Thirty minutes by boat from Kupang city of East Nusa Tenggara, Semau, also known as Pusmau and Pasar Pusmau, is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. It located 20 miles off the harbor of Kupang. The inhabitants of Samau are the Helong people, who some believe are the original inhabitants of the Kupang area.It is a supplier of firewood and charcoal and grows corn, watermelon, sea weed and mango. Semau is also used as a holiday village where snorkeling, swimming, and other water sports are popular but since the newest issues of crocodiles attack is making the local people are afraid to swim and play around the beach.
By : Ketut Rudi Utama