INDONESIAN WONDER 29.04.2013
Eastern Indonesia is a heaven of divers. Besides Raja Ampat in Papua, there is also Jailolo in West Halmahera regency, North Maluku. Jailolo has marine rich with colorful coral reefs as well as various fish. The interesting things about this marine make many tourists, especially foreign tourists interested in visiting Jailolo. If you are interested in witnessing the beauty of Jailolo under water, May 2013 is an appropriate time to visit Jailolo, because there will be Jailolo Festival, where you can witness the unique and various cultures of Jailolo.
Jailolo Bay 2013 Festival has been held for 5 years since firstly held in 2009. Every year, this festival always attracts local and foreign tourists. The annual Festival is held to promote tourism potential, natural resources, culture and business in Jailolo, West Halmahera. Because of that, Jailolo Bay Festival has a theme “The Treasure of Golden Spice Islands" to increase one of potentials of Halmahera, namely spices. Until now, Halmahera has been popular as a spice producer.
Jailolo Bay Festival becomes a golden opportunity to enjoy nature as well as West Halmahera culture at the same time. In this festival, you will witness various interesting attractions such as spice parade, spice expo. At the event, you can go down the spice plantation in spice trip, join fishing competition, swimming competition, rowing competition, fun diving and plant coral reef. For cultural lovers, there is Sigofi Ngolo or sea clean ritual, Orom Sasadu which is traditional food party together with local people by roasting 10 tons of fish, and regional cultural performance.
One of interesting programs in Jailolo Bay Festival 2013 is musical drama of Sasadu on the Sea. Sasadu on the Sea musical drama has a meaning and is also hoped to reach dream and desire of young generation and all West Halmahera people. Uniquely, this year, the performance of Sasadu on the Sea will be heldon a stage which is located on the sea and targeted to break Indonesian record or MURI. Are you interested in witnessing it? Please come to Jailolo in West Halmahera, North Maluku. In 3 hours flight from Jakarta to Ternate, you will reach the beautiful place. From Dufa Dufa seaport in Ternate, you can continue your trip by using a speedboat for 40 minutes.