The Province of West Nusa Tenggara will this year present as highlight the "Tambora Greets The Word" event which will have its peak on 10th-11th April 2015. Building up to the pinnacle of the event, will be four groups of activities to attract around 2 million tourists to the island of Sumbawa, including 15,000 during the peak event.
"The road map of Tambora Greets the World will not only focus on Dompu as the site to Mount Tambora but will be spread over several places in the West Nusa Tenggara province" stated Moh.Faozal, head of the West Nusa Tenggara Province's Office of Culture and Tourism.
The first group of activity covers social activities which include cataract and harelip operations, creative economy development, reforestation of Tambora's surroundings, an exhibitionn of the province's top products which include Tambora coffee, village markets, and a culinary fiesta centered at Dorocanga Village, starting point of the hiking track to Mount Tambora.
The second group of activity is based on art and culture. All of the art groups around Tambora will showcase their unique talents from modern and conventional country music to sea rituals to be held at Samota (Satonda, Moyo, Tambora) area which will be designated as a special economic region. There will also be a cultural parade which will take place on 1st April 2015.
The third group of activity covers seminars and knowledge development which include a Tourism Seminar on Tambora's brand image (20th March 2015), an Archeology Seminar in Bima (9th April 2015), the Re-launching of La Hami literature along with the Archeology and Museum Exhibition(7th-9th April 2015), an Architectural Landscape Seminar on Vulcanology (9th to 12thAugust 2015) and a photography exhibition right after the peak event.
The fourth group of activity is centered on special interest sport adventures. This will include the Tambora Bike covering the route from Tambora to Dompu (8th-11th April 2015), Mount Tambora Ultra Run and Tambora Challenge (7th-11th April 2015), 10K Run in Dompu (5th April 2015), Nusantara Mountain Bike (10th April 2015), and a Special Horse Racingevent in Bima featuring child jockeys and the attraction of catching cows with lassos.
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