Thursday, August 22, 2019

A Little of Jakarta’s Maritime Beauty at Pulau Tongkeng

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
10, October 2018

Jakarta is not only full of concrete jungle, the metropolitan city has also great coast areas. A group of small islands who joined in the Thousand Islands have been known by so many people as an alternative destination without traveling away, but can still enjoy the beauty of nature.

There is an island in the Thousand Islands that you might never heard before, Pulau Tongkeng. The not-so-large island promise you a beautiful and so clean maritime tour. According to Direktori Pulau-Pulau Kecil Indonesia site, Pulau Tongkeng is an unpopulated island. But the island is still part of Zona Pemanfaatan Wisata Taman Nasional, so both local or foreign tourists can still enjoy their vacation here.

Just like other unpopulated islands, Pulau Tongkeng nature is still natural covered with some kind of trees such as sea pine, coconut, stigi, and nyamplung trees, while for animals dominated by monitor lizard and Black-naped Oriole. For those wanting to visit Pulau Tongkeng, you can lean your boat at the island dock which made of wood and concrete. There are also some places to get relax and freshwater to support your needs during your vacation.

Photo Source: @purba_sosentono

One thing you have to do at this tiny island is snorkelling. There are some good spots await you. Colorful coral reefs, cute fishes swimming here and there, to starfishes are wonderful views you can find while you are snorkelling. Or you can also swimming to enjoy how fresh and clean the sea around Pulau Tongkeng is. So, this weekend come and enjoy the beauty of Pulau Tongkeng!

Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.