About Kei

The Kei Islands consist of 2 administrative areas, namely Southeast Maluku Regency and Tual City.

Overall, the Kei Islands are a group of islands in the southeastern part of Maluku province with a total of 112 islands, with 3 large islands, namely Kei Kecil, Kei Besar and Dullah Island.

This is what makes Kei famous for its marine tourism.

The islands, which are dubbed “Hidden Paradise”, do have a million natural beauties that spoil the eye. Starting from the beautiful beaches with clear sea water and soft sand, freshwater caves with legends, waterfalls on the island of Kei Besar, underwater nature, culture, and culinary specialties.

The customs that are still adhered to by the Kei community have become a magnet for domestic and foreign tourists.

The customary law of Larvul Ngabal which regulates every aspect of the life of the Kei people does not conflict with state and religious laws.

The family system and kinship relations are very important for the Kei community. A family can live together with people of different ethnicities and religions, but all can live in peace.

In addition to the indigenous Kei, in Southeast Maluku there are also Tanimbar, Chinese, Bugis, Ambonese, Papuans, Flobamora, Minahasa, and others.

Most of the Kei people live by farming and fishing. Agricultural products are varied such as cassava or Enbal, corn, sweet potato, banana, coconut, sago.

The Kei Islands are also very rich in marine products. The fishermen find fish by fishing, using nets and nets, or using a bagan. Activities are carried out at night when oil lamps are used to attract the attention of fish. A well-known method of fishing for fish and marine products is meti.

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Southeast Maluku Regency

Since it was divided into an autonomous region in 2011, Southeast Maluku Regency has moved its capital city to Langgur City, which was previously Tual City.


Southeast Maluku Regency consists of 11 Districts, 1 Kelurahan, and 190 Villages (Ohoi) with an area of 1,031.81 km² and a population of 127,345 people (2019)

The geographical condition of Southeast Maluku Regency consists of a coastal area and small islands which have many straits and bays with a total of 78 islands.

As an archipelagic region, Southeast Maluku has enormous potential in the field of fisheries and tourism.