Biak Island is at the end of the world. It’s beautiful, warm, humid and exotic. A generation ago the population of Biak were still living in the stone age. Today, they are slowly making the transition into modernity, even as they seek to retain their historic value as forest dwellers. Their weird transition is reflected by the islands landscape. After leaving the capitol city, (also called Biak) there is a rapid transition into the primeval. There are scattered villages here and there, but the landscape is largely dominated by majestic old growth tropical forest right up to the point where you hit the seacoast. Then, for as far as the eye can see, the jungle gives way to beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear azure seas. Beautiful gives way to gorgeous. The people of Biak are short, dark skinned, curly haired aboriginals. A generation ago you might have ended up in their stew. Today, you are warmly welcomed into their homes as friends. One of the cultural oddities to grow accustomed to is red teeth. The majority of the population, even the children, chew betle nut, a mild stimulant that turns mouths and teeth bright red. It’s all part of Biak’s charm.
Is 1/170000 Trees On Site.
Helped Create 18700 Workdays.
Planting Partner: Eden Reforestation.
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