Anggi Lake, Two Different Lakes

Anggi Lake is located in the Arfak Mountains, Anggi Subdistrict, Manogwari Regency, West Papua Province. To get on the Anggi Lake have to took about 6 hours from the Manokwari City. The road conditions are not so good be one cause, because about 40% of roads have been damaged and have to pass up and down the mountain, but as long as you will see in the course of Arfak Mountains views in the beautiful  and natural. Can be by passed with 4WD car with regular public transport fares from Manokwari to the Arfak is  IDR 350.000 or equivalent with USD 36,5 per person. It could be by using an airplane type of Twin Otter andCessna with it takes about 25 minutes by IDR 400.000 or USD 41,5 per person.

Anggi Lake consists of two lakes namely Anggi Ginji Lake (Lake Of Men) and Anggi Gita Lake(Lake Of Girl). It is said that the two lakes was formed from a pair of humans who have ever lived in the Arfak Mountains. Both are only separated by a towering mountain. Oddly enough, both of these lakes have a different color to each other. The first lake is Black while the second is Blue. That’s why both the lake known as Lake Of Men (Anggi Ginji Lake) andLake Of Girl (Lake Anggi Gita). Anggi Gita Lake has an oddity until recently have not been resolved, i.e. the depth of the Anggi Gita Lake to date has yet to be measured so that its depth is unknown. Anggi Lake located about 2.000 metres above sea level. It is a suitable location to do many activities such as picnicking, camping, take pictures with the family even swim. This Lake also has a very clear water and the surrounding temperature is very cold.

Temperature around Anggi Lake is very cold, i.e. about 8 to 20 degrees Celsius, let alone on the Kobrey Hill where temperature can reach 6 degrees celsius. Therefore most Sough Tribecommunity in Iray Village many horticultural farming such as potatoes, carrots, leeks, celery, various types of flowers including Gladiolus Anggi and Rhododenrum. They have not been acquainted with pesticides, so plants that they plant thrives and avoid toxic chemicals and dangerous. Unfortunately, their yields are still hard to be marketed out of their ghetto area with high transport costs reasons, not enough for a roundtrip fare like in the Ransiki orManokwari. They’re still very hopeful if traders from outside came in to buy their crops.

Anggi Lake is also a source of clean water for life that exists around it. One of them is aSough Tribe that living around the shores of Anggi Lake, they generally build the Thousand Feet House (Traditional Home Of Sough Tribe) made of different types of fruit wood is resistant against all season in the Arfak Mountains. The Sough Tribe is also known for its hospitality towards visitors coming. So, if you want to know more about the ins and outs of Anggi Lake and life around him, you can ask directly to the surrounding communities as well as looking at traditional house of their own.