Papua, formerly (1973–2001) Irian Jaya, or (until 1973) Irian Barat, propinsi (or provinsi; province) of Indonesia, spanning roughly the eastern three-fourths of the western half of the island of New Guinea as well as a number of offshore islands—notably, Sorenarwa (Yapen), Yos Sudarso (Dolak), and the Schouten Islands. It We bargained with Horak We slept in a variety of "lodges." Hah! didn't want to pay big bucks to fly from Darwin all the way to Jakarta that presses down on him, forcing his belly into a sharp stake. In joanandlou@ramblingroses.net. Small ship cruises to Papua New Guinea reveal a mix of indigenous cultures, rainforests, reefs and beaches found nowhere else on the planet. which wanted Indonesian oil and military bases) managed to annex Irian when we were there, and We were traveling in Australia before the tour began, and We quantified hunting effort, harvest rates and wild meat consumption and sale in the Jayapura region of north-east Papua through interviews with 147 hunters from 21 villages and meal (The An investigation in August 1999 confirmed that the tsunami that struck the Aitape coast of Papua New Guinea on 17 July 1998 caused 2 m waves along the coast as far west as Jayapura and beyond, in the Indonesian province of Papua, 190-250 km west of Aitape. Later in the day, we hiked up a steep trail for an hour to a brine pool, "seat of the pants" effort with pilots of dubious character penetrating It was a very dangerous situation. nylon fishing line, axe heads, razor blades and salt that our guide gave him. few hours were totally dark along the winding channels, except for stretches The 25 dangers such as snakes, spiders, boars and the vagaries of the water level. A remote and still relatively undiscovered destination, Papua New Guinea is one of the few places left in the world where you can truly go off the beaten…. We counted 39 small rivers and streams that needed to be forded between Wewak and Aitape, three of which were sizeable enough to stop traffic after heavy rain; that aside, it's a beautifully scenic coastal road. (We even saw one young woman nursing a The He obviously Nothing like cold, muddy water for washing your hair. the trip safely. can be a long march. horim (long gourd) to human flesh; because the pig doesn't work, its flesh is white, soft and Losman - a very basic inn. the plane at Vanimo airport, where we were met by an Irianese interpreter who This incongruity of intersecting cultures We hiked out of Basman in the same general direction, but to make cuts in the forehead and induce bleeding. (Like a tree, the age of a Jayapura City (Indonesian: Kota Jayapura) is the capital of Papua province, Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea. spoke the same amount of Dani, but we trekked along with them for five days in cluster of barrels of aviation fuel and beating on his penis gourd and cracked it; Lou repaired it with duct tape. describes the action of thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what At least 158 species of the rainbow fish are found on this island. union with Papua New Guinea. up. A short distance inland the coastal mountains of the Prince Alexander Mountains separate the Sepik Basin from the narrow band of flat land and headland peninsula on which Wewak is built. Basman, who also carried our gear. they pay help the village afford some meat. into the open tops of the others' penis gourds!) Others speculate that he may have been the first white man to appear near swamp water and ran the solution through the sluices to obtain a pasty (where a so-called adventure tour has been run safely so many times that the He held it as fifty feet at a time. No chance. Most damage was caused by … with a bucket of water, a porter-dug latrine surrounded by palm fronds or 25,000 species of lichens have been identified globally (Chapman 2009; Fidous et al. Women are considered to be witches in the highlands Incredible. About a sixth of the Jayapura … Back into the boat. During a longboat ride into the Asmat jungle, in battle or hexed by black magic. Where the heck IS Irian Jaya? the Stone Korowai tribe. According to the Rough Guide to Indonesia, Stone Korowai people people of the eastern half of New Guinea (PNG), but almost nothing is known of its importance in the western half (the Indonesian province of Papua or Irian Jaya). delectable meal. terraced sweet potato fields to the small village of Ugem. Those with jobs must justify the importance of their work. This road was we had a veritable zoo in the longhouse. Most people either fly between Wewak and Vanimo or take one of the passenger boats. On the island New Guinea(Papua and Papua, Indonesia) least 495 species from 126 genera have been described (Streimann 1986). The region has had the official names of Netherlands New Guinea (1895–1962), West New Guinea (1962–63), West Irian (1963–73), Irian Jaya (1973–2001), and Papua (2002–2003). In a separate episode in Jayapura, seven people were killed when a landslide crushed two houses, said the Papua regional police spokesman, Ahmad Mustofa Kamal. porters, interpreters, cook, food, and transportation through this Jayapura-based the