Jayapura (city)

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Location:Jayapura, Papua Province, Indonesia

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Jayapura is the capital of West Papua, Indonesia. It is situated on Humboldt Bay. Its approximate population in 2002 was 200,000. It has several sub-urbs, like Abepura and Waena. The city`s airport is located west of the city, in the town of Sentani.

March 2012

Jayapura city in the background, with the suburb og Waena in the front.
Jayapura city in the background, with the suburb og Waena in the front.
Jayapura city in the bacground and Abepura in the front.
Jayapura city in the bacground and Abepura in the front.
City centre.
City centre.

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Harbour area
Harbour area
Regional Pelni Ship named Gunung Dempo, sails trough Moloccas, Sulawesi to Java.
Regional Pelni Ship named Gunung Dempo, sails trough Moloccas, Sulawesi to Java.

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Photos from 2003-2007

I lived in Jayapura/West-Papua from 2003-2007. My interest about Papuan culture brought me there, and I attended Anthropology classes at Cenderawasih University in Jayapura. Apart from spending a lot of time in Jayapura, that I in fact liked, I also did a lot of research on different people in the interior of West Papua.

 

Jayapura bay, seen from the West (2004)
Jayapura bay, seen from the West (2004)
City centre of Jayapura city.
City centre of Jayapura city.
City centre of Jayapura city.
City centre of Jayapura city.
City centre seen from the east.
City centre seen from the east.

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Kayubatu Island inside Jayapura bay.
Kayubatu Island inside Jayapura bay.
Papuans are proud Christians.
Papuans are proud Christians.

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One of the many crosses that light up the Jayapura nightsky.
One of the many crosses that light up the Jayapura nightsky.

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Kids playing in one of the rivers outside of Jayapura.
Kids playing in one of the rivers outside of Jayapura.
Large jungle rat catched. (for food)
Large jungle rat catched. (for food)
Papuan kids.
Papuan kids.
Deforestation dries up the land near the city.
Deforestation dries up the land near the city.
Croc. farm.
Croc. farm.
WW2 wreckage.
WW2 wreckage.
Local fishermen
Local fishermen
Surfing the waves on a plank.
Surfing the waves on a plank.
One of the scenic beaches outside Jayapura
One of the scenic beaches outside Jayapura
My favourite hideout
My favourite hideout
Kids fireing up homemade canons in Abepura during new years eve. Powerful stuff.
Kids fireing up homemade canons in Abepura during new years eve. Powerful stuff.
The growing suburb of Abepura.
The growing suburb of Abepura.
Dancers from the Sentani Tribe show the locals.
Dancers from the Sentani Tribe show the locals.
Sentani airport, with the Cyclops mountains roaming behind.
Sentani airport, with the Cyclops mountains roaming behind.

 

 



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