Sunday, June 12, 2011
Angel Island is an island located in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
In general, the island that lies between the group of islands in Labuan Bajo has a stunning panoramic view of maritime tourism. The island became one of the excellent tourism as there are marine park, with ornamental fish diversity.
Possession of the island by the British couple, Ernest Lewandowski and Kathleen Mitcinson, on Angel Island in West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, lawful presence. Couples had pocketed the right to use the island until 2035.
Ernest who is a Director of PT Reefseekers Kathernet Lester was entitled to control the island until 24 September 2035.
Based on the certificates issued by the Government of the district (regency), Manggarai (before expansion into regency of Manggarai and West Manggarai regency) Number 24.16.01.25.3.00017, Ernest control of 45.4 hectares (ha) on Angel Island (not 5 ha as in previous news).
The land area of 30 ha was obtained Ernest on June 15, 2000 valued at Rp 495 million. While 15.4 ha obtained on 10 April 2002 for USD $ 279 million. He bought the land from Yusuf Haji Mahmud, a local resident.
According to Police Chief Ernest AKBP Butce Helo controls only 5 hectares (ha) Angel Island to open a business. "Of the 15.4 ha of land bought from local residents, 3 ha for reforestation, 2 ha for the local government, and 5.4 ha for marine conservation," said police chief. Ernest also does not prohibit military rivet red and white flag. Even when the flag was planted, Ernest donate cement. "In fact he asked for the flag was planted in front of his house," said police chief.
Ernest also get recommendations from Manggarai regency No 599/160/BKPMD/X/2002 about beach conservation. Also there is permission from Manggarai regency on the extension of hospitality for 35 years.
The area was going disulapnya become tourist areas lined with bungalows and diving locations. The beach island is surrounded by beautiful white sand. At least two board inscribed with the ban went into private island.
He banned the fishermen and local residents to approach the island by the fishermen is often damage to coral reefs are still very beautiful in the region. Meanwhile, local residents sometimes with wishes always littering either at sea or on islands in the location of the tourist park. In 2005, more than 2,000 foreigners have visited the island.
He stressed not to buy the island and only came as an investor. Ernest also never received an award from the government managed to preserve the value added because turtles and coral reefs of Gili Trawangan, Lombok Barat.
Also expressed, Ernest has been applied to become citizens, but the request was not granted the government of Indonesia.
Ernest himself told reporters admitted shock over the news about him. "I love Indonesia," said the turtle scientist.