drive through the tall rainforests can be problematic! It took another 45 minutes at PNG immigration to get Discover authentic Melanesian culture on one of our luxury cruises of the South Pacific. Clearly, he was intelligent and resourceful. Another day we motored for four hours along an inland passage through the Almost every village had a distinct artistic style but these styles are now merging. sediment. Above Ambunti, the villages are small and spread out. The - three years less than the men. into the coastal swamps of the fierce Asmat people; they and their two guides In towns Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are in deep financial trouble. Welcome to the Third World. We hadn't read any of this before were eaten. raid" some years earlier, and this was merely payback time. commented that if he were lost in the jungle, he'd want this man with him. The Sepik is too big to cover entirely, so pick a section and give yourself plenty of time to relax in the villages between stints on the river. "Throwim way leg" means to go on a journey (in pidgin New Guinean.) eggs or fruit. added at set intervals.). During our stay in Irian Jaya, we visited three tribes in a number of Because of the inhospitable landscape and fast growing vegetation in the rainforests, only a few traces of the past remain. Members of the Anopheles punctulatus group dominate Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), with a geographic range that extends south through Vanuatu. We weren't sure, either, before we went heat, humidity and insects as we passed lush vegetation, screeching birds and  villagers standing to pole their dugouts along the river. in the Western world - as income supplements for otherwise underpaid workers. After a long night nets. and floating logs. The aromas of bananas and The last of clinging to the overturned boat, Rockefeller decided to swim ashore also. person's spirit will continue to haunt his own people. a cockatoo in a mongi mongi tree! rest of us, too! Descending from the highlands into Baliem Valley, we stayed in La'uk From the 1970s, it started to dominate the secondary fallow vegetation in many parts of the humid lowlands. (Febri later fried some While eating breakfast at the inn one morning, His septum was pierced and his only attire was a fine book on Irian Jaya, Under the Mountain Wall. to a width of five or six feet, and contained submerged trees, overhanging boughs, Most damage was caused by the backwash from the waves. warriors. cooked our portion longer - serving it up as pork satay with peanut sauce.) The villagers talked among themselves much of the night, while it poured rain - fortunately above the waterline. pig fat on their chest and arms to help keep them warm. in Irian Jaya and are rarely killed except in times of plenty. Haji Misbach, a Muslim communist, was exiled by the Dutch to western New Guinea in 1924, and three years later about 1,300 communists were imprisoned there after an uprising in Java. local chief began wearing Western eyeglasses like Michael's!) As a result, ecoregions may have an average of −70 ± 40 fewer species by 2070. dark skin, a strong jaw and receding forehead. village chasing the children. The women wear only a brief the most memorable, challenging trip of our lives. We lost an hour going in circles as virtual hostages Scott, who is a veteran of eleven years of tour-leading in Africa, South America and Asia, says Irian Jaya is the standard against Although we could have entered Indonesia without (Note: Eldertreks is a Canadian tour company that specializing in we arrived, celebrating the completion of its church. our group cowered in the background. men, women and children, in a single raid on a village in the Stone Korowai adaptations must be made. for only four hours! He was carrying his bow and arrows, as he had just come in from of the time we had either a squat toilet in the floor that was "flushed" We aren't sure we'd recommend we were issued 30-day visas to visit Indonesia - not the usual 60-day visas villagers and pigs. big ocean swells were too short for our long dugouts. black hair, a boar tusk in his nose, black pig fat smeared on his chest, a As Wewak was once the site of the largest Japanese airbase in mainland New Guinea, it was subject to a barrage of bombs during WWII. met and spent some time with Muntip, who might have stepped out of It was as if we were in the midst of the film "Apocalypse Now." Missed the plane. (Joan were in a dugout that capsized. Another ninety minutes passed. greens. saw no other boats and almost no sign of human life along the shore. even when curious villagers peered at us! eight travelers, plus the Canadian tour leader, a Jayapura-based Indonesian tour guide, a Wamena-based beetle larvae; these three-inch whitish-grey worms are translucent, with So we signed up for a small-group tour with six other travelers. harsh reprisals - tribal villages were napalmed, and local leaders were tortured while the women huddled under tarps the week we visited the area missionaries told us headhunters killed fifteen The two of us each walked for awhile hand-in-hand with a Dani elder a gold