The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has stressed that selling islands is illegal, according to Indonesian regulations.The ministry’s deputy for maritime sovereignty, Arif Havas Oegroseno, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that putting an island up for sale violates Government Regulation No. 62/2010 on the utilization of small and outer islands.
Monsoon season in eastern shoreline of Bintan island is bringing the seaweed, jellyfishes and debris ashore
Some tourists are reluctant to swim on the eastern part of Bintan shoreline because the coastal abundant waste of seaweed and sea debris. They prefer to occupy wooden huts nearby while enjoying the food accompanied by the setting sun setting on the beach.
The Dragon Boat Race, which was a part of Riau Islands Marine Festival, was opened with Makan Sirih traditional dance performed by seven female dancers, dressed up in red-colored Malay traditional costumes.
Tanjung Pinang mayor Lis Darmansyah explained that Dragon Boat Race was first held in 1992, previously named Bintang Dragon Boat Race. “The Dragon Boat Race came from a tradition of one of the ethnic groups in Tanjung Pinang,” Lis said.
The Karimun Regency is located in the Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. Besides the main island of Great Karimun, the regency also includes the island of Kundur and a number of smaller islands. The Regency is divided into nine districts (kecamatan) – tabulated below with their 2010 Census population. Many residents of Batam city island is also originating from this regency.
The province of Riau Islands is set to host the Riau Islands Marine Festival 2017 from Oct. 13 to 21. The festival, slated to be held in several places including the capital city of Tanjung Pinang, and will feature Dangkong Dance as the opening dance in Tanjung Bali Karimun on Oct. 13.
The local community on Bintan island as well as hundreds of ASEAN tourists from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand could be found flocking on Penyengat Island, one of Tanjung Pinang’s tourist destinations, on Saturday 22 July 2017.They all came together to celebrate Penyengat Island Festival 2017 that was opened by the city of Tanjung Pinang Mayor Lis Darmansyah (Mr.).