island (4.030 km sq) is the largest island of four islands in the Mentawai archipelago.
It is located about 155 kilometers off the coast of west Sumatra, across the mentawai
Explore the jungle in the heart into the heart
of the Siberut Island in the western part off West Sumatra's coast, to meet the
indigenous people of the Mentawai who live close to nature and still live in comparative
isolation, maintaining their age-old ways. It's virgin rainforest, inhabited by
a number of animal species not found anywhere else in the world, among them some
rare monkey species, pleasant surprises await you to explore.
Traveling in Siberut is only for those who are able
to endure the hardship of going basics and want to get experience from traditional
way. Taking a ten hours ferry ride that leaves regularly every few days will get
time to think, but is already too late to turn back. If time is limited , one
can charter a boat from Muara Padang.
The luxurious facilities offered
by convential resorts are presented in more natural ways. Only back to nature
comforts are offered on some existing home stay. Instead of a swimming pool, the
island offers continuous spectacular white sand beaches with shallow shelves jutting
out to the sea and fringing coral reefs, excellent for snorkeling and leisure
swimming. Electricity is still a luxury for most of the islanders, it can only
be found in a few coastal community, Telephone line is even more scare and the
numbers are mostly still only two digits. Anyone with acquired taste will find
it hard to find a decent restaurant, some warung or sundry stores sell some basic
provisions destinations of diving, snorkeling, surving, wildlife watching or natural
Hilly mountain range with tropical
forests that is still intact is a point of attraction for visitors who enjoy adventure
in natural environment. Some paths leading through the National Park show some
natural phenomenon along the way. Visiting a cave in central Siberut or waterfall
in northern and southern part of the island, is possible upon request with your
guide. Be observant of your surrounding, you will have the chance to see and hear
some endemic wild life of the island. Siberut island has four endemic primates
which in local name are called bilou ( Hylobates klossi) , Simakobu (Simias concolor),
Bokoi (Macaca Pagensis) and Joja (Presbytis potenziani) also at least five species
of squirrels and chipmunk birds
Coastal Discovery Adventure
good coral reefs can be found along the east, south to southeast part of the Siberut
island and the surrounding the small islands. Along the coast, continuous white
sand beaches ideal for sun bathing, swimming , snorkeling or skin diving to enjoy
the sea garden of Siberut.
Dolphins (stenella longirostris) can bee seen along
the east coast. Other sea mammals such as dugong (Dugong dugong) occasionally
can be sighted near the sea grass by the mangrove along with three protected species
of sea turtles.
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The magnificent call of the small black
Kloss Gibbon or Bilou (Hylobates Klossii) is a striking feature of this
primitive gibbon, Often heard echoing over the forest at dawn, its call has been
described as the most beautiful music uttered of any mammal. The pig-tailed Langur
or Simakobu (Simias concolor) is Indonesia's rarest monkey. It has a short
snub-nose, pig-like tail, two color phases as well as two different social structures.
The Simakobu is totally unique with no other relative species of monkey. The beautiful
Mentawai Langur or Joja (prebytis potenziani) is easy to identify from
its long tail, white face-ring or black crest. They can be found by following
their strange 'bagok-bagok' call in the early morning. The mentawai Macaque or
Bokkoi (macaca pagensis) is a little-known species, but distinct from any
other small-isalnd Macaques. An elusive monkey, the Bokkoi lives in all forest
types found on Siberut.