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Susuk reservoir, East Nusa Tenggara

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East Nusa Tenggara province is one of provinces in Indonesia which has many natural tourism objects, such as Komodo island, Kelimutu lake and many others. Besides tourism objects which are well known in domestic and abroad, the province also has beuatiful natural tourism object, namely Susuk reservoirThe tourism object is located at Dualaus village, Kakuluk Mesak district, Belu regencyEast Nusa Tenggara province.In local language, Susuk reservoir means mosquito’s reservoir. According to the legend, in the past, there were seven angels who stopped to clean themselves at the reservoir. Those angels were delegations of King Lifao from Oecusse. King Lifao intentionally sent mosquito to bother them when sleeping. So that those angels still awaked and were not closed by servants of the king. Based on the legend, local people call the reservoir as Susuk reservoirActually, it is because the tourism object is surrounded by shady mangrove forest to cause many mosquitos surrounding the reservoir.Susuk reservoir is formed naturally and has white land. So that it is exposed to the sunlight, its water reflects white glow like milk.  Location of Susuk reservoir is around 17 kilometer to the North of Atambua city,the capital city of Belu regencyFrom Atambua, the reservoir can be accessed around 20 minutes by using car. Its road is twist through valley and cliff. But, its road has been paved. This tourism object is usually visited on the weekend or holiday.Facilities at Susuk reservoir is quite complete, such as clear water, toilet, lodging and security post. There are also stalls of local people that provide  foods and beverages. Until now, local government still continues to develop Susuk reservoir as tourism object and also asbreeding center of shrimp and milkfish, so the reservoir can be maintained well.

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