Date: May 14-17, 2015
Pasumpahan is an uninhabited island with only have 5 hectares mainland. You can find it easily on the world map in the coordinates 1° 07’ 12’’ on south and 100° 22’ 07’ on east. Or on OI08EV when using Maidenhead map locator.
Pasumpahan located on the west coast of Padang. Its location in the west of the Setan Kecil island or 200 meters from Sikuai island. Exactly near the Kabung Gulf, Bungus District waters.
The best way to reach this island is from the small harbor Sungai Pisang, using traditional boat in just about 15 minutes. Or it can be through the main harbour in Padang City, The Teluk Bayur harbour. With modern boat ride, you can reach Pasumpahan while enjoying exotic views of the cluster of islands around the west coast of the island of Sumatra.
With the wealth of underwater ecosystems, the island which is identical to the traditional legend “Malin Kundang”, offers its own pleasures that would be a non forgotten adventures. Diving, feel the beauty of coral reefs. play among marine fish with millions of colors. Sun bathing pleasure. or do little jogging over the pure white beaches sands. Even you can also explore a small forest on the island.
With all the natural beauty that can be found on this island, then 15 Indonesian amateur radio have been determined to convey to the world about Pasumpahan Island in an Island On The Air Expedition. The Expedition will activate Pasumpahan Island as a new island of IOTA OC-262 Sumatra’s Coastal Islands Group.
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