Four islands make up
the Mentawai cluster off the West
Sumatra coast: Siberut, Sipora, Pagai Utara and Pagai Selatan. The people of these islands still live in comparative
isolation, maintaining their age-old ways. Siberut is well known for its untouched forests, a part of a nature reserve inhabited
by a number of animal species not found anywhere else, among them some rare monkey species. Beautiful coral reefs are found
The people of Mentawais, whose total population is only around 33.000 actually consist of 3 different ethnic groups;
the Pagaiese, the Siporese and the Siberutese. All are of Mongoloid blood with some Veddoid characteristics and are closely
related to all belonging to the Ancient people of Indonesia.
Travel to and from Siberut and on Siberut is not for those addicted to comfort. Local steamers sail fairly regularly to Muara
Siberut, the island's main town. There's no public transportation, no restaurants, no hotels, motorized riverboat (dugout
canoes) are the only transport to get to the island's town/villages or go on foot/trekking. Mingle with the local people,
stay overnight in their houses and adjoin with their daily life is the highlight of the tour
Karang bajat Island
is part of Mentawai archipelago. Lies about one degree below of the Equator and it makes this island no influenced by easterly
trade winds that often happen on the other part of Indonesia,
what a unique place to go.
Island is unspoiled beauty of nature with soothing rythim of the tides
and the allure of perfect surf to explore. A perfect island for you to feel the classy surf. A several waves on karang bajat:
E-bay, Beng - beng, Kandui/Riffles, Jon Candy, Baby Kandui, Chubbies, Four Bobs, A Frame, Bankvaults, Burgerworld and Hideaways,
Iceland, Karang bajat Left, Nipussi, Telescopes, Scarecrows, Rifles, and Pitstops. The zone of wave is in Nyang-Nyang, Playgrounds,
Siberut, and Sipora.