Sentani Lake Festival

Jayapura, Indonesia

Sentani Lake Festival

Sentani Lake which becomes one of the biggest tourist spots in Papua has it's own enchantment. In order to promote this lake to the world, Sentani Lake Festival. In other word, this festival is held to develop tourism focused on natureal rich and local cultures.

This festival is annually held at Sentani Lake. It was first held on June 19th 2008 for 5 days in a row. Up until now, this festival has become an annual agenda starting on June 19th each year.

There are 3 main events in this festival, they are

1. Cultural shows : Showing many cultural attractions like oar race, curly hair plaiting, traditional sago making, traditional dances and cultural ceremonies. Visitors can also taste many identical foods of Papua like papeda (sago porridge originally from Papua), bagea (sago cake), areca-nut betel.

2. Papua's handicraft exhibition : showing off kinds of Papua's handicraft like bati Papua and Noken. Noken is identical bag from Papua made of wooden skin fiber.

3. Tour : taking you to enjoy Sentani Lake tour, Sentani Town tour and canal your.

The participans of this festival are dominated by people originally from both Jayapura district and city. The rests come from out of Papua and Papua people itself.

Through years, the number of visitors coming for this festival is increasing both domestic and international. Sentani Lake Festival has become on of wonderful Indonesia and the proud of national tourism.

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Jayapura Travel Guide


Jayapura in one of some big cities in Papua. Papua is the eastest territory of Indonesia. This island is split into 2 parts, the western part belongs to the republic of Indonesia and the eastern part belongs to Papua New Guinea. It is indeed that Papua located far away from economy central of Indonesia, but yet there are many tourists come to Papua for its several exotic tourism spots. The unspoiled nature and primitive culture are await for you to explore.

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Jayapura is served by Sentani International Airport. Sentani International Airport is located about 40 km west from Jayapura. A taxi into the city from Sentani International Airport would cost IDR 400.00. Read more about Sentani International Airport or look for flights to Jayapura