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Doom Island, A Beautiful Small Island in Sorong

Doom Island may be unfamiliar for you. It’s not surprising since the island has rarely been exposed by media. The island has circle of about 4.5 kilometer. The arrangement of the island is so tidy. This is because the island was used to be the occupation area of Netherlands. The Netherlands had arranged and made this island one of the best places in Papua. 
You can still find the trace of the colonial when you are in this island. The island is not too large. Thus, you can walk around this beautiful island to enjoy the scenery on foot. Otherwise, you can go on becak, a local traditional means of transportation, to enjoy the island. You only need to pay for Rp25,000 (US$2.50).  
Doom Island lies about 3 kilometer on the western part of Sorong City, West Papua. It takes only about 10 minutes to reach the island. You can go by boat (Jhonson) or usually called sea can from Sorong. You only need to pay for Rp3,000 (less than a dollar) for each passengers. Otherwise, you can go by speedboat. The island has become residence of Sorong people since the colonial era. The island has much tourism potential.
You can find many buildings with unique architecture of Netherlands. The island has been built since early 20th century. Today, the island has developed into a beautiful tourist destination managed professionally by the local government. The supporting facilities are sufficient to welcome visitors. Visitors can enjoy complete facilities, from places to pray like mosque and church and various means of transportation, including becak and ojek, the local transportation.      

          There are many things you can do in Doom Island, including learning the history of this island. The island has a long history since the colonial era to this day. The local culture and the traditional way of life are also interesting things to learn. The surrounding nature of the island is so beautiful that you will want to stay longer in this island. Walking around and sightseeing will also become interesting activities. Moreover, playing around in the beach is also an interesting activity. Swimming or diving is fun and exciting. You will feel refresh after you have done these activities.   

          Since Doom Island is not too far from Sorong, you better stay in Sorong. In Sorong, you can find many hotels and lodges to spend the night. However, if you want to spend the night in the island, you can stay in the home stays provided by local people. The home stays are quite comfortable. You can enjoy basic facilities like comfortable bed and delicious menu served by the local people. Moreover, you can get closer to the people around the island. You can also feel the peaceful atmosphere of the island during your stay.
          When you come back from your visit to this island, you will feel fresh and relaxed. You can then go back to your activities. Thus, you can include the Doom Island in your travel plan when you are in Sorong.

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