Sail Sabangs peak ceremony expected to draw 20 thousand people

Banda Aceh, (ANTARA News) – Some 20 thousand people are expected to attend the peak ceremony of the international maritime event of Sail Sabang to be held in Sabang, Weh Island, Aceh Province, from November 28 to December 5, 2017.

“We hope to receive 20 thousand visitors, including some three thousand foreign tourists, during the eight-day implementation of Sail Sabang,” Reza Fahlevi, head of the Aceh tourism office, said here, Saturday.

A total of 100 yachts, three tall ships — Bima Suci and Dewa Ruci Indonesian warships and MV Lili Marleen — along with the Baruna Jaya research ship and other warships are expected to participate in Sail Sabang.

The transportation ministry will provide 20 shuttle buses along with four speedboats and four ferries to transport visitors from Ulee Lheu to Sabang.

The Indonesian Navy will operate four ships and water taxis to serve the Malahayati-Balohan route on December 1-3, 2017.

Garuda Airlines will operate additional flights to and from Aceh Province on Nov 29 and on Dec 1, 2, and 3.

Meanwhile, at least 22 foreign business players along with 125 local and foreign buyers have confirmed their participation in Sail Sabang, which will be highlighted by the Aceh Travel Mart.

The Indonesia Tourism Professional Association is ready to hold the Aceh Travel Mart in the cities of Banda Aceh and Sabang on December 3-6, 2017, to support the success of Sail Sabang.

Source: ANTARA News