Gili Iyang Island can be a holiday choice with excellent air conditions compared to big cities in Indonesia which still have problems with pollution and prolonged hot weather. Many children and adults complain about this condition because they get sick easily and hinder their activities.
This small island located in Sumenep, Madura, East Java has the best oxygen rating in Indonesia and even the world. Below are interesting facts about Gili Iyang which have been summarized from Detik Jatim. Let’s see in full!
1. 2nd Best Oxygen Place in the World
Gili Iyang/Photo: detik.com
Gili Iyang is the best oxygen spot in Indonesia and the second best in the world after the Dead Sea in Jordan. Research conducted by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LPAN) at 7 places on Gili Iyang for 7 months proved that oxygen levels were above average, namely 20.9% during the day and 21% at night, whereas usually in an area the average oxygen is 18-19%.
Based on research, the excellent oxygen comes from plants and 19 caves that are connected as air circulation above Gili Iyang, this makes Gili Iyang’s oxygen remain good even in the dry season.
2. Island of Eternal Youth
Gili Iyang Residents/Photo: yotube.com/trans7official
Having the highest oxygen levels in Indonesia, it is not surprising that Gili Iyang is inhabited by many long-lived residents. Based on 2018 data, the population of Gili Iyang has 57 people aged 100-125 years and aged 80-100 years amounting to more than 100 people. Gili Iyang is also known as the Island of Youth.
3. Health Tourism Destinations
Gili Iyang/ Photo: Suki/detikJatim
Many people visit Gili Iyang for health therapy, especially respiratory diseases such as asthma. As reported by Detik Jatim, the chairman of Pokdarwis Gili Iyang said that it took 3 nights for asthma sufferers to get better with oxygen therapy on this island by walking at night and going to the beach after dawn, because the salt level in the Gili Iyang sea is very high so good for health.
Apart from being a health tourism destination, there are several other exotic tourist destinations, such as Batu Canggah or Beto Cangghe, Oxygen Monument, Ropet Beach and Maha Karya Cave. Apart from that, there is a cultural performance, namely Mancak Sarama’an, which is a Gili Iyang pencak silat art.
Gili Iyang is still continuing to add facilities to attract many tourists. This island could be a recommendation for health tourism to heal your lungs for a while. Are you interested in visiting, Beauties?
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