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Wakatobi attempting to lure tourists with 15 events throughout 2017

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, April 22, 2017  /  12:30 pm
Wakatobi attempting to lure tourists with 15 events throughout 2017

A young woman wears traditional Lariangi attire for the Karia'a ritual in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Wakatobi regency in Southeast Sulawesi is set to hold 15 events throughout the rest of 2017 in a bid to promote the place as the leading destination for marine tourism.

As its tagline Surga di Bawah Laut (paradise under the sea) suggests, Wakatobi is a marine national park and home to 942 different species of fish and 750 coral reef species.

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Below are some of the upcoming events scheduled between April and October:

April 15 to 20: Anniversary celebration of Wangi Wangi Selatan district.

May 17 to 20: Wowine (women’s) Festival.

June 28 to 30: Tomia Island Festival.

July 13: Caledonian Sky cruise ship visit.

Aug. 10 to 13: Wonderful Sail 2017.

Aug. 28 to 30: Sampea Liya Festival.

Sept. 15 to 18: Barata Kahedupa Festival.

Oct. 19 to 22: Wakatobi Wave.