Getting to know a Yoboi Village of Papua Chosen in ADWI 2021 – Yoboi Village, located in Sentani District, Jayapura, Papua, was selected as one of the 50 best tourism villages and hutment at the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI). The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno stated, the floating village deserves to be included in The list is due to the superiority of nature, temples, crafts, and culture.

“With various advantages ranging from nature, culinary arts, crafts to culture, Yoboi Village deserves to be listed in the top 50 best tourist villages in Indonesia,” said Sandiaga in a press release, Tuesday (21/9).

During his visit, Sandiaga interacted with local residents for approximately three hours. On that occasion, he praised the natural beauty of the floating village. For  him, the village above the river is a very comfortable village.

“This is a very comfortable village even though it is above the river and is the only floating village where water is the source of life for several villages around Lake Sentan,” said Sandiaga.

Jayapura Regent, Mathius Awoitauw, on the same occasion appreciated Sandiaga’s presence. According to Mathius, Sandiaga was the only minister who visited Yoboi Village. He also expressed his gratitude to the government because Kampung Yoboi was chosen as one of the best tourist villages in the 2021 ADWI event.

“On behalf of the local government, we express our gratitude for the working visit carried out by the Minister and his entourage in Yoboi Village. Hopefully what has been done in Yoboi Village can be imitated and carried out in a number of villages in Jayapura Regency,” he said.

To note, there are 1,831 villages throughout Indonesia that take part in the Tourism Village competition. A total of 100 villages were declared to have passed the curation, then further narrowed down to 50 villages that were awarded ADWI 2021, including Kampung Yoboi.

The examination and assessment have been carried out for the past six months. Some of the assessment indicators include homestays, toilets, souvenirs, digital villages, CHSE, creative content, and tourist attractions.

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