Monday, December 7, 2009

WEH island,aceh

A beautiful little island is located off the northern coast of Banda Aceh. Kota Sabang on Weh Island is, or is often called the island of Sabang which has some beautiful beach location decorated with waving palm trees.
Besides this island has a diving and snorkeling sites are attractive and also forest areas located in the center of the island. Island ring road is smooth, has built on this island that allows travelers visiting the tourist sites of nature with all its beauty and uniqueness.
Most of the population, amounting to Pulau Weh 24,000 people live in the city of Sabang which is the largest city on the island. In the past, a haven Sabang big ships and a coal depot and source of water for the steamer that crosses this area, but after the emergence of diesel engines after World War 2, the role of coal as an energy source for marine vessels is becoming obsolete and Sabang into a quiet town.

In the 1970s, the government set Sabang as one of the duty-free port (free trade zone) in Indonesia and it is time to branch out in Sabang become rampant again. But in 1986 the status of Sabang as abolished duty-free port and the city returned to the fishing town. The only economic activity, other than fishing (fishermen); contained in Pulau Weh is the craft of rattan furniture.

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