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DEWAKA BANANA TROPICAL FRUIT FROM RAJA AMPAT

 

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Since hundreds of years ago, banana (Musa Paradisiacal) turned out to have been a part of human diet. Fossil research in Papua New Guinea showed domestication and cultivation of more than 10,000 years ago. Benefits of banana plants are in all parts of the plant, namely starting from the root to drugs, stem to rafts and rigging, leaves for wrapping, and of course the benefits of bananas to eat.

When compared with other fruits, bananas have a soft texture with a delicious flavour. In addition, the banana is a fruit that is practical, easy to peel without tools. Bananas are available all year round at affordable prices for fruit.

Bananas originated in Southeast Asia, a region with very high species diversity. In Indonesia alone was found about 300 species of cultiva bananas. Latin in banana is taken from the name of a royal physician at the time of the Roman emperor in the year 63-64 BC. In general, the bananas themselves can be grouped into two major categories:

  1. Bananas that can be directly consumed. Examples of the first group include: plantain, banana, or banana.
  1. Bananas need to be treated before it is consumed (known as plantain). An example is the banana hor

Partly in the territory of Papua plantain used as a staple food, used as a substitute for rice, which is the main menu and eaten with other side dishes. It’s not surprising that consumption of bananas in Papua was very high.

Irian bananas are always inviting admiration of people who see them. It was like a giant compared to other bananas. The sign contains 13-24 pieces that are divided into two combs. Fruit at first comb more than the second. Fortunately jumbo fruit was supported by a sturdy tree, towering no less than 4 m. The diameter of the stem 2 times greater than the usual horns. Given the shape of bananas Irian is similar horns. Only horns irian look fat, not angular and thinner skin. With a sturdy trunk, the tree would not mind a collapsed fruit must be exposed to the wind.

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Irian fruitful horn at the age of nine months. The distance between the old flowering to fruit takes about five months. If it is old in a tree, waiting for mature only takes 4-5 days. Fruit maturity is characterized by yellowing of the skin. When cut, visible texture of the leaves are soft reddish yellow, shiny seedless.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort one of the resorts are located on the island that is preserving banana dewaka by planting bananas around the resort area. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort most of the time invents recipes for main course, appetizers or deserts for the guests, which are using local ingredients such Dewaka banana. Especially for Dewaka banana, after being processed, it tastes sweet and fluffier texture. The older the tree, the sweeter and fluffier it tastes.

Especially when it’s really going to be sweeter than ripe bananas horn. In the immature fruit there is little sour taste. Besides wrapped, it is a potential banana jumbo processed into other forms, such as chips. The sliced is ​​lengthwise and crosswise as good. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort priorities local fruits to give be given to the guests.

 

UTILIZATION OF SAGO AND SAGO TREE IN RAJA AMPAT PEOPLE

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In the context of Raja Ampat community sago plant is very guarded and preserved by older people or their ancestors. Sago is a plant that is typical for Raja Ampat. Therefore, these plants should be kept in the preservation.

There is no doubt that for Raja Ampat people sago is a typical food that can support their life. Both as a source of food and income and the money can be used for living.. If the sago tree is old enough then:

  1. sago starch material processed into food industry,
  2. cortex / sago trunk processed into paper industry;
  3. sago pulp is processed into animal feed mixtures,
  4. Can be used as a mixture of charcoal, a mixture of particle board, medium mushrooms,
  5. From the sago tree can make plywood, textiles, chemicals, organic acids, fructose, ethanol as a staple energy.

Therefore, sago has a central position to the lives of the people of Raja Ampat. Sago function for society Raja Ampat as has been mentioned as a sustainer of life. Sago / sago provide guarantees for the life of every day, a tool / means of support for school children.

Utilization of sago palm when starting planted until cleared for take out contents: age 1-3 years branch leaves used as ropes; 4-5 years old branch leaves used for house walls and aged 6-20 years can be used also for the manufacture of glue, pastries and ethanol. This is the age of sago in the traditional function or benefit.

Sago has multiple functions and benefits the world and sago gatherer societies. There is no doubt would benefit from sago palm. There are two important points of the advantages and benefits of planting and preserving sago:

  1. sago tree (leaves) are the largest producer of oxygen compared to other plants. This is the main point because so much carbon dioxide that cause depleting the ozone layer and the temperature of the earth heats up, people seemed to live in a glass house.
  1. It has a high economic value. According to the results of research that sago was able to feed the world. Results of research excellence function that if a tree is planted area of ​​200 hectares it is able to live in Asia. Appropriate research results have proven the usefulness of sago economic value. Sago contributes very much to address the food crisis and help tackle global warning (global warming).

However, if the sago tree is not cultivated, the impact advantage of sago tree will turn into a loss for sago gatherer society but have an impact on the world. One of the global problems facing the world is unrest and aridity for humans. Especially for people gatherer culture sago will lose value and will experience a shortage of food. Unrest and aridity experienced by the world because the act of man himself. In practical economic value goes up causing increasing human needs. And as a contributor to oxygen in order to reduce the impact of global warning.

Benefits of sago and sago tree traditionally for Raja Ampat community; rope as a binder replacement spikes, stem/gaba as a replacement home wall wood and plywood, leaves as a substitute for zinc roofs as well as camshaft, sago tree bark as a substitute for wood or plank flooring, pulp ell as producing fungi, edible fungi more by mothers The new maternity as medicine, sago tree roots as well as medicine.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is located on the Urai Island has 7 pieces bungalow standing on the water, the whole building utilizing the sago tree as the basic construction bungalow such as: wall bungalow using sago palm fronds, roof bungalows using sago leaves and floor bungalow using sago tree trunk . One way of Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort preserves local cultural wisdom is utilizing the sago tree in building construction resort. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also invites guests to keep and maintain the existing plant sago trees around the resort area.

 

 

 

LANGSAT, TYPICAL TROPICAL FRUIT IN RAJA AMPAT

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Three of Langsat is one of the original fruit that grows in Indonesia and is one of the woody plants that lived during chronic. Duku (Lansium Domesticum corr) is starting to spread widely in different parts of the continent of Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Olive fruit is a type of fruit that goes into the tribe Meliaceae. This plant grows in Raja Ampat and spread evenly on all the islands. The fruit is exactly the same as Duku and flesh is the same except that there is a difference of complexioned from duku. Olive fruit is usually no different from duku durable, as well as taste sweeter than duku complexioned.

Actually there are several types of olive fruit or duku. It’s called the tribe, there complexioned and sosokan, and there are also duku-complexioned. Complexioned has a thin tree, with branches high above, and not shady slim shape as tree. Its fruit branch is long. There are usually consists of 15-20 seeds or fruits in the bunch. Duku or olive fruit has many health benefits for our body. For more details you can see a little review below.

Benefits of Langsat Fruit

Olive fruit that looks almost like longan is proved to have some good benefits to health, and here are some health benefits duku are for:

Before we discuss the benefits and efficacy of olive fruit, we must first look at what nutrients are present in the olive fruit, so the fruit is very popular and widely sold in fruit market. As quoted from various sources, nutrients in the olive fruit are as follows:

In 100 grams of olive fruit contains 70 calories, 1.0 grams protein, 0.2 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrates, 0.7 grams of minerals, calcium 18 mg, phosphorus 9 mg and 0.9 mg of iron. For calories, minerals and iron, olive fruit has higher than apples or oranges. Then what is the usefulness for your health?

  1. Smoothen your digestion system. It contains a lot of dietary fiber or fibers that can aid digestion. If you are having digestion problems the olive fruit can be one solution for you.
  1. Treating worms and fever. Its complexioned big ones and bitter can be utilized as a deworming medication. Mashed olive seeds into a powder.
  1. Prevent cancer and efficacy further olive fruit that is from the skin of the fruit. The skin of the fruit can be used as a cure colon cancer, and cleaning radicals in the body that cause cancer.
  1. Treating poisonous insect bites. It is used herein are tan bark, the skin can be useful for poisonous insect bites wood, scorpion bites, as a cure dysentery and malaria drugs.
  1. Skin whitening. Olive fruit is good for health that it can also be felt by the skin, because it can be used to whiten the skin. Essence of complexioned sweet fruit that rub on the skin would inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase. In addition complexioned is also efficacious to prevent permanent skin damage.
  1. Drugs to expel mosquito. Its complexioned is good to repel mosquitoes. it has been tested by experts from IPB Bandung, and the result was able to repel mosquitoes with olive skin.

Lots of content of duku which is very good for health, including the composition of nutrients that exist in every duku already quite a lot, which is quite a lot of calories is 70 cal per 100gram duku, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, natural minerals, calcium and fisfir good for bones, iron and some other useful content.

The content benefits a lot for our health. By consuming duku, you can meet any energy needed every day by your body as well as to prevent us from some deadly diseases like cancer.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also introduces many typical fruits of Raja Ampat and one of them is the olive fruit. Fruit is often sold by the local community and serve as a source of income for them. Olive fruit in the Raja Ampat has a very distinct flavor. The uniqueness of this fruit flavors receive special attention from guests in Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort. One of the agenda offered by Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort to guest complexioned is picking fruit in the garden. By doing this Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort in preserving local plants is keeping the neighborhood.

 

KING PARROT IN RAJA AMPAT

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Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) or Black Cockatoo is one type of parrot Indonesia. In contrast to other types of parrots, cockatoos king has black fur and black crested. The size is very large, up to 60 cm, making it the largest cockatoo species in Indonesia.

In some areas King Parrot are called by different names. Local names include alkai (Aru), awehie (Membramo), Kasmalas (Papua west-northwest), Mampais (Doreh), Sangya (Sorong), and Siong (I wish). Whereas in English parrots is named Palm Cockatoo, Cape York Cockatoo, Great Palm Cockatoo, Black Macaw, Great Black Cockatoo, or Goliath Cockatoo.

The Latin name of the family Cacatuidae animals are Probosciger aterrimus (Gmelin, 1788), the name synonymous Probosciger aterrinus (Gmelin, 1788). There are four subspecies of cockatoo king is P.A. aterrimus, P.A. goliath, P.A. stenolophus, and P.A. macgillivrayi.

Description and characteristics of King Parrot

By dimension King cockatoo has body length of 51-64 cm. Black body feathers, colored crested black, and red cheeks. This crested is enforceable. Half the size of a very large and long (half smaller females) are colored black. The tongue is red with a black tip. The color of eye is black circles with dark brown. The legs are gray.

In addition to the black feathers, hallmark is the current king parrots fly, feather crest held high (standing). King parrot voice when calling such as the sound of loud screeches keeyaank !, eeyohn! or raah !. Also the sound of whistling uree uree uree yurrr rhythmically.

Living alone or in small groups of up to 5 birds membered. Bird Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) are diurnal animals that are active during the day. The main meal is large grains and hard  in addition to eating fruit and leaf buds.

Habitat, Distribution, and Conservation

Cockatoo King is a native Indonesian bird, inhabiting almost the entire island of Papua. Also found in the Aru Islands, the island of Misool (Raja Ampat Islands) and several smaller islands. In addition, black parrots live also in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

King Parrot bird of habitat is in lowland tropical rain forest, deciduous forest, secondary forest, up to the edge of the forest area of up to an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level.

Global population has not been established. But is expected to remain pretty much living in the wild. To subspecies Probosciger aterrimus macgillivrayi is estimated to have a stable population summed 3,000 adult’s tail). In Indonesia, Parrot King is one of the birds that are protected under Government Regulation No. 7 of 1999.

Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is located on the Urai Island. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is seriously maintaining the diversity of plant species that grow in the hills and small forests around the resort area. Various species of birds that can be encountered in Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort include: parrot, herons, eagles, parakeets, bird of paradise, king parrots and others. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also invites local and foreign guests to do trekking around the resort area in order to see the diversity of bird species in Urai island. One policy Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort has concerning the conservation of the habitat for birds from extinction is to not cut down trees and maintain sustainability and purity with of the forest in Urai island.

 

 

DOLPHIN IN RAJA AMPAT

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Seventy percent of the world’s reefs are in Raja Ampat, West Papua. It means, when diving in Raja Ampat, one can literally see 70 percent of the world’s coral.

Therefore, no wonder if Raja Ampat is famous for diving worldwide.

Raja Ampat is the heart of the world’s coral triangle. So the sea of Raja Ampat has such a diverse marine life including whales, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and more. More specifically, in addition to whales, dolphins, and sea lions, Raja Ampat has five species of sea turtles, rays, unique sharks Wobbegong and Kalabia or walking shark and sea horse. There are 15 species of endemic fish, shellfish up to 699 types, up to 1427 types of reef fish and 553 types of hard corals.

Not surprisingly, people’s livelihood is fishing in Raja Ampat. However, local communities have local knowledge for taking fish using nets to preserve the ocean. With underwater wealth owned by Raja Ampat, the district is visited by tourists diving enthusiasts. Raja Ampat consists of four large islands namely Wageo, Misol, Batanta, and Salawati, and has more than 1,000 small islands which keep the diversity of flora and fauna such as 540 species of corals and over 1,000 species of reef fish and 700 species of molluscs.

One animal that is man’s best friend is a dolphin. Dolphins are mammals that cosmopolitan, so almost in every hemisphere, there is a group of these intelligent mammals. Dolphins are spread evently in the waters of Raja Ampat. These mammals are also commonly found in the South Waigeo, Misool, Batanta and others.

Dolphins can be seen every day. Especially when traveling from Sorong to Raja Ampat, tourists can see the dolphins in the waters off. Besides, all the way to the Gulf of Kabui we will see a group of dolphins playing in the open sea. Dolphins can also be encountered in all areas of Raja Ampat.

All this natural wealth become tourist attraction. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort is strategically located in the entrance of the Kabui bay. It is an added value for foreign guests to be able to see the dolphins playing in front of the resort area. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also offers travel package such as bird-watching tour with a view of paradise endemic, diving, snorkelling, and cruise tourist village.

 

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