Sep 062011

Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi  (ANTARA News) – Up to the conclusion of Sail Wakatobi Belitong (SWB) 2011 in Wakatobi on Monday, 60 rally participants moored in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi.

“Since SWB was launched by Coordinating Minister of People`s Welfare Agung Laksono, 60 fancy boats each with an average of five passengers, had moored in Wakatobi,” Wakatobi Regent Hugua said in Kendari on Monday. Continue reading »

Jun 062011

Written by: Lehhman

Bangka Island [Photo by mame mameslamet]It was to my surprise the change of Bangka has been so amazing beyond my expectation since I left the island about half  a century ago. So far as I remember, there were no hotels, no tourist facilities whatsoever. The only kind of accommodations available on the island were the guest houses of the state owned Tin Mining Company which had been operating since the Dutch administration, located in several towns considered as important, mainly to accommodate the company’s guests. Continue reading »