Lake Toba festival done yearly basis. This year 2016 will start from 9 – 12 September . We expect new arrangement this time organized by a new body set up by the new Government especially by a new Tourism minister. The recently the new body, Toba lake authority managed all tourist activities in this lake. Province authority and local Governments no longer deal with Toba lake tourism.
All local Government around Toba lake, Simalungun, Tobasa, Samosir, North Tapanuli and other local Government will perform their own cultural performances differ one to another. Boat (Solu bolon) competition will perform as well. Music, singing, Tortor dancing competition, one of the best in the country will entertain our ears. There are Ulos, Batak traditional scraft, geopark festival and traditional performance and many more.
To reach this destination, no longer take 4 – 5 hours from Kuala Namu airport but just one hour from new airport, Silangit in Siborongborong town. Tourist from beyond Jakarta should fly to Jakarta first then take another flight to Silangit. Tourist from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, should stop over in Kuala Namu, Medan airport before forward to Silangit.
A lot of star Hotel in Parapat town nor in Samosir island, in the middle of the lake with reasonable rate. You may take public ships in Parapat town with regular schedule or charter boat to the island.
I wouldn’t comment anymore about the beauty of the lake, had been well known to the World including the music and the songs.
Welcome to Toba lake. Please note the date 9 – 12 September 2016
Posted by Pinondang Situmeang