General Gunung Sibela Nature Reserve comprises an area of 23,000 ha. on Bacan. The site is named after the Gunung Sibela (2,118 m.), the highest mountain in N Maluku. Its slopes are thickly forested and are home to the only Crested black macaque population outside Sulawesi. Access Labuha, the main village on Bacan, can be reached by plain from Ternate. Bacan is off the beaten track so be prepared and don’t go without some basic knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia. Accommodation * Labuha o Harmonis Guesthouse o Boreo Indah Guesthouse o Wisma Pondok
G. Sibela peninsula located in the middle of P. Bacan, located approximately 6 km to the northeast of Labuha. The main habitat types in this region is evergreen rain forest with a few whole leaves of the forest habitat in the northern humid. Lowland rain forest in the southern part overgrown by tall trees (up to 60 m), which are up to 500 m altitude In between 500-1500 m elevation is mountainous rain forest with a lower trees and plants under the overflow, while at an altitude above 1500 there subalpin forest with low trees. Sibela Mountain (2110 m) has a narrow ridges and long, that ran from the southwest to northeast, and is the highest mountain in North Maluku. Slopes to the west, south and east is very steep and straight down into the sea, while the north and northeast is relatively flat. Around G. Sibela noted that all 10 villages scattered in the coastal areas. Land around the region G. Sibela a fertile ground for the plantation areas / fields. Most of the people their livelihood as farmers farmers, fishermen and ranchers sideline. Type of primary commodity crops are coconut, chocolate and coffee.
Born in the Netherlands on 23-04-1940 and passed away in Bali on 25-05-2015. Farelli was the pseudonym of a remarkable man who was infused with an obsessive desire to create things that did not yet exist. Born in the Netherlands in 1940 Dolf Versteegh left his home country in 1990 in order to start a new life on the Island of Bali. Without any formal education he reinvented himself as an architect, as a designer of furniture, as a sculptor and as a writer.
As a teenager Dolf spent only three years in High School but he kept studying history and the natural world all his life and during his last 25 years on Bali he revealed himself not only as versatile artist but also as a formidable scholar of biology.
Farelli was a prolific creator of web content and what he has left behind will remain standing as a great monument to his creative spirit, his ingenuity and his never-ending search for knowledge.