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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sabang, Tourism "Pearls" in The Edge of Indonesia

Weh Island is part of the Provincial Government of Aceh. The island is known as Kilometer Zero Point Indonesia. Marked with the establishment of the monument commencement distance calculations and extensive territory of the Republic of Indonesia.

Since the Dutch colonial government in 1895 founded the Maatschappij Sabang, Sabang Port also have significance. From the port of Dutch ships carrying spices in the archipelago for sale to Europe. Sabang town before World War II was the most important port city in comparison Temesek (now Singapore). Consisting of two parts, the Upper Town and Lower Town.Pulau Weh has some neighboring islands. Among Rubiah Island, Klah, Seulako, and Rondo Island.

Rubiah Marine Park

As a Marine Tourism Destination Region (TDR), Sabang have a submarine tour with a variety of marine animals and plants. Among other Iboih Beach on mainland sites Rubiah (also known as marine parks), Balee, Seulako's Drift, Batee Tokong, shark Plateau, Pantee Ideu, Batee Gla, Pantee Aneuk Seuke, Pante Peunateung, Lhong angen, Pantee Cave, Limbo Gapang, Batee Meuduro, and others.

Rubiah Island was once a dormitory before the departure of pilgrims to Mecca. But now it has become a tourist destination with the marine park known as Rubiah Marine Park.Marine Park covering an area of 2600 ha is located in des Iboh. The distance is about 29 km west of the town of Sabang or about 7 miles when reached by sea transport.

West of the island Rubiah with the distance 350 m there Iboih coastal resorts which covers 1300 ha, and 3 miles North West are Kilometre Zero monument. North of the island is directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean. While the eastern border with Gapang Beach tourist area. To reach the island Rubiah existing in the coastal region can Iboih minibus. Distance of about 45 minutes from the town of Sabang. Cost to enter the region Rp 5,000 per person.

Rubiah islands are uninhabited, but have a white sandy beach. And from the island are clearly visible large vessels passing through the atmosphere and sunset.Around the coast Iboih the favorite, there are a number of diving centers. Rental diving equipment for snorkeling, just Rp 40.000/day. It’s a little expensive is rent boat or boat glass to see the beautiful marine park Sabang. Rental boat diving Rp 150,000 for a few hours, while the glass boat around Rp 300,000 and can be loaded with about 10 people.

Stay Rough

Through Sabang International Regatta is planned to be held each year, the government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to make this area as a Marine Tourism Destination Region (TDR) main in the western region. Moreover mileage Langkawi (Malaysia) - Sabang just a few hours across the Straits of Malacca.

Mr. Sapta Nirwandar (Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy) states, the beauty of Sabang for Marine-is no match with others. Therefore, the ministry has determined today to do a variety of campaigns to Sabang increasingly known foreign travel. "Sabang now back in the national and international tourism map. Therefore completeness means would be a concern. Sabang is living honed pearl because it has bays, oceans, mountains, waterfalls, and beautiful natural scenery," said Mayor Munawar Liza Zainal Sabang.


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