The picturesque view of Bolilanga Island, a part of Togean Islands, an archipelago in the gulf of Tomini in Central Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/File)
Lipuku Festival is set to be held in Tojo Una Una regency, Togean Islands, Central Sulawesi from Oct. 21 to Nov. 11.
"Lipuku Festival will introduce tourists to the beauty of six islands out of the 40 big islands in Togean. Places such as Kadidiri Island, Pangempa, Bolilanga, Taupan Island, Jellyfish Lake and Kulingkinari are ready to be explored,” said Tojo Una Una Tourism Agency head Mario Dg Pawadjoi.
“In the festival, tourists can enjoy 11 cool activities such as fishing, sailboat competition, photography and drone videos competition, culinary competition, cycling tour, jet skiing, photo rally, swimming competition, marathon, band competition, trail adventure, workshops and arts and cultural performances,” said the ministry's archipelago tourism marketing development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti.
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The Tour De Central Celebes (TDCC) event is set to be the closing event of the festival.
Togean Islands is known for its white sand beaches and clear blue seas. The place also has a mangrove forest that boasts 33 types of mangroves.
As far as the eyes can see, there are beachgrass plants that are the main food source of dugong animal.
As a part of the Coral Triangle besides Philippines and Papua Nugini, Togean Islands has one of the most beautiful underwater scenes in Indonesia. The coral reefs in this place are very healthy and natural. In 2004 Togean Islands was named a national park by the government. (kes)