View from a beach in Sabang, Aceh. (Shutterstock/File)
Vice President Jusuf Kalla officiated the main show of Sail Sabang 2017 at CT-3 Terminal in Sabang, Aceh.
“Trade was alive in Sabang back then, but now the future is in tourism that will contribute a lot to the nation’s economy. Sabang is one of the cities that are ready to welcome tourism,” said Jusuf during his official remark.
“Tourism has become a need in overseas countries nowadays. Middle class people need to travel and traveling brings happiness,” he added.
Sail Sabang 2017 is the biggest sail events ever held in Indonesia. It promotes three things, namely SaPhuLa (Sabang, Phuket, Langkawi) regatta, freediving competition and development of fisheries.
Sail Sabang 2017 runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. (kes)