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Free V.O.A. (Visa On Arrival)

Posted on 16 June 2015

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Free V.O.A. (Visa On Arrival) update
After several mis-starts and premature announcement by the Minister of Tourism in April, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo signed on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 a presidential regulation expanding VISA Free status to an expanded list of Nations. (more…)

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Arefi village

Posted on 19 March 2015

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Last Saturday, we visited Arefi village (the largest village near Birie Island), together with Dr. John Egli – who came to Papua Paradise last year – to do some GP medical care for the local Papuan villagers. The morning started a little slow when we got there; we had plenty of time to set up our little ‘pharmacy’ with Dr. Egli’s medical supplies and then within an hour, we had given out over 20 number tags to patients! Subsequently, people streamed in and asked to see the doc. (more…)

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Sunny the Olive-backed Sun Bird is BACK!

Posted on 07 March 2015

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Sunny the Olive-backed Sun Bird is BACK!

And even better- she has built her nest 3 metres high up in a Coconut Palm tree.. dangling from just a thin cord-like natural fibre. The nest (as you can see from these photos) is flask-shaped with a trail of fibre material at the bottom and a small overhanging porch from where Sunny sits mosts of the day guarding the eggs. (more…)

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More Whale News From Raja Ampat!

Posted on 21 February 2015


Our ongoing field research here at Papua Paradise / Raja Ampat has been very successful so far, almost every time we go out with the boat we find Whales and Dolphins. We use our eyes and a hydrophone to locate them and most often we will hear the Spinner Dolphins. There are many Spinner Dolphins in the area and one day we found a large group of over 1000 of them! (more…)

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