district in Fakfak Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia

Fakfak is a town of 19,000 people (2020) in Papua. Fakfak has 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) of white sand beaches, located approximately half an hour from the town. Nearby there are also rock paintings.

Fakfak City

Understand edit

Fakfak is a port city in the peninsula of West Papua, in the shape of a bird's neck.

People edit

Fakfak's population consists of, the majority of the native Papuan including Arguni, Irarutu, Kimbaran, Ma'tta, Mbaham, Mor, Onim, and mixed Arab-Papuan also other Indonesian such as Ambonese, Buginese, Butonese, Javanese and so on. Islam is the majority religion in Fakfak at about 57% of the population, with Christianity in second place at about 42%, and the rest is a smattering of other religions.

Get in edit

Map of Fakfak

By plane edit

  • 1 Fakfak Torea Airport (FKQ IATA). There are daily flights from Manokwari and Sorong with propeller ATR aircraft operated by Wings Air.    

By boat edit

  • 2 Fakfak Harbour (Pelabuhan Fakfak). PELNI boat, KM. Nggapulu, KM. Sangiang, and KM. Tidar sail from Ambon.

Get around edit

By rented-vehicle edit

You may rent a motorcycle or car in downtown Fakfak, for going to some tourist attractions.

See edit

City landmark edit

  • 1 Tugu Satu Tungku Tiga Batu, South Fakfak. 24 hours. Satu tungku tiga batu (One stove with three stones) is a symbol of the harmony in the Fakfak community. That philosophy comes from the oldest indigenous tribe in Fakfak, Mbaham people, ko, on, kno mi mbi du qpona which means you, I, and he are brothers.

Historic sites edit

  • 2 Gua Jepang Kokas, Kokas. Japanese soldier bunker and cave in World War II. There is also a cannon monument, tugu meriam.
  • 3 Masjid Tua Wertuar Patimburak, Kokas. 5AM-7PM. An old mosque was built in the 1870s.    

Prehistoric sites edit

Handprints in Kokas prehistoric site

In the Kokas district, Tapurarang, which is a wealth of prehistoric heritage, can be found in several places, including Andamata, Fior, Forir, Darembang, and Goras sub-districts. In this place found various red handprints painted on the stone walls of cliffs and caves located on the seafront. One of them is:

  • 4 Sosoraweru Prehistoric Cave (Gua Sosoraweru), Forir, Kokas.  

Nature edit

Kitikiti Waterfall
  • 5 Kayuni Waterfall (Air Terjun Kayuni).
  • 6 Kitikiti Waterfall (Air Terjun Kitikiti), Malakuli, Karas. A waterfall by the sea.  
  • 7 Patawana Beach (Pantai Patawana), Kotam, East Fakfak. A white sand beach.
  • 8 Sakartemin Waterfall (Air Terjun Sakartemin).
  • 9 Toran Bay (Teluk Toran). A turquoise water bay. There is some karst which overgrown with the majority of Papuan orchids.  
  • 10 Ubadari Waterfall (Air Terjun Ubadari).
  • 11 Wayob Beach (Pantai Wayob), Panjang Island. A white sand beach.  

Do edit

Jungle trekking edit

  • 1 Ugar Island (Pulau Ugar, Ogar), Ugar, Kokas. birdwatching, caves, lakes, and so on.

Swimming edit

  • 2 Batu Lubang, Malakuli, Saharei. A beautiful sea karst cave.

Buy edit

  • 1 Pasar Ikan Tanjung Wagom, Wagom Utara. Fresh fish and vegetables.

Eat edit

Located by the beach, seafood is one of the main dishes in Fakfak.

  • 1 Seafood Usaha Baru, South Fakfak. 10AM-11PM. Serves grilled saltwater fish like grouper and snapper.

Drink edit

As one of the nutmeg-producing cities, Fakfak has a special drink made from fresh nutmeg, namely sirup henggi.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Hotel Grand Papua Fakfak, North Fakfak, +62 811 485 2349. Set amid greenery, this informal hotel offering views of the Ceram Sea and the surrounding mountains is 8 km from Fakfak Airport. Straightforward rooms with wood furnishings feature TVs and minifridges, and upgraded rooms have living areas. Some offer balconies with sea and mountain views. Amenities include a casual restaurant, plus a ballroom and conference facilities. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast. From Rp702,574.
  • 2 Cotton Fields Home Stay, North Fakfak, +62 821 988 79999. Free Wi-Fi. From Rp530,670.

Connect edit

The telephone area code of Fakfak is 0956.

Go next edit

  • Manokwari, the capital of West Papua.
  • Sorong, the capital of Southwest Papua.
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