Valentino Rossi, nine-time MotoGP world champion and also the best living legend of bike racing, made excellent news when on Monday, 23rd January 2017, Rossi set foot on Labuan Bajo, the gateway to the fabulous Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara Province.
Rossi didn’t stay in a hotel but preferred to spend his vacation on a liveaboard boat, very popular for cruising and island hopping from one to the next lovely Indonesian island.
The Komodo National Park, situated southwest of the island of Flores from the East Nusatenggara province, protects the habitat of those last Komodo dragons in the world. This island of Komodo, Rinca, and Padar, and as well as the vast marine park where is discovered a treasure trove of abundant underwater life, ideal for swimming one of the colorful reefs, turtles and giant manta rays.
With this unexpected trip, Thaib said: “We are very pleased that Valentino Rossi has chosen to spend his vacation in one of Indonesia’s top destinations. We hope that his arrival at Labuan Bajo will boost the advertising of this one-of-a-kind destination.”
Separately, Head of this Office for Tourism and Creative Economy of East Nusa Tenggara Province, Marius ArduJelamu was also quite pleased to hear the information and welcomed Valentino Rossi to further explore Labuan Bajo, the Komodo National Parks, and other miracles of East Nusa Tenggara. We expect that Rossi will explore all of the splendors of East Nusa Tenggara, notably Komodo Island in the West Manggarai Regency. We also hope that he will also spread the news to everyone his friends and lovers around the globe about the miracles that are Labuan Bajo and East Nusa Tenggara, so they are also able to enjoy traveling here and revel in its splendors” additional Marius.
While Rossi is visiting the region, Marius Also expects that the racer, – that is currently preparing for the 2017 season, – may even visit other spellbinding attractions such as the Kelimutu Tri-Colored Lake at Ende, that the Pasola spear casting convention on horseback, as well as Alor, Rote, and several other incredible attractions.
Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism, AriefYahya commented that the coming of Valentino Rossi means that more and more among world’s stars are getting to be knowledgeable about the beauty of this Komodo national park, it is Pink Beach, Manta Point, and other underwater wonders.
“This verifies the enthralling beauty of Labuan Bajo and environment, are already on the global radar of world’s leading tourist spots,” Additional Minister Yahya.