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Annie Biziou travels from reef to rainforest in Indonesia, encountering vibrant coral kingdoms and ancient jungle temples along the way

coast of West Papua province. Translated as Four Kings, it’s composed of four main islands – Waigeo, Misool, Batanta and Salawati – and some 1,500 jagged islets. While the landscape above the waves is arresting, Raja Ampat is known as the most biodiverse marine environment on earth and as such, it’s a true mecca for underwater aficionados. Indeed, the few islanders that inhabit these shores descend from a

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mix of nomadic Melanesian, Malaysian and aboriginal tribes, their heritage intrinsically linked to the sea. There’s little by way of luxury accommodation and those that aren’t certified scuba divers would do well to hire one of the private yachts plying these waters. I choose to pitch up on Kri Island in the Dampier Strait, where Dutch expat and pioneering diver Max Ammer runs boutique retreats

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Marylebone & Fitzrovia magazine January 2017  

Welcome to the latest edition of Marylebone & Fitzrovia magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features,...

Marylebone & Fitzrovia magazine January 2017  

Welcome to the latest edition of Marylebone & Fitzrovia magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features,...

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