The Ambon Bay Festival 2013 Highlights Traditional Boat Race

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The Ambon Bay Festival 2013 will be held from 11th to 13th September 2013, and is based not only in Ambon, but also throughout the West Seram Regency.

The event is aimed to further promote tourism potentials and establish Ambon and the Maluku Province as one of the top national and international tourist destinations.

One of the main highlights of the festival is the Arumbae Manggarube traditional boat race. In the race, one boat will carry 28 to 31 rowers.

There will also be an underwater photography competition, traditional fishing competitions, painting and mosaic competitions, and the Batu Badaong traditional story telling competition which will be participated by students from throughout Ambon.

source: Wonderfull of Indonesia