Male dancers perform the Saman dance. (JP/Hotli Simanjuntak)
The Tourism Promotion and Culture of the Archipelago Educational Development (P3PKN) hosted a promotional event for the upcoming Sail Sabang 2017 and Aceh tourism called Aceh Night in Bali at Lippo Mall Kuta, Bali on Nov. 18.
“At the Tourism Corner booth, we provide information about different activities related to Sail Sabang and tourism information about Aceh,” told P3PKN project officer, Deta Djurevwati.
“With an extraordinary beautiful nature, Sabang deserves the attention of travelers. There are plenty of marine-related activities available at Weh Island such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing or even just relaxing by the beach,” Deta added.
At the event, visitors could try on several Acehnese dishes for free and saw performances of Saman Dance, Pukat Dance, Rapai Geleng, poem recitation, music and others.
Sail Sabang 2017 will be held from Nov 28 - Dec 5 and feature 24 activities.
“We can confirm that Sail Sabang is the biggest tourism event in Indonesia for this year,” said Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf at the event’s launching in Jakarta.
After Bali, P3PKN will hold Tarik Pukat Charm event that will be joined by 600 dancers consisting of university students from all across Indonesia at Keraton Yogyakarta North Square and in Pahang, Malaysia. (asw)