Many people desire to see new places in their holidays and try new stuff – these are the most adventurous ones. Anyhow, it takes courage to go and see some local natives from Papua – the Korowai.
These people are known for the fact that they built their homes in the trees and their territory is somewhere in the swampy forests of Asmat and Maoke Mountains. There is a village in Papua where there are only women; if a man enters the village they catch him, rape him and then throw him. If they have children, they keep them if they are girls and they kill them, if they are boys.
It is believed that the Noe Arch had arrived in the North of Papua and the first president of Indonesia had made a wooden stick from the wood that remained from the arch. Having arrived on the territory of the Asmat tribe – the Agats, one can see that it is a very picturesque area. All the settlement is suspended on wooden pillars and the streets are actually bridges.
Here one will see no cars or means of transportation. You can only walk by foot, between the houses that are connected by decks. This is the place where the agar wood can be found – it is a scent used in making perfume essences.
Agats is in the middle of the Asmat tribe. While staying here even for a couple of days, you can see that the social life completely lacks. It is a depressing place to live in, but the people here are used with doing nothing and just waiting for the day to pass.
It is a place where you will see many beliefs in magic, and sorcery and there are many ceremonies that are held in different locations and houses. To fill the day one can make a trip on the boats. The people here are well-known navigators, fishermen and commerce people. They work to raise money to pay their brides to be. The Sulawesi brides from are expensive but well they are amongst the most beautiful Indonesian women.
In Senggo there is a mixed community of Papuan people and Malaian people. They usually make their living from agriculture and fishing, while the Sulawesi live from commerce and all kind of small businesses.
People here belief that after death, the person lives under earth and have a white skin and from time to time they come back to their families. What you will be amazed of is that people here are very primitive they have all kind of beliefs and religions. They live with what they are told to belief in and do not question. It is an interesting way of life, which people from the Occidental countries cannot embrace.