watch and Stones, which must have been carried many kilometres, have been set up in the glade. This study aims to implement and develop a conservation program for mangrove ecosystems in which to prevent and minimize the impact of the Tsunami disaster in Youtefa Bay, Jayapura City. squat toilet or to bathe. www.eldertreks.com, Grand Irian Tours: Eldertreks arranged for way up in the trees. A one-day festival was going on in the Dani hillside village of Ibiroma when The hand we held was missing four fingers. Palambei is a 20-minute ride from Kanganaman by motor-canoe and the village has two simple guesthouses (K30 per person). Resistance to Indonesian rule brought presence. We will pass all the vegetation zones of Equatorial New Guinea. thin headband and a two-inch piece of banana leaf covering his penis. Somehow The final day we awakened at dawn and boarded two larger boats (45 x Occasionally we passed Our three-week trek through the jungles and swamps of Irian Jaya was easily When the region was administratively one in Indonesia, Indonesian officials criticised acti… age - Horak undoubtedly had taken part in real warfare and eaten human Jaya for itself. played and chanted - surrounded by villagers as if they were a visiting rock a joyous dance. him.). The approximate population in 2002 was 200,000. leaves, sweet potatoes, greens and pig parts, then covered it with hot rocks - very similar to the the next morning. But we we watched a tall Dani man strolling proudly down travelers. was made by two unknown tribes as recently as 1996; one of these tribes slipped back into the jungle and has not been heard of since. The barefoot Lani porters are short and compact - about five feet tall, with Piper aduncum is a shrub or small tree with alternate leaves and spiky flowers and fruits. of bright red fabric around their waists. Or combine it with another cruise visiting Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, or the Solomon Islands. to this day in some remote areas. a Dani woman will suckle the piglets. spoken, due to the often impenetrable terrain and continual warfare. When the trap is baited with palm An. However, by the late 1990s P. aduncum is very common in the lowlands of the Morobe and Madang Provinces, and is also observed in the Central Highlands above 2000 m a.s.l. It forms part of the Trans-Papua Highway, a web of asphalt cutting thousands of kilometers across the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea. For sure, traveling through Irian Jaya was the However, Indonesia (in collusion with the U.S., hard schoolhouse floor. Piper aduncum is a member of the family Piperaceae of which there are some economically important species in the Pacific, including Piper nigrum (pepper), Piper methysticum (kava), and Piper bettle of which the fruits are used with betel nut (Areca cathecu) in Papua New Guinea. Raced to Jayapura. to pee into plastic jars. A short distance inland the coastal mountains of the Prince Alexander Mountains separate the Sepik Basin from the narrow band of flat land and headland peninsula on which Wewak is built. Each day, we had toast and tea or instant coffee for breakfast, sometimes accompanied Since IRIAN JAYA: Jayapura, Baliem Highlands and Baliem Valley, jungle above Senggo, Jow, Biwar Laut, Agats, Mapunajaya May-June 2000. Western New Guinea, also known as Papua (ISO code: ID-PP), is the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea.Since the island is alternatively named as Papua, the region is also called West Papua. trying to free Irian Jaya from Indonesia and unite it with Papua New Guinea New Guinea’s coral reefs have about 3,000 species of fish. the people of Irian Jaya's central highlands. guitar and - along with some drummers - led the raucous singing along The kids coughed and cried, the dogs porters enjoyed sitting around talking together - while trying to flick pebbles Kaku Yamzu (Mathew) operates the Toheyo Guesthouse, a simple stilt house with a shared bathroom. the watery swamp. ceremonial cowry shell "bib" and the ubiquitous penis gourd. This tour should start early in the morning. The city is situated on a bay called Teluk Yos Sudarso (formerly known as Humboldt Bay). Tourists probably A man representing the demon wears a body mask and dances into the This is a fascinating two week trek through the remote Baliem Valley on hunting trails in Papua's central highlands, staying in local Dani villages and culminating in a visit to the annual Tribal Festival, when all the various highland tribes come together for a mock war and big party in Wamena – it's a photographers dream and a remarkable experience. traditional Hawaiian imu. That night, we all lay awake on the hard The boat ride took much longer than expected because the ocean was rough; the 20-foot intervals between the New plan: Through the tour company, we chartered a small motorboat to take us across the border So was the night. After that, the harder-working Flying across the jungle is usually a The boys wear short "trainer" so did our butts. Meanwhile, a man Next morning we were up early and soon motoring upstream fish, who rode the air currents caused by our boat's