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Sunday, June 3, 2012


Pulo Aceh is a district in Aceh Besar, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Pulo Aceh is a Level III Regional Administration which is located in western Indonesia.

There are some Islands surrounding Pulo Aceh:

* Pulo Benggala
Pulo Breueh
Pulo Nasi
Pulo Keureusek
Pulo Batee
Pulo Bunta
Pulo U
Pulo Sidom

The island is located on the coast of Aceh, in contrast to another islands which are smaller, this island is fairly large and has been known for a long time by the people of Aceh and outside Aceh. Although it is notorious of a place for a good area of planting marijuana, but the scenery is very beautiful. Before the Tsunami, this island was known as a producer of marijuana with better quality than elsewhere. When martial law was committed in Aceh (in 2003), Pulo Aceh again had a bad image of an island for a prison of GAM members. The Prison construction project that would probably make the island of Alcatraz in Aceh. This project failed because of the Tsunami and the peace agreement between Indonesia and GAM. This area is also feared by the people  because of malaria.

How to get there

To reach Pulo Aceh, you can depart from the Port Fish at Lampulo or Ulee Lhee in Banda Aceh. By using a motor boat, it is about 2 hours with the trip. Located in the Northeast of the island of Sumatra and beside Pulo Breuh, this has a potential as a tourist destination. But until now, we haven't seen the seriousness of the government to promote this Region to become like Sabang. Acehnese society also called this island as Pulau Nasi (rice island), this title may be related to the neighboring island of Breuh (in Aceh language means rice).


For those of you who love nautical tourism, Pulo Aceh will not be disappointingwhite sand beaches easily found here. But if you want to dive to see coral reefs, you should bring your own equipment. Here also you can camp freely, but keep in mind the island is known for malaria although now rarely heard. Taking anti-malarial drugs is a good action.

For those of you who like fishing, you can rent boats owned by fishermen in the area with prices ranging from Rp. 250,000 - Rp 300,000 per day. To visit Pulo Aceh for fishing must be very exciting because you can also go to see some small islands around.

Mercusuar (Light House) Willem Torrens 1877

Willem Torrens Light House in Pulo Aceh, built in 1875 when King William III came to power (1817-1890). Naturally, if the name of this lighthouse adopted the name of the king who was better known as Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk, the ruler of Luxemburg. At that moment, Willem was keen to build the economy and infrastructure in the Netherlands East Indies, including Pulo Aceh.

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