Exotic Mentawai Island

Mentawai beach is a beach located in the Mentawai islands located a few mile from the city of Padang, West Sumatra. This beach is one attraction that is often visited Indonesia foreign tourists.

Exotic Mentawai

The presence of local and foreign tourists also made a number of places in the Mentawai overgrown with luxury resorts, especially in coastal areas that have good waves for surfing. In the tourist resort can enjoy the exotic Mentawai which consists of 213 islands as well as for surfing. Waves in the Mentawai islands, by various organizations is the third best surfing universe after Hawaii and Tahiti. In Mentawai, surf is usually done in Nyangnyang Island, Coral Majat, Masilok, Botik, and Mainuk. The peak tourist visits there in July and August. It was the height of the waves in the Mentawai reaches 7 meters. "The island is beautiful. I'll come here again, "said Andrea, tourists from Italy, about the Mentawai visited for one week.


Biosphere Reserves


In addition to beautiful, Mentawai also play an important role for conservation. Since 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set in the Mentawai island of Siberut as a biosphere reserve so that its existence must be protected and kept away from exploitation.Exoticism Siberut plus the four Mentawai primates endemic, ie Simakobu or pig-tailed monkey (Simias concolor), Bilou or dwarf gibbon (Hylobates klosii), joja or Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), and the Mentawai monkey (Macaca pagensis). To investigate this wealth of Mentawai primates, Primate Center University of Gottingen, Germany, in cooperation with the Bogor Agricultural Institute founded the Siberut Conservation Project.
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