Guinea grass has two varieties. P