Wakatobi Wonderful Festival and Expo or also called Wakatobi Wave, is ready to be held on 11-13 November 2018. Several activities have been prepared, ranging from cultural attractions to diving.
The Wakatobi Wave is entering its 4th year. Wakatobi Wave 2018 will be held in 3 different places, namely the Pangulubelo field, Dive Site on Wango-Wangi Island, also at Marina Wakatobi.
According to Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, the implementation of Wakatobi Wave 2018 will be full of activities, which will surely spoil tourists.
“This year the Wakatobi Wave activities are very dense. The types of activities are very diverse. “During the three-day event, tourists are guaranteed to be at home in Wakatobi,” said Menpar Arief Yahya, in an official statement quoted by Kabare.id, Thursday (11/08/2018).
On the first day, November 11, there will be a cultural carnival originating from four islands around Wakatobi. This event was held at Pangulubelo Field.
There is also a colossal dance involving 1,000 dancers. The dancers will perform dance collaborations from four islands in Wakatobi, namely Lengko, Lariangi, Sajo Moane, and Balumpa.
“Wakatobi’s cultural wealth will be immediately presented from the start. This attraction should not be missed. Because this is the identity of Wakatobi that must be introduced, “said Menpar.
Then, on the second day, November 12, there will be a fun dive at the Dive Site at Wangi-Wangi Beach. This activity will be followed by professional divers. There are also areca climbing competitions above the sea. The betel nut that will be climbed is in a wooden raft.
“This is a very exciting activity. Because it will involve the community and tourists. A special event, “said the Menpar.
The Chair of the Tourism Ministry’s Calendar of Event Esthy Reko Astuty, said Wakatobi was ready to welcome tourists. In terms of access and amity, Wakatobi has no problems.
“Wakatobi can be reached by sea and air. From the air, there are flights from Kendari. While by sea, Wakatobi is already connected to several cities, such as Bau-Bau, Buton, also Kendari, “he explained.
Wakatobi also has a number of hotels and inns at various prices. “Lots of choices. So there’s no need to worry if you want to visit there, “said Esthy who is also the Minister of Multicultural Ministry of Tourism’s Expert Staff. (rls / bas)