After sailing to many marvelous destinations along the route, yachts will join the pinnacle of Sail Moyo-Tambora 2018 at the Port of Badas, Sumbawa on September 9th, 2018.
Here the event will feature colossal traditional dances from Sumbawa and Bima, a Sail Pass, as well as a parade of 1,000 traditional boats. On September 9th to 11th, an array of cultural performances will be staged representing the 3 ethnic groups in West Nusa Tenggara Province, which are the Sasak, Samawa, and Mbojos. There will also be a Maritime and Tourism Expo.
On September 10th, a city-wide carnival will showcase diverse cultural splendors of all the cities and regencies across West Nusa Tenggara Province. The Sail Moyo–Tambora will also be highlighted with a Tambora Fun Run, an International Culinary Fiesta, Traditional Folk Games, and a whole lot more exciting activities.
Situated near the northern edge of the island of Sumbawa in the West Nusatenggara Province, – between the islands of Lombok and Flores, – Moyo Islandis a serene pristine paradise, perfect for those seeking an escape from the stressful modern city life. Moyo is surrounded by beautiful untouched coral reefs that are ideal for snorkeling. Swim with white tip reef sharks dive next to blue spotted sting rays, and encounter schools of tropical fish. Princess Diana of Great Britain found her refuge and some peace here on Moyo island, to escape the paparazzi.
Sumbawa is mostly recognized for its deadly volcano, Mount Tambora, known to the world as the volcano that caused the largest and most deadly eruption in recorded history. Its phenomenal eruption in April 1815 left a 7 Km-wide gaping 6.2 km wide caldera containing a two-colored lake with depths reaching 800 meters, and is considered the largest caldera in Indonesia. Today, aside from attracting seismologists, volcanologists, archeologists, biologists, and other scientists, Mount Tambora has become popularly known as a prime destination for mountaineers who travel here from all over the globe to enjoy the thrill of conquering its challenging trails.