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Artists perform a traditional mask dance called Gundala Gundala, during Lake Toba Festival on Samosir island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday. AP/Binsar Bakkara
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Lake Toba Festival 2017 Expected to Attract 5000 Visitors

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Lake Toba Festival (FDT) 2017 will be held in Sipinsur, Humbang Hasundutan District on December 5-9 and is expected to attract 5000 visitors.

“The guests will include foreign tourists invited by the Lake Toba Authority Body,” North Sumatra Culture and Tourism Office head Elisa Marbun told a press conference yesterday in Medan. Foreign tourists will be offered travel packages from Singapore to Silangit for two to four days.

Elisa said that the organizers want to explore the beauty of Lake Toba from a different angle including by promoting Sipinsur, a geosite at Toba Caldera Geopark.

“The FDT 2017 is based on geopark,” Elisa said.

The FDT 2017 organizing secretary Unggul said that tomorrow will see a 9.2 km cross-country race and Ucek-Butet (Mr. and Ms.) Geopark pageant in Sipinsur.

Various competitions will be held on the third day of FDT on December 8. From choir competition to bamboo ring flute (seruling) competition to swimming competition in Lake Toba to dragon boat competition on Bebas Bakara beach. The Lake Toba Festival (FDT) will be concluded on Saturday, December 9.

 

IIL ASKAR MONZA

 

 



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