The Wonderful Sail Natuna 2017 kick-starts

Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Wonderful Sail NatunaThe Wonderful Sail Natuna 2017, an international yacht rally will greet 150 foreign tourists and 25 yachts. It is supported by the Tourism Ministry which would start from June 13 to 15.

It took place as a result of a partnership with Sail Malaysia Passage to the East, another famous yacht rally that initiates from Langkawi to Sandakan in Sabah, the northern part of Kalimantan Island.

To quote Esthy Reko Astuti from the Tourism Ministry who looks after the national tourism marketing, ‘the Sail to Natuna event has been conducted for three years, partnering with the regency administration. The goal is to promote Natuna regency as the world’s leading destination for cruise tourism as well as stimulating infrastructure development for marine tourism.’

To quote Tourism Minister Arief Yahya added: “It’s guaranteed that [this area] has interesting attractions, supported by Natuna and Anambas’ natural beauty and marine tourism potentials. If these yachters are exposed to Indonesia, I want them to stay longer. Our marine tourism is world-class. Our sea zone, coastal zone and underwater tourism […] are among the best in the world.”

On the first day of the three-day event, yachters were welcomed with a gala dinner, and arts and culture performances. Besides, they also received an introduction to the tourism potential of Natuna regency presented in English by elementary school students.


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