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Sabang festival to lure tourists with coastal culture, dragon boat competition 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, March 10, 2019  /  10:04 am
Sabang festival to lure tourists with coastal culture, dragon boat competition 

View of a beach surrounded by lush landscape at Sabang, Weh Island. (Shutterstock/File)

A sea festival slated to be held on March 30 to April 1 is seeking to attract tourists to Sabang.

"We're optimistic that this Khanduri Laot Festival will be able to increase tourist arrivals," said Sabang Mayor Nazaruddin on Monday as quoted by Antara.

Organized by Sabang city administration, the festival is an annual event that welcomes both foreign and domestic tourists to the region. This year's event, themed "From Sabang for Indonesia", is set to feature various coastal art and cultural performances such as seafarer tradition, a cooking contest and a dragon boat competition.

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Also scheduled are cultural shows, a cultural dialogue between Aceh admirals and coastal creative product exhibition.

"This series of events is expected to attract tourists to Sabang. Other than enjoying the maritime tourism, visitors can also marvel at Aceh's coastal cultural performances," added Nazaruddin. (kes)