Shell Empire in Buton Island

Do you love to collecting some unique house shell? whether its for Jewelry, house decoration, wedding decoration or some business in relation with this “squirky” animal. House shell definietly has a lot of functional whether its for personal purpose or business purpose, you can get it free in anywhere part of the world. But its hard to find the good quality house shell this day, especially when many tropical island becoming human habitat indicating less places for shells to breeding and surviving.

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The Kingdom of shell has become one of many attraction for tourist in Button Island, South Sulawesi

Indonesia as an archipelago country has a lot of human untouhcable beaches which mean that you will find many shell species in this country. One of the famous place has been talking lately is Lahunduru Beach, a untouchable beach located in Wabula Village, Buton Island, a little Island located in below Sulawesi Island and governed by South Sulawesi Provincial Government.

Lahunduru beach has been inhabitant till now and becoming home to more than 100 thousands different shell species, the local called it as the Empire of Shell name after the domination of animal of the Island. Unlike other animals, shell has been there for thousand years and attract many tourist and photographer lately indicating the beginning of their encounter with outside world.

According to local peoples, most of shell living in the island tend to left their house to find and create new house, the strongest one. This routine action has been made Lahunduru beach full of house shell. Its not rare when people walking around the beach they stucking their foot on to one the shell.

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The shell does their activities in day light hours

Lahunduru shell

Slow but groupie type of animal

The shells tend to show themself in the day light hour when the sun shining bright and hit the beach to create paradise. In the night they sleep on their house shell and grouping each other to comfort themself. Unlike other animal Shells has been known as non-affraid animal when encountering human.

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Unique : The shells in Lahunduru beach consist with more than 100 thousands of different species

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Untouchable Beach : Known as lonely place in Buton Island, Lahunduru becoming of top destination in South Sulawesi

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The Sand : White sand is major material you would see when you set your feet in this beach

Its  easy to reach Lahunduru Beach, Buton Island. If you in Jakarta, you shoul take domestic flight from Jakarta to Ujung Pandang. And then from Ujung Pandang you take another flight to Buton Island or if you want to enjoy the beautiful of South Sulawesi you can choose land tranportation before taking ship straight away to Buton Island.

Tips traveling in Buton Island

1. Change Your Dollars to Rupiahs

As like others Little Islands in Indonesia, Buton Island still less habitant but there is couple hotels out there made for tourist so don’t worry about hostelry. But if you aint aware about financial thing then you will got trouble. Its hard to find Bank in Buton Island so you should prepare rupiahs. You can change your dollars when you arrive in Jakarta or Ujung Pandang. In addition, what I heard from couple of friends actually the hotel only serve American Dollar for payment by foreigner so its not that problem actually but you will charge more than the local tourist.

 2. Bring Your Camera ( And its full battery)

I’m sure you do not want to miss any moment while you visiting the Kingdom Shell don’t you? so bring your camera and make an good picture to show your collegues at home.

3. Wear Sandal or Shoes 

Even tough the house shell is kind not sharp textures but its safe for you to wear some foot cover whether sandal or shoes to protect yourself fro unwanted event.

4. Keep Quite

You do not want to mess this kingdom don’t you? so please keep quite. Shell is very sensitive animals, if they heard a little any chaos they would back to their house and will take hours for them to show back themself to outside world.

5. Bring Your Children

Kids love this kind animal, believe me. Infact its very safe animal you can introduce to your kids, not to mention the most cutest animal out there.

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  1. admin September 5, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    OM Very Lovely

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