Participants of Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia 2017 arrived in Buleleng, North Bali, on Thursday.
They will be staying until the Sept. 18 and are set to attend the ongoing Lovina Festival 2017 before continuing their journey that will end in Sabang Aceh in November.
“We intentionally integrate the Lovina Festival with the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia 2017 that is supported by the people of Buleleng. Thank you to the local administration and Buleleng residents,” said Tourism Ministry’s archipelago tourism marketing development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti.
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Themed “Enjoy the Difference,” the festival was officially launched on Thursday and will be held for five days in five locations, namely Kalibukbuk east stage, Kaliasem west stage, Lovina east parking space, Kaliasem field and APIK east parking space.
Among the activities scheduled at the event are Buleleng culinary exhibition, sampi gerumbungan parade, gangsing parade, endek fashion show, yoga, zumba, Lovina sunset tour, Lovina color run and bonangan race.
Lovina is a black sand beach that is known as the place to watch common bottlenose dolphin swimming and jumping out of the ocean. Those visiting the place can expect to be greeted by a five-meter dolphin statue located close to the entrance gate.
The best time to meet these mammals is early in the morning during sunrise.