Date: 23 - 28 Oct 2017

Venue: Indonesia

Stretching south from the main island of Sulawesi into the Flores Sea, the Taka Bonerate National Park in the SelayarRegency, in the province of South Sulawesi will come alive with all kinds of festivities when the Taka Bonerate Island Expedition 2017 gets underway from 23rd to 28th October 2017.

Entering its 9th edition this year, the Takabonerate Island Expedition (TIE) 2017 has chosen the theme "Showcasing the Marine Potentials of Selayar towards a Golden Marine Tourist Destination 2019".

As previously, this exceptional event will feature a variety of exciting activities that will take place in several spots across the national park. This year, among the highlights are: a Special Art Collaboration between India and Selayar, a Mass Traditional Dance Performance, an Underwater Exhibition, Art and Cultural Performances, Seafood Bazaar, "Bajo Tribe Islands Exploration" Island Hopping Tour, Tinabo Beach Fiesta (Snorkeling, Coral Transplanting, Release of baby turtles, Shark Feeding), and more. There will also be a number of attractive competitions such as the Decorated BecakTri-shaw competition, Traditional Kite Competition, Traditional Boat Race, as well as a number of traditional folk games includingBangkeng Ka'daro, Rongkong-rongkong Jangang, and Terompa.


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