Yamdena Island, Indonesia
Yamdena is the largest of the Tanimbar Islands in the Maluku Province of Indonesia. Saumlaki is the chief town, located on the south end of the island.The island has a range of forested hills along its eastern coast, while its western coast is lower. The forests are inhabited by wild Water Buffalo.
Handicrafts on the island include woodcarving, fine goldwork, Ikat weaving (mainly on nearby Selaru Island). In 1987 a new species of Bush Warbler was recorded on the island.
In the village of Sangliat Dol there is an antique stone stairway that leads from the beach to a boat shaped stone platform. There are several similar ones but less preserved sites on the island which originally represented the boats on which the inhabitants' ancient ancestors arrived on the island.
Things to See & Do
* Stone Staircase
* Stone boat
* Kristus Raja – Christ Statue
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The main port of Yamdena island is located at Saumlaki, the chief town located on the south end of the island.
Travel Links – Saumlaki is linked by air and sea to Langgur-Tual in the Kei Islands.