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Jakarta Post

Lake Sentani a forgotten gem: Wacik

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Fri, June 20 2008   /  10:34 am

Lake Sentani, the largest lake in Papua province, deserves to be listed as one of the country's top tourism attractions, Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said Thursday. "I will include the lake as one of the country's leading tourism sites and ask the tourism directorate general to add it to promotional brochures as part of the Visit Indonesia 2008 campaign," Wacik said. He was speaking at the inauguration of the Lake Sentani Festival in Jayapura. This annual event will run through June 21. Wacik, on his first ever visit to Papua, said he was "amazed" by the lake and its surroundings, which he said he could see from the air before his plane landed at Sentani Airport. "I regret not coming to Papua earlier to see the beautiful Lake Sentani. I've seen photographs of it, but what I see now at first hand is really beautiful," he sa...