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Jakarta Post

Tarakan island looks to Bali for its tourism development

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 17 2008   /  11:13 am

READY FOR BUSINESS: East Kalimantan’s Juwata International Airport is expected to boost development of Trarakan Island’s tourism industry. A memorandum of understanding has just been signed with the Bali Tourism Board in its bid to increase awareness of the island as a tourist destination. (JP/Wasti Atmodjo) Few have heard of Tarakan, an island located off East Kalimantan's north, but developers there are confident it will one day be known as Indonesia's "Little Singapore" and are looking to Bali's success story to realize their dream. The Bali Tourism Board (BTB) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tarakan municipality administration to increase awareness of the island as a tourist destination, including by advertising the location in Bali's promotional forays, such as websites, road shows and in brochures. "The potentia...