Lake Kakaban, a Unique Tourist Attraction in Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan

At present, Lake Kakaban, located in the Derawan Islands, is starting to become a mainstay destination that is claimed to be able to surpass Raja Ampat in Papua.

IPHEDIA.com - This freshwater lake is truly unique and almost said to be found in other regions throughout the world. It's called Lake Kakaban. Administratively, Lake Kakaban is included in the Berau Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Kakaban Island in the language of the "hugging" island. So, Kakaban Island means "an island that embraces a lake", including its unique flora and fauna.

In the world, a place like this is only found in the Jellyfish Lake of Palau, Micronesia Islands in the Southeast Pacific Ocean region. Thus, Kakaban Island is the only island in Indonesia that has a lake in the middle.

In this lake, you will find lots of non-toxic jellyfish. This jellyfish has been trapped here for thousands of years so the poison is gone, and you can jump in and swim in the lake.

At present, Lake Kakaban, located in the Derawan Islands, is starting to become a mainstay destination that is claimed to be able to surpass Raja Ampat in Papua.

Lake Kakaban, covering an area of ​​about 5 km² with 50 meters of steep rock walls, is sea water trapped on Kakaban Island, supplemented by water from the ground and rainwater since 2 million years ago.

Lake Kakaban is a prehistoric lake in the Holosin transition era because trapped sea water can no longer come out until it becomes a lake.

Kakaban Island is indeed a paradise of biological riches in Indonesia. The mystery of how animals and plants are isolated in the lake is one of the objects that are of great interest to scientists to uncover.

Therefore, the sea in the Derawan Islands in Berau Regency, East Kalimantan is indeed worthy of being an object of nature conservation that should be protected and preserved. (*)

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