Papua is the largest province in Indonesia and because of that, it may also has the most challenges area to be conquered by the travelers. This province have got so many remote areas that can be challenging when you will need to visit one.
Say the Agats as the origin of the popular tribe in Papua as well as in Indonesia and even in the world that is called as the Asmat tribe or Dani that have the unique and artistic wooden carve’s type. Even though the city has been popular and even called as the “city on the board” (the city is built on the wooden board above the swamp), you are even possible to reach the city for days even though you are going there by plane.
And what about the existing remote areas in Papua? It will be more interesting than you think for real. I am seriously to tell you that ever since I have been there couple of times before.
Tips when traveling to remote area in Papua
When people in Indonesia are hearing about Papua, one of the common disease the people will keep on thinking is Malaria. Many have been died because of that and any of you can also be possible to experience the same. Hopefully you will not passed away, but the disease itself is truly troublesome. You will almost can’t do anything even for just to spit.
But if you want to know how to deal with that so your adventure won’t be bothered by that, simply maintain the way your eating. Never think that you can eat later if you can do it now. The more you are procrastinating, the higher chance you will get Malaria.
Some people were also getting themselves the Malaria vaccine injections right before traveling to Papua and you can also do the same.
Next tips is never bring or buy the alcoholic drinks and sharing them with the local people. Seriously, many occurred criminals were happening because of the alcoholic drink.
Local people may welcome you warmer by giving them that, but you are actually paying for something worst. Many local people in Papua are even fighting their fellow men just because of what they have drunk an hour ago and they will do anything to win.
The third tips when you are traveling to remote area in Papua is that, if you by any reasons need to sleepover in no where village you found, you’d better asking where the chief of the village or the tribal chief is living.
The interesting thing about local people in Papua is that, most of them will really appreciate the words of the tribal chief more than their own family orders. No matter how bad and good the words of chief tribal are, they will keep on following his orders.
Therefore, if you will need to stay for a night or more at the new remote area in Papua, staying in the tribal chief house is the safer option you can have while traveling.