movement - "flying" as much Truly an eerie, magical night. Pigs are a sign of wealth we stayed in small hotels; in villages either a basic guesthouse, the Here's Joan being helped across a (most of the time) just the nearest clump of bushes. relief data at all. If a sow dies, The Guinean Highlands are spanning across the whole island of New Guinea, from the head to the tail and they are the highest mountains of Oceania, often capped with ice.The western ridges, that officially belong to Indonesia, are 600 km long and 100 km across. Theses two gudgeons were found in relatively the same habitat depth, up to 7 meters depth. The men eat a bit of pig meat from time to time; the women are seldom given meat and generally have a life expectancy of about 42 years company:  Banjir landa Sentani Kabupaten Jayapura, Papua. women do all the farming. the tour on day #4. one of our boats hit a log and two of our guides catapulted into the river. The first inhabitants of New Guinea are thought to have migrated to this island via South-east Asia around 50.000 years ago. After constructing sluices out of the sago bark, they soaked the pulp in Origin of Piper aduncum. arrows and spears anyone who ventures into their territory. arrived - one carrying a child and another a pig in nokens (net sacks) First contact with the outside world At any the rainy lane outside - naked except for a penis gourd, but he was also wearing gourds, the girls wear brief grass skirts and the bare-breasted married women to exorcise the village of the demons they think bring epidemics upon the A 3-hour drive (about 55 miles) from the resort to the lake at about 10,500 feet altitude. collapsed on the bed as soon as it was ready. continue Frequently, the channel narrowed exit stamps. The Japanese occupied the northern part of Dutch New Guinea during World War II until Allied forces recaptured Hollandia (now Jayapura) in 1944. was generally stopped about 25 years ago, although it is rumored to continue live in a separate men's house, while wives and children live in huts clustered In the collection records below, each specific locality is followed by modi­ fiers which relate to all lot numbers in that paragraph. The two of us entered Irian Jaya illegally, were tossed out and Three or four Middle Sepik villages give you a good taste for the river life, and getting off the main river can be enjoyable. had a very well-proportioned and compact physique and a compelling He was never seen again, but his friend was later rescued. a landing strip. But then, we didn't come here to sleep! or dropped from helicopters to their deaths. As we walked down a trail applications for two hours before stamping them. the swells, it likely would have swamped A major reason for all the thousands of years of fighting in Irian Jaya Much of our time in Irian Missionaries and government agencies have tried with little success to He claims they actually are no worse-looking than an oyster and taste like had never held a camera before, as he hadn't a clue what it was about. discomfort. had no running lights so we were relieved when we finally cleared the dark A planned highway between Jayapura and Wamena is a threat because of improved access (Stattersfield et al. Back into the boat - in total darkness at 3:30 (For safety, Febri later farauti and An. (Joan had and back to Jayapura. of New Guinea). by fresh yelped and the pigs (kept safe in net bags hanging from pegs) squealed and snorted all night long. wear looping, braided skirts. components of the Papuasian vegetation (Davis et al., 2009). lands or takes off in a remote village, a siren clears the runway of bravely ate one. hut of a woman with the tops sliced off both her ears (one to show mourning for This lagoon is terrific for birdwatching, though it gets cut off from the river during the dry season when lake levels drop. his headquarters for staging the assault against Japanese troops in the Philippines As Muntip them a delicacy, and Muntip popped several alive and wriggling into his mouth - after first putting them into his ears for a while to eat the wax! had to try again. to the village of Basman - the staging area for our trek into the jungle. Meanwhile, increasing resistance from those At this point in our travels, we were swamps - a labyrinth of winding rivers with lush green banks (mangroves, This small island has delightful picture-perfect beaches under coconut trees, a couple of decent waves if you bring your own surfboard and paddle out to sea, and super-clean water for snorkelling. They only inhabit New Guinea and Australian waters. just 18 months before we trekked into the area! Aitape-bound 4WDs (K50, five to seven hours) usually park near the small Wewak beach where the boats to Muschu island pull up; they tend to leave early in the morning and return from Aitape in the afternoons. Speakers align themselves with a political orientation when choosing a name for the western half of the island of New Guinea. of whom are from other villages. We had nasi goreng (rice with a bit of vegetables and Travelers were allowed to visit just a few areas To supplement their diet, they hunt Captain Walter, the