As a country that has not a bit of tourism potential but merely the 3 districts above which contribute the most tourists turns out to create a shocked Minister of Tourism and created 10 priority tourism destinations known as 10 New Bali – with hopes that the 10 priority tourist destinations will be as famous as Bali in eyes of the world. The 10 New Bali selected according to criteria 3A, Attractions, Access, and Amenity namely Lake Toba, Borobudur Temple, Thousand Islands, Bromo Tengger Semeru, Tanjung Kelayang, Tanjung Lesung, Labuan Bajo, Mandalika, Wakatobi, and Morotai.
The following are a number of profiles and potentials of the 10 districts of Bali Baru.
1. Lake Toba
Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in Indonesia with an area of 1145 km2 and a depth of 450 meters. In the middle there is a volcanic island that has the name of Samosir Island with a height of 1000 meters above sea level which when witnessed from a distance like a mountain.
2. Borobudur Temple
The Buddhist temple, which was discovered once by Raffles, is located between a number of mountains like Mount Merapi, Mount Merbabu, Mount Sindoro, Mount Sumbing, and the Menoreh Mountains. Borobudur Temple was surrounded by two rivers, the Progo River and Elo River. This temple is composed of volcanic rock which was formed without glue and has a total of 2672 reliefs from 1212 decorative reliefs and 1460 relief stories.
3. Thousand Islands
The Thousand Islands belongs to the Jakarta administrative district and has hundreds of island clusters totaling 342 islands covering an area of 8.7 square km. Some have historical relics like castle ruins, ancient tombs, hajj quarantine and so forth. Not a few people know, there are four main ecosystems namely: coastal forests, mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and coral reefs. Uniquely again, among the islands it turns out that the aquarium is underwater. The island is Princess Island.
4. Bromo Tengger Semeru
The Tengger Mountains were formed from a small eruption that occurred at Mount Bromo, which resulted in the emergence of a large caldera 8 km in diameter. This eruption also led to different mountain ranges including Mount Widodaren, Mount Wanakan, Mount Kursi, Mount Batok, and Mount Bromo. The Tengger people felt the mountain was sacred and each year a Yadnya Kasada or Kasodo ceremony was held each year.
5. Tanjung Kelayang Bangka Belitung
Belitung is the largest tin-producing island in Indonesia, mining once was carried out in Siburik River and Air Lesung Batang. Not only tin, Belitung is the only producer of black satam stone in the world. Black satam stone is a stone formed from natural processes in the reaction of a meteor collision with a layer of earth containing tin millions of years ago.
6. Tanjung Lesung
The fierce eruption of Krakatoa is believed to have devastated the west coast of Banten. As a result of the eruption of Krakatau more than a century ago, making the Tanjung Lesung area have extraordinary biological wealth. Either on land or under the sea.
7. Labuan Bajo NTT
Labuan Bajo is a village of 9 villages in Komodo District, West Manggarai Regency, NTT. In Labuan Bajo there are dozens of international standard tourist destinations including Komodo National Park, Pede Beach, Gorontalo Beach, Batu Cermin Cave, Bidadari Island, Kanawa, Wae Lulu Island, to Waringin Peak. Labuan Bajo also has pink sandy beaches which are only 8 in the world.
8. Mandalika Lombok
Mandalika is an area in Lombok which is a Special Economic Zone (KEK). Since 2015, it has been intensively working on the construction of both cross roads, electricity, water, and the Economic and Industrial area. Mandalika will have an International MOTO GP Racing Circuit. The change in Mandalika is strengthened by the existence of various beautiful beaches in Mandalika that are similar to Bali, like Gepuruk Beach, Serenting, Tanjung Beach, to Aan Beach.
Wakatobi underwater beauty has been famous to foreign countries. Wakatobi was even included in the ITB Berlin Largest Tourism Exhibition (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin). In the waters of the Wakatobi sea, there are at least 5 species of whales and 6 types of dolfins that live here. It is not enough that 70 percent of the total coral species in the world are on the seabed of Wakatobi.
In the 15th century there was a Moro kingdom centered on Mamuya. Now the area is included in Galela sub-district, North Halmahera. The land to the bottom of the waters in Morotai reveals a proof of World War II that stores physical buildings and remnants of war equipment that had occurred there. Interestingly, even though the majority of its territory is ocean, we can find white iron handicrafts and a variety of jewelry from iron balances during World War II.