Manokwari is just a forty-five minute flight from Sorong. As like in Sorong, when the aircraft starts it’s descent for landing one could view the clear island turquoise water that separates from the ocean blue waters. An awesome sight !!! The aircraft, a Garuda Indonesia Airlines CJ 100 Bombardier made an inch perfect landing and stopped within a few metres of the runway left to spare. ..
There is also the Arfak mountains near Manokwari where hundreds of bird species could be found including the Bird of Paradise that is the symbol and shape of the whole Papua Island. One of the unique laws of Manokwari Town is that alcohol is forbidden from being sold at all public premises which includes hotels and restaurants and with this law according to the local residents, Manokwari has become more peaceful than before despite the illegal sales of alcohol that are known to a few individuals.
The extra day that I took did me wonders … recharging batteries to the body that had survived four landings and take-offs including transiting at three airports at the late hours of the night and in the wee hours of the morning. Heading back to Kuala Lumpur with a few planned extra nights transit in Sulawesi