The Kangean group consists of about thirty islands Iying to the
east of Sumenep. Most important among them are the islands of Kangean,
Saobi, Paliat, Sabunten, Sapeken, Saseel and Sepanjang.
Others include Saur, Saebus and Kemaron, as well as the smallest
island of all, known as Bungin.
the sea route connecting Kalianget and Kangean is serviced by reliable
and regular transport, provided by the ASDP (River, Lake and Ferry
Transport) and the private company P T Cahaya Makkarannu. Two ships,
the KM Kuala Bate (ASDP) and the KM Cahaya Mattiro Sompe, capable
of carrying 400 passengers and 300 tons of cargo, depart twice a
week for a relatively low cost of Rp.6,500 per passenger.
Other privately owned ferries, such as the 'Aries' and Ponteng III,
operate in between the above-mentioned schedule, thus making the
Kangean Islands easily accessible.
Almost all of the islands display great natural beauty, white sandy
beaches and the potential to become an incomparable marine resort.
The inhabitants of Saur, in fact, are already used to small groups
of foreign visitors, who sail there directly by yacht from nearby
Perhaps the most exotic experience of all, however. is to land on
the tiny islandr , which measures only 50 X 35 metres, yet is several
kilometres from the next neighbouring land mass.