The Jakarta Post
The vibrant marine life of North Sulawesi. (Celebrate the Sea festival/File)
The uninhabited Sara Island of the Talaud Islands is set to host a festival on July 2.
The Sara Island Festival will feature Pesona Desaku Yang Kucinta (The Wonder of My Beloved Village) photography competition, a swimming competition, bamboo ente musical performance and a 1,000 Kisses for the Regent event.
“The local administration is set to make Talaud tourism well known to the public; this festival is one of our tourism promotions,” said Talaud Islands Regent Sri Wahyuni Maria Manalip.
Talaud Islands is a regency located in the North Sulawesi province that borders with the Philippines. Due to its geographical location, the Tourism Ministry has named Talaud Islands a cross-border tourist destination.
Apart from Sara Island, the regency, also known as Bumi Porodisa, has plenty of other interesting tourist attractions, such as Karakelang Beach, Lobbo Beach, Weta Cave, Ampadoap Waterfall and the Bannada traditional village. (kes)