Why Lake Toba?
First of all, Lake Toba is a historic and scenic destination in Sumatra, Indonesia, South East Asia. The lake emerged as a result of the largest volcanic eruption ever to occur on earth 74,000 years ago. The blast formed a caldera that was later filled in by water, flora, and fauna. It is excellent for a holiday, whether you are looking for tranquility or adventure. Second of all, Lake Toba is the biggest volcanic lake surrounded by picturesque mountains of Sumatra. The landscape presents amazing views from any direction you see it. Finally, Lake Toba offers trekking into the protected rainforest to see wildlife including tigers, elephants, and orangutans.
What’s new on Lake Toba?
SuperStar Libra, a cruise ship sailing from Portklang in Malaysia, docked at the Kuala Tanjung Port, North Sumatra, on April 5, 2018. From there, the cruise operator took about 600 tourists from Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore to Lake Toba. The visit was the first of its kind in the new port’s history.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is to attend the Easter celebration at the Toba Caldera Geopark Information Center at Sigulanti Village, Samosir, on April 27, 2018. The country observes Easter as a national holiday. With the presidential visit and other promotional activities, Indonesia hopes to make Lake Toba an international destination.
There is an event called Gondang Naposo Festival right after the Easter. Scheduled for April 27-28, 2018, it is a place to find a mate for youngsters who have obtained the blessings of their parents. It’s a unique Batak ethnic ritual used as a medium of introductory as well as advanced talks between matured boys and girls as a way to step into the marriage. In addition to the matchmaking event, there are also performances by dance studios from nearby regions. Don’t miss the uniqueness of Tortor Naposo, a traditional dance from Batak ancient times.
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