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Lake Sentani Festival

Festival Danau Sentani (FDS) is an annual folk cultural festival which is organized around Lake Sentani each June for a week. The event is filled with traditional dances on a boat, a war dance typical of Papua, ceremonies, carnivals, unique culinary and others offerings Jayapura Regency and Jayapura city.

Lake Sentani Festival presents variety of arts and cultural activities of communities around Lake Sentani in Papua as a very festive attraction. Carnival followed by the whole community in Jayapura and Jayapura City featuring the traditional culture, traditional dances and folk songs accompanied.

Tinuku Travel Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

Tinuku.com Travel Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

Travel.Tinuku.com Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

The lake has an area of about 9,360 hectares under the slopes of Cyclops Mountains Nature Reserve covering an area of 245,000 hectares wide. Lake lies between the Jayapura Regency and Jayapura city are beautiful and includes 24 villages inhabited very friendly.

On the lake there are also 21 small islands adorn this beautiful lake. Sentani sense of the word means "here we live in peace" was first mentioned by a Christian pastor BL Bin when carrying out this mission in the area of the lake in 1898.

The music of Tifa drums accompany each day as blend with nature scene Papua beautiful. The festival is centered in the Kalkhote beach, East Sentani, is a dock on Lake Sentani to showcase the diversity of traditions, art and culture. Feast is a mix of nature and native culture Tabi region inhabited by 16 sub-tribes.

Dance Ahohoi of the Ayapo dance group using typical clothes Papua is straw skirt, headband ornate saga seeds, shells and cassowary feathers. War dance on a boat called Isosolo where dancers cavort while playing bows and spears to dabble in joy.

The festival is also filled with craft fairs like camshaft or knitting bag made out of wood and natural dyes, headbands decorated with cassowary feathers and wood paintings. Agate jewelry exhibit typical quartz crystal Cycloops are green and red.

The visitors and travelers are invited to sow millions of tilapia fish into the lake to add variety of aquatic biota along Lake Sentani endemic fish such as rainbow fish, red rainbow fish and cork. Around lake also have Indey Tomb, Japanese Army monument and Inscription McArthur. The festival also organizes competition of article writing, photography and video adventure.

Abar village on an island in middle of lake inhabitants are friendly and skilled processing clay into beautiful pottery artworks. Driving around Lake Sentani use Onomi Motor Boat and visit Ajau village in Ifar Besar to watch traditional procession payment of treasure among the two clans is Awaitauw of Puay and Yoku of Ifar Besar.

Tinuku Travel Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

Tinuku.com Travel Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

Travel.Tinuku.com Lake Sentani Festival an annual folk cultural every June on Kalkhote beach, Jayapura, Papua

Location: Focused on the Kalkhote beach, East Sentani, Lake Sentani, Jayapura district and Jayapura city, Papua.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Explore the flora and fauna. Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Reach Access: 0 km from Jayapura city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Jayapura city.

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