Singkarak Lake named West Sumatra tourism icon
[The Jakarta Post]: Singkarak Lake in Solok and Tanah Datar sub-districts in West Sumatra was named a tourism icon representing the province, a move which is expected to boost the number of tourists visiting the area. “We hope that Singkarak Lake can represent all tourist destinations in West Sumatra,” West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno said in Padang on Tuesday. “Singkarak” is used as an icon in an international sports and tourism event, Tour de Singkarak, held annually by the Tourism and Cultural Ministry and the West Sumatra administration. Prayitno said that the event had been a valuable promotional tool for the region. He added that he hoped all sub-districts and cities in the province would arrange tour packages in the near future to support the move, kompas.com reported.