If you make a stop at Biak Tourism Office, don't forget to ask for Pak John (John DIAZ, MA). He is one of the most active, productive officers. With some luck because he has too spend a lot of time afield, you can have a chat with him. John will be a mine of information for you about Biak best natural sites and culture events.

Born in Serui, Yapen Island, John has spent most of his career in remote villages. His sound, smooth methods to help rural communities enter modern world are well known in the entire area.

John's unceasing activity has called the attention of the International Management Indonesia Committee and recently won him the very prestigious Adi Karya Award.