Bugis, Bagans and Gurango in Cenderawasih bay West Papua
After one day under the non forgiving sun in the land of the Papuan’s with no sunscreen I asked myself where is the rain and the clouds, it’s supposed to be the rainy season.
Looking for a local boat to the small village of Kwatisore on the Cenderwasih bay seemed to be like looking for the right directions in India always getting 5 diffrent answears. Walking here there back again, taking bemo ( mini bus) to bigger ports and in the end ending up chartering a bugis boat for 2 days.
The bugis are seafarers from south Sulawesi. They are moving where the fish is and now the most fish is to be had in Papua.
The Gurango is the the largest fish out there and although the one we saw was only 4-5 m they can grow up to 14-16 m according to the Bugis and they have seen a lot under their bagans.The night at the Bagan was another experience worth the effort getting here.