Media Advisory Sail Banda 2010




Ambon, Indonesia, 27 July – 17 August 2010


1.    Introduction

Indonesia will host a marine festival called “Sail Banda 2010” which will be held in Maluku Province starting from 24th July until 17th August 2010.  “Sail Banda 2010” will officially open with a yacht rally that flags off on 24 July in Darwin, Australia, and will culminate in Ambon on 3 August, where the President of the Republic of Indonesia is scheduled to witness the parade from the Ambon Bay. Vessels from the United States of America, Singapore, Australia dan Malaysia will also participate in the parade.  Bearing the theme, “Small Islands for Our Future”, Sail Banda 2010 is intended to promote small islands and marine life conservation. The event is also intended to boost the development of the eastern part of Indonesia by promoting Maluku as a world-class tourism destination. The event offers strategic business opportunities for various products and services especially in the marine and tourism sectors.

Sail Banda 2010 will hold numbers of activities such as:

·          Yacht Rally and Race

·          International diving tournament

·          International Seminar on “Sago and Spices for Food Safety”

·          Seafood and Fish Products Expo

·          International Symposium on Small Islands and Coral Reefs

·          International Conference on Scientific Underwater Exploration and Technology

·          Civic (health and education) mission called “Bhakti Surya Baskara Jaya Operation

·          Port Visit

Sail Banda 2010, as a marine festival, is jointly organized by the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries, Provincial Administration of Maluku and Ministry of Culture and Tourism and supported by other related government institutions.

Media is cordially invited to cover Sail Banda 2010 and be part of the festivity in Indonesia’s annual maritime event.

2.    Accreditation/Registration

a.     Media representatives interested to cover SAIL BANDA 2010 can register on-line. The Media Secretariat highly recommends online registration.

b.     All Media personnel interested to cover the event must register using the Media Registration forms (can be obtained from Indonesian Embassies / Representative offices or downