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Malang Sets Eyes on Becoming World Tourism Destination

Malang Sets Eyes on Becoming World Tourism Destination (kemenpar)

MALANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Malang Raya, which covers Malang Regency, Lumajang, Kediri, and its surroundings in East Java is encouraged to become a world-class tourist destination to support more manifest alternative destinations besides Bali.

The effort to develop Malang Raya as a world-class tourist destination is realized through various strategies and synergies between various stakeholders. Three main elements of tourism support are attractions, amenities, and accessibility (3A), including improved airport facilities to international airports.

"If there is currently Juanda international airport in Sidoarjo, it will be supported by two major airports in Kediri and Abdul Rahman Soleh Airport in Pakis Malang which will be upgraded to become an international airport," said Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya accompanied by Deputy Regent of Malang M. Sanusi on the occasion explained, Malang Raya is supported by world-class tourist areas namely the tourist area of ​​Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (BTS) managed by the BTS Tourism Authority (BOP) and Special Economic Zones ( KEK) Targeted tourism in Singosari in Malang Regency can be visited by 1 million tourists.

"The tourist area of ​​BTS National Park in Lumajang and Malang Regencies is known as the world's biosphere and is visited by many foreign tourists. BTS has been set by Indonesia President Joko Widodo as one of the top 10 priority tourism destinations, "Arief Yahya said.

For attractions in Malang, according to Arief Yahya, there is no doubt about the routine implementation of the Tengger Kasodo community cultural festival, Malang Flower Festival which has been included in the list of 100 Wonderful Indonesian Calender of Events, and Malang Beach Festival which soon becomes a world class flagship event .

Deputy Regent of Malang M.Sanusi said, MBF became a new icon of Malang Regency tourism. "MBF 2019 presents beach tourism and cultural tourism events held at five leading beach locations in September to November 2019," he said.

The implementation of the MBF 2019, said M.Sanusi, will begin with the ‘sea picking‘ event that takes place at Sendangbiru Beach on September 27, 2019. A day later on September 28, 2019 a Culture Carnival was held at Ungapan Beach.

"Like the previous year, the title of the Culture Kirab event was to celebrate the anniversary of Malang Regency," he said.

The MBF 2019 event will be enlivened by the Malang Beach Cullinary and Malang Beach Run event which will take place on Nganteb Beach on October 12, 2019. This very special program from MBF this year is Malang Night Surfing which will take place on Wediawu Beach on November 2, 2019. This will interesting especially because night surfing spots are still rare in Indonesia, which only exists in Bali and Wediawu Beach, Malang Regency.

From the entire series of events the MBF 2019 will be closed with a paragliding event that will take place at Modangan Beach on 23 to 25 November 2019. "This paragliding will start from the digging around Lawang and land at Modangan Beach, Malang Regency. This paragliding activity can be carried out at night when the moon is bright. The activities of kites like in the world only exist in New Zealand and Malang so that it is worthy of being an international event, "he said.