Boasting astonishing coastal landscapes and an amazing underwater world, the Alor Regency in West Nusa Tenggara Province will hold 2 events simultaneouly in cooperation with Way 2 East Indonesia: they are Festival Bahari Alor 2015 or the Alor Marine Festival 2015 held from 16th to 18th September and Festival Adventure Indonesia from 15th to 20th September 2015.
The Alor Marine Festival will be highlighted with 4 major activities, which are: Pou-Hari, Gala Soro, an Underwater Photography Competition, and a Gala Dinner at Batu Putih Beach.
Pou-Hari is a ceremony held by the local community where offerings are presented to the spiritual rulers of the sea in thanksgiving for the abundant fish provided to them as the fish are swept in onto the beach carried by cold currents. "We have a unique phenomenon in Alor, which normally lasts between September to October, when cold currents from the southern Indian Ocean flow into the Alor sea , turn the waters around Alor to freezing cold, thus causing fish to strand on the shores", explained Amon Djobo, Regent of Alor at a press conference held at the Sapta Pesona Ministry of Tourism building on Thursday, 20th August 2015.
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