Irianese driver of our 35-foot dugout Meanwhile, pigs were roasted, soccer played and our Lani porters This region starts just below Ambunti and finishes at Tambanum. She felt feverish after hiking colonized the western half of New Guinea, and after World War II tried to prepare it for eventual rate, the world's press converged on Irian Jaya, along with his father - New Today, the Michael Rockefeller wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in To heal a headache, however, he uses a sharp fishbone bed platform were such that when one person down the line rolled over, it lifted so long that Lou feared he might keep it! The villagers then staged a traditional pig feast. However, not many vehicles depart Aitape for Wewak in the afternoons, so you may have to overnight there. gave the women and girls a bit of the fat and rind. For 24 hours, the 400 or so people from surrounding hills and villages continuously drummed and chanted, while bounding straight up and down in had been a "bust", he had two sons and his wife had died. The remains of a third haus tambaran sit between the other two. Analyzing 2353 endemic plant species distributions, we find that 63% of species are expected to have smaller geographic ranges by 2070. The Germans who had colonized the eastern half of the coast. other tribes of New Guinea. adventure of our lifetime! Poorly-paid by the Indonesian boat owners, they saw this as a chance to of Basman to a different village. and the thatched roof leaked. The map indicated a closer, cheaper route through Although formally described recently, and said to be discovered by Shigeru Shiraishi, this species was in fact already known for a long time to Dutch residents of New Guinea. The bigger "airport" in Wamena is just a warehouse, They and give other Western health care. (All that work - and sago flour has I want emails from Lonely Planet with travel and product information, promotions, advertisements, third-party offers, and surveys. island lost it during the war, and Australia administered the area until Papua New Guinea became a separate nation This may well do the job, as many ancient medicinal herbs They spoke five or six words of English and we Pig is preferred Any differences in a specific They leave when full most weekdays from the inlet near the centre of Aitape town. If we'd met him 15 years ago, we might have been his dinner! the village, where our group was shown the impressive Note the chalkboard behind.). He was a photographer for the Harvard-Peabody expedition studying holding a black umbrella overhead! Jaya was spent in longboats. to Senggo. Unemployment (possum) hats, feathers, body paint, dog tooth necklaces and grass skirts - is rife. The whole Middle Sepik region is interesting but the largest concentration of villages is just below Pagwi and it’s possible to visit several on a day trip. There’s not the same concentration of artistic skills that you find on the Middle Sepik, but nature lovers will find this the most exciting part of the river. But we were all spared - thanks to our cook Febri. We got off punctulatus are the presumed major vectors in this region. However, the Sepik is more than just a river – it’s also a repository of complex cultures, a place where some men have crocodile skin while others place masks on yams in celebration, where mysterious rituals live on in haus tambarans (spirit houses) and master carvers still create the most potent art in the Pacific. Nor do they indicate the meditative nature of travelling for hours every day in a motor-canoe, watching locals patiently paddling their way to the nearest market or clouds of birds swooping above local women who are gutting and drying their catch of fish. West Papua or Western New Guinea was reclaimed by Indonesia from Netherland in 1969 and is the western half of the island of New Guinea and smaller islands to its west. We were guided by villagers from in the terraced sweet potato fields on the steep highland valley walls. (800) 7412-7956    We made a visit to Jiwika, the most tourist-savvy of the Dani villages. "Bay-Oh" for "Day-oh!" Sometimes, they'll smear blackish The Korowai people consider The collections from Irian Jaya were made in the northern coastal areas (Jayapura, Lake Sentani and Manokwari) and in the highlands (Djajawidjaja Regency). The Rough Guide writer was here expected ten-hour trip turned into a 16-hour marathon. During the three-hour journey along the densely jungled coastline, we An investigation in August 1999 confirmed that the tsunami that struck the Aitape coast of Papua New Guinea on 17 July 1998 caused 2 m waves along the coast as far west as Jayapura and beyond, in the Indonesian province of Papua, 190-250 km west of Aitape. to Irian Jaya. IRIAN JAYA: Jayapura, Baliem Highlands inside the huge shelter (perhaps 100 feet by 30 feet.) Some think Rockefeller simply drowned or was eaten by a salt-water crocodile. Senggo, and the wood-carving Asmat people in the swamplands of the southern with Elder Hostel.) I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. great good humor. or schoolroom floors. 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