Some 2,500 domestic and foreign participants joined a Tour of 1,000 Bikers organized to highlight the launch of Sail Wakatobi-Belitong 2011.
“The One Thousand Bikers Tour was led by Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Fadel Mohammad,” Head of the Wakatobi Tourism and Culture Office Tawakal said.
Sail Wakatobi-Belitong’s foreign participants also joined the tour, he added.
Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, Southeast Sulawesi Governor Nur Alam and Wakatobi District Head Hugua also took part in the tour.
“The Tour of 1,000 bikers cycling around Wakatobi competed for door prizes worth Rp50 million,” he said.
After the tour, Minister Agung Laksono officially launched Sail Wakatobi-Belitong (SWB) 2011.
The main objective of the SWB is to make Wakatobi (Southeast Sulawesi Province) and Balitong (Bangka Belitung Province, Sumatra) national and international tourist destinations, according to Agung.