A fiesta of art and culture will pull the spotligt on the town of Sabang on Weh Island, in Aceh Province, at the most North-Western tip of the Indonesian Archipelago, when the Sabang Fair festival takes place from 1st to 7th June 2015. The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sabang Town which falls on 14th June.
The festival will feature an array of competitions on art performances that include new creations of contemporary dances, traditional-modern fusion with ethnic music, musical poetry, and "Cagok" Acehnese traditional comedy competitions. The festival will also be highlighted with ab Exhibition of creative products, a Cultural Parade, a Stage for Folk Entertainment, and the ceremony on the 50th golden anniversary of Town of Sabang.
Aside from involving 23 cities and regencies from across the Province of Aceh, the Sabang Fair Festival 2015 will also be participated by delegates from neighboring countries." A number of countries have confirmed participation in the festival such as Penang and Langkawi (Malaysia), and Phuket (Thailand), as well as other provinces in Indonesia" stated Secretary of Sabang Town, Sofyan Adam as reported by detik.com.
Sofyan Adam, who is also Committee Chairman of the Sabang Fair Festival 2015, further explained that the event also acts as a means to promote Sabang and Aceh's tourist attractions to domestic and international tourists.
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