Besides has a unique culture and traditions, Mentawai Islands posses very beautiful landscape and the most primary, Mentawai territorial waters to be known as "Place most challenge for surfing in the world".
|When start blow the south wind, arriving Anggau's Season or Musim Kepiting (Crab's Season) in Mentawai. This season happened two times a year, the most interesting that around July and August. In those months, sea regularly is not calm. Big wave rolls chase one to another above corals. In this atmosphere, hunting crabs will be shine and merry.|
In Anggau 's season, becomes rise of tide very high, but not a long time also happened the rise and
fall of the tides. Crabs and different cockle shells that is brought unintentionally drifts when high tide,
left behind between.
corals gaps on the beach when fall off the tide. In Anggau's season, besides crabs that is brought unintentionally by current, also other sea animals such as shrimp and type the fish, cockle shells, conch and snail. But, the most interesting is that hunting crabs.
Hunting crabs is carried out clear shiny month at period at night. Their commune leaves. Residents went to plant, couple husband and wife or youth, man and woman goes towards beach side together.
Young man holds a torch at one hand and other hands hold a knife. While young woman carried basket in her back and bring something to clamp which made from bamboo.
In the beach, view is very enthrall lovely. Men who are energetically and adroit hunts crabs that exits from heaps of sand, quickly close crab's holes used knife, until the crabs cannot enter more further. While the women work efficient to clamp the crabs and insert it into basket.
Moonlight bounce on sea surface be very bright with colors whitish, along with flaming the torch like a dance, added the beautiful scenery on the beach in Anggau's season. In this time, beach side changes to become a romantic's atmosphere and make up a fascinate performance at night.
Mentawai's Tourism in picture
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