Bonny Island in Rivers-State, an interesting place to visit

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Coming to Bonny Island proper, it is a nice place to be, but small, just an Island. The NLNG Site at Finima town dazzles at night, with lights. You will be left in amazement of; I quote; ‘’if God can give men the wisdom to do this, then how will heaven look like’’?
NLNG site- NLNG
NLNG site/Photo Credit :Nairaland.com

Bonny Island as popularly called is a place where you have to cross a deep and high blue sea to reach. Really terrifying! Where we have the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas [NLNG] The travelling means could either be by air or boat. It is in the Niger Delta area, close to Portharcourt in River-State.

Bonny Island

It is known as The Ancient city of grand Bonny Kingdom. Headed by a Monarch, Amayanabo Edward Asimini Dappa Pepple 111. The Amayanabo of Grand Bonny Kingdom.

The Amayanabo of Grand Bonny Kingdom- NLNG
The Amayanabo of Grand Bonny Kingdom/photo Credit: faccebook

An interesting attractive place to visit though, but some people always turn it down due to the high sea. It is the pride of Rivers-Sate and Nigeria as a whole, having its position on the southern edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It is has a spontaneous representation and a great importance to the federal republic of Nigeria. There are two dialects spoken by them, namely; Igbani and igbo

My first visit to Bonny Island

The first time I visited the Island it was a smooth sail, but subsequently it was horrible. Where do I start from? The rough sea, or getting in the middle of the high sea, the boat stops [due to mechanical fault from the speed boat], or during rainy season, the rain wetting all the passengers on board, where tarpaulin will be given as a cover, lols!. Also, whenever there are ships and badges on the sea, there must surely be turbulence, which affects the smaller boats. Then, if there happens to be a rush, the oncoming and ongoing boats may collide, wow! Accident! Both boats capsizing and people, sinking, while those that can swim coupled with the grace of God, survive it.

Also, another most terrifying is a place called ‘’peterside’’, if the boat is bad, do not dare to cross. It is the deepest part of the sea, therefore, any attempt crossing in a bad conditioned boat, results to the boat capsizing.

Though we do have our life jackets on, it helps anyway but I can never stop of being  scared till date. What I do is to look for someone to help me book LNG boat, it is a pontoon [house boat], safer and better. That is the only time I do have peace travelling.

Coming to Bonny Island proper, it is a nice place to be, but small, just an Island. The NLNG Site at Finima town dazzles at night, with lights. You will be left in amazement of; I quote; ‘’if God can give men the wisdom to do this, then how will heaven look like’’?

The LNG complex dazzling.- NLNG
The LNG complex dazzling at night/Photo Credit: Natural Gas World
It has some low exciting attractions which includes.

Finima and Bonny have natural environment which serves as there nature Park and people are equally warned not to kill any of the wild life reserves. There are also beach carnivals, ‘’Nwantam’’ cultural displays which attracts tourists.

Nwantam masquerade- NLNG
Nwantam masquerade on top of a roof/Photo Credit: Pinterest
Some of the sites in Bonny Island

The monkey Village is close to the NLNG site. It is nicknamed ‘’monkey village’’ because, there are lots of monkeys in the forest and short buildings also,made from palm fronds. It is a place for the low classed.

The Bonny Park

one of the wildlife- NLNG
one of the wildlife/Photo Credit: Nairaland .com

The park  consists of the rain-forests, mangrove swamps, timbers, palm trees, fresh water ponds, and creatures such as; hippopotamus, crocodile, snakes, monkeys and so on. It is a conserved natural wildlife and it  is grown and strictly protected by NLNG. They warned that, none of these should be tampered with.

Finima beach

It has many types of seashores; visitors always long to visit, more especially during the festive periods. The beach carnival comes up every 26th-31st December yearly, and lots of people swarm around it. People also like going to the beach this period mostly during sunny hours.

Their lodging accommodation is of different types, both for the high and low classed. But nothing like, white-sand beaches, or posh resorts. But you will be comfortable.

Living in Bonny Island

Bonny Island is not in the out skirt where you can not go for shopping or market. There are markets in FInima and Bonny. Also, there is this local market called; ”agaja market”. Where you can buy anything you want. We have supermarkets, eateries, joints for different foods including; their native foods and delicacies. There are also; stores and boutiques. Some of them are in the NLNG residential area while others are outside where anyone can reach out and buy. Different people do their various businesses there. Also there are churches and mosques.

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