It is time for Indonesia to reform natural tourism area with the concept of environmental sustainability to attract foreign tourists. "We went to Mount Kinabalu, Tuesday (17/1), not just sports, but comparative studies and to promote Indonesia," said the former Minister of Youth and Sports (Affairs) Adhyaksa Dault, the Rakyat Merdeka, Friday (20/1).
According to Chairman Vanaprastha, the mission of climbing Mt Kinabalu has successfully led Indonesia to promote nature lovers there. Many nature lovers from around the world does not know much about the nature tourism in Indonesia. "Indonesia has the potential of nature. Our mission is the promotion of Indonesia at the tops of the world, "said Adhyaksa.
What is being done there?
We received Consulate General in Sabah. We also met with several environmental groups on Mount Kinabalu. After reaching the peak, we socialize and Indonesia promo to people who travel there.
Our comparative studies, as part of Malaysia Sabah, they manage tourist incredible. There is no iota of trash we find along the way.
Short promotional dong?
We stay at Laban Rata, so we did an intense discussion over there about the potential of nature tourism in Indonesia. They are many who do not know if Indonesia has many natural attractions. They have not got a clue who feel like their whole visit to Mount Kinabalu
Later we try to provide input to the Ministry of Forestry, in particular the Directorate General of Protection and Nature Conservation (PPA DG) to manage the natural attractions. A lot of valuable experience that we take.Minimal Pangrango Mount Gede, West Java, which became our headquarters, we can use a pattern there.
Why choose Mount Kinabalu as a comparative study?
This is part of the Promotion of Indonesia On-Peak Peak World (PIP3D). Mount Kinabalu has a strategic importance in Southeast Asia. Through this climb, as the organization Vanaprastha nature lovers, want to directly promote adventure tourism potential, art, and culture of Indonesia in a crowded mountain climbers and tourists. We will distribute brochures on Indonesia, such as the promotion of the island of Komodo.
The other reason?
In addition to building relationships with organizations and individual nature lovers abroad, this expedition will perform a direct comparative study on the management of natural tourism area to be applied in Indonesia.
I assess Indonesia has a wealth of natural attractions that potential to be developed. As Mount Gede-Pangrango, Mount Ciremai (West Java), Mount Agung (Bali), Mount Rinjani (Lombok), Mount Lompobatang (South Sulawesi), and Mount Jaya Wijaya (Papua).
How many people who participated in the expedition?
There are 35 people from two generations, the oldest 59 years old. 55-year-old had eight people, under 50 years there are 10 people. The rest below 20 years. We were there for four days and five nights.
Are you sure this mission will succeed?
This expedition is not the first time. Previously, the month of September 2011 we managed to reach the peak of Mount Blanc (4810 m) in France. Of the ascent, we succeeded in promoting Indonesia. My friends over there finally know that Indonesia is not only Bali alone. They also want to visit Indonesia, not only to Bali.
Furthermore, we will climb to where else?
The next series will be conducted 2 generation is a climbing expedition to the summit of Dufourspitze which is the highest mountain peak in the range of Monte Rosa in the Swiss Mountains. And also Puncak Matterhom in Swiss and Italian borders are very challenging.