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Direct flight to connect Tarakan, Hong Kong in December

 

Pesona Indonesia

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 2, 2017  /  01:06 pm
Direct flight to connect Tarakan, Hong Kong in December

Hong Kong promises to be a shoppers’ paradise where you can definitely find the perfect gift for your loved one. (Shutterstock/ProjectD)

After recently welcoming participants of Sail Indonesia 2017, Tarakan plans to launch a direct flight from Hong Kong to the city in December this year.

“After welcoming the yachts, [Tarakan] will launch six direct flights per month from Hong Kong. We’ve met with travel agents and airlines to discuss this plan. This is a great news for tourism in Tarakan,” said Tarakan Mayor Sofian Raga during the gala dinner of Sail Indonesia 2017 on Aug. 30.

“Please explore Tarakan, enjoy its beauty and friendliness. One of our [tourist attractions] is a mangrove forest located in the middle of this city, which is home to bekantan [Proboscis monkey]. There used to be only four of them but now up to 45 of bekantan [live in Tarakan],” Sofian added.

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At the welcoming event of Sail Indonesia 2017, participants were welcomed with Iraw Rengkayu traditional dance and each was given a traditional Tarakan scarf.

The Tarakan city in North Kalimantan is also home to the World War II Museum located downtown, Ovan Ladang Park, Amal Beach,  Juwata Crocodiles Captive Breeding, seedbed tourist site, Rumah Bundar Museum, Grand Tarakan Mall, Gusher Plaza and Tanah Kuning Beach. (kes)