Difference between revisions of "Alor Archipelago"
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Previously well and truly off-the-beaten-path, more and more adventurous travelers are discovering the delights of this remote island group.
The key attractions are water-based, with world-class diving and fishing leading the way.
The archipelago consists of the following main islands:
The Indonesian national ferry carrier Pelni  serves Kalabahi from many points in eastern Indonesia. Two ferries have schedules stopping here: MV Awu  and KM Sirimau . The distances involved are huge, so be prepared for long journeys and frequent delays.
Beach combing: Mali beach, Maimol beach and Batu Putih beach for a relaxed swimming. You can as well visit Sebanjar beach to snorkel.
Diving : Comet Bay, Pearl Garden, Kepa Island and Sea Garden along Ternate island, Pura island and Pantar strait will be great spots for experienced diver because the under water current is strong. Drift diving is also suggested.
See traditional houses and people custom in Takpala village about 45 minutes from Kalabahi by car/motorbike. They will show you their custom, clothes, and houses as well their traditional dances.
See natural hot spring in Tutti near Bukapiting sub district. The natural heat from the ground turn the water warm to hot and create the hot spring river.
Try the famous grilled fishes in Reklamasi food court that open in the evening. These fishes usually caught fresh by the local fishermen.
Try to buy the traditional cookies - Kue Rambut - that sold in the traditional market and supermarket
You might want to eat jagung titi dan kenari (crushed corn flakes and canary bean) that also sold in the traditional market and supermarket. Try the jagung titi that sold in Jonathan Bakery near the old market for a ready-to-eat snack.
Kaleso (a cooked rice cake) also worth to try. It's plain taste can be eaten as side dishes with grilled fish.