Jakarta. Orchid Country Club Golf Tournament 2017 attracted numerous foreign tourists to Batam, Riau Islands, on Nov. 25-26.
The tourists came from Singapore, Malaysia, Denmark, the Phillipines and Korea to participate in the event held at Palm Spring Golf & Country Club.
"There are 183 foreign tourist, 83 of them participated in the tournament. Our hotel is fully booked," Nongsa Sensation Batam Island chairman Andy Fong said on Sunday (26/11).
Batam has been named "the home of golf," because of the great golfing experience and services it offers. Its golf courses were designed by Jack Niclauss.
"Batam is a paradise for sports tourism and entertainment. If that's what you're looking for, you can find it in Nongsa, Batam," Andy said.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya encouraged foreign visitors to join the Wonderful Indonesia campaign by sharing their experience on social media.