The Jakarta Post
The view of Linow Lake, Tomohon, North Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/File)
Ever since North Bolaang Mongondow (Bolmut) regency in North Sulawesi declared its independence from Bolaang Mongondow Regency in 2007, the region has been trying to keep up with surrounding regions regarding its tourism sector.
Currently in its 10th year, the regency administration is planning to adopt the 3As of Tourism (attractions, access and accommodations), a program that was initiated by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.
Accommodations are among the administration’s main concerns, “There are mostly lodgings here. We plan to invite investors to build hotels,” said Bolmut deputy regent Suriansyah Korompot.
Apart from hotels, cottage development is also in the plan, according to Korompot.
Meanwhile, Bolmut tourism department head Sofianto Ponongoa said that Bolmut has about five attractions for cultural tourism. Among them are Komalig R. S. Pontoh site and a royal cemetery.
As for natural wonders, the regency has at least 18 places such as Bokil Island, Batu Pinagut Beach, Kaliandra Peak and Tanjung Dulang Beach. (asw)