Wakatobi Islands: Underwater nirvana like no other

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Indonesia is a country where acronyms abound, so when I was informed I was traveling with a group of friends to Wakatobi, I assumed it was just to one island by that name.


It was only later that it dawned on me that Wakatobi was also an acronym.


Wakatobi is an abbreviation of the collective names for a string of islands that lie southeast of Sulawesi, which are Wangi Wangi Island, Kaledupa Island, Tomia Island and Binongko Island. It is also referred to as the Tukang Besi Islands.


Sulawesi itself forms part of the archipelago of Indonesia. It lies toward its eastern fringes and is said to be shaped like an orchid.

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Posted: 6 May 2019 22:37:21

  
  

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