The President of Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Jokowi, has officially declared the Marina Bay area in Labuan Bajo, Flores, open to the public on Monday (20/1), pinterpolitik.com reports. The Marina Bay area was developed as part of the government’s program to develop Labuan Bajo into a premium tourist destination.
“I’m happy to see how beautiful this area is. I hope that the Marina Bay Labuan Bajo area can fully support tourism in Labuan Bajo,” stated Jokowi during the event.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama, also stated that this project is part of the tourism ecosystem built by the State Owned Company (BUMN) which is related to the 5 Super Priority Tourist Destination program initiated by the government.
“We push for improvements in Labuan Bajo in order to attract super premium visitors as well as to increase the welfare of the local community, preserving the area’s nature and increase the nation’s GDP. This Marina Bay Labuan Bajo project is one of them,” said Wishnutama.
Marina Bay Labuan Bajo is an exclusive tourism area with a five star hotel (the Inaya Bay Komodo), commercial areas and several ports for yachts and cruises. The hotel itself comes complete with a multifunctional hall to support meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), while the ports can cater up to 125 yachts and several cruises.