This was at one time an important link in the transportation route which supplied the Dutch colonial administration. you could get the historical experience while you are traveling by boat. The canal itself is a hive of activity with all the fishermen traveling up and down in their gaily painted boats. On the shores of the canal, you will find many homes and churches and many species of birds. You will continue your ride through the Canal to the lagoon which is surrounded by a densely-populated region containing rice paddies, coconut plantations, and grassland. The lagoon has extensive mangrove swamps and attracts a wide variety of water birds including cormorants, herons, egrets, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.