Thus the snake island bima call it, perhaps because the island is only inhabited by a group of tame snakes that do not disturb residents. What is interesting is not because the number of snakes or absence of human beings who want to stay on the island which is approximately 500 m2 of this area, but rather because these snakes are generally different from the snake that is in the bima. These snakes forage in the sea and resting on the island in between the crevices of rocks or hanging on the cliffs, then add to the attraction of this island.
Snake island located in the district bima, precisely in the village of Wera sub pie. The island is located close to the mainland island of Sumbawa only approximately 400-500m.The island is a habitat for sea snake populations with a unique color combination of black and white with a shiny silver. Snakes are tame and friendly to tourists who visit it.
Snake island located in the district Wera. The trip to the island beginning with the road snakes from the bima to the coast oi caba (approximately 2-3 hours) using ground transportation followed by motor boat owned by the local population (about 15 min). The cost is to rent a motor boat Rp. 50,000, when it comes to vacation time, the cost to rent a boat could reach Rp. 100,000 per person
When visiting the sights of the island your snake is also presented with the beauty of the sea charm bima. From this island volcano Sangiang was standing firm. The top always shrouded in mist.
The snakes are really stunning black and white with a bright sparkle. Seeing sights like this, is the moment which is preferred by domestic tourists, especially children. Those without the fear of snakes draping it around her neck. No less surprisingly, the shape of snakes has been flattened like a fish tail. The fishermen who catch fish in the neighborhood used to have them included in the net. But with their immediate release.They have a special myth of this snake. This snake can not be taken anywhere. If anyone took it out of the area, the snake will immediately go back in the community again. If you can not go back, it is believed will bring disaster for rural communities pie, so the villagers so that wildlife preserve. no single person who could bring the snake even though only one tail let even the smallest.
Behind the beauty of this island to save a mystery or myth. People around the island say that the origins of the island is derived from an old Dutch ship who wanted to come to the bima and the people around condemning the ship to an island and snakes that inhabit the island include imitation snake whose job is to protect the island. Two frangipani trees that are above the island was said to be a pillar of the Dutch ship. This snake can not be taken anywhere. If anyone took it out of the area, the snake will soon return to their communities again. If you can not go back, it is believed will bring disaster for rural communities pie, so the villagers so that wildlife preserve. And the most excited is if anyone has a multitude of sins will be bite by the snakes. But it has never happened so for the many sins remain calm you can still visit the island of snakes. Does that make the island is interesting not only snake beauty and uniqueness, but also the mystery behind the island snake itself apart it's all true or just a myth ..
although the island is still foreign to the snake in your ear, but the island of snakes has been increasingly known to the world. Many local and foreign tourists who visit the island.