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Biak

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Biak is the main city on the island of Biak, off the northwest coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Biak's 1 Frans Kaisiepo Airport (BIK IATA) is served by frequent flights from Makassar and Jayapura, as well as flights from Surabaya. Flights are operated by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air. To get to Biak from Jakarta, a stopover in another city or island is required.

By ferry[edit]

You can use PT Pelni's passenger ships from Surabaya or Makassar. (KM Ngapulu)

Get around[edit]

Map of Biak

By Taxi Other Transportation : Ojek (Motorcycle)

See[edit]

There are many beautiful beaches in Biak Island. You can visit Parai beach, Yendidori beach, Adoki beach, Wardo beach etc.

There is a World War II monument in Biak, a museum with a cave. The cave was a hiding place for a Japanese soldier.

On the way to Bosnik you can find a bird park, the bird park has cendrawasih (the bird of paradise), kasuari (cassowary) and mambruk (victoria crowned pigeon).

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Very good souvenir and art shop is Triant Art Shop Jl ThamBondoi.

Eat[edit]

Barapen is food cooked by using rocks. It's very delicious.

Sleep[edit]

There are a couple of fairly good hotels in Biak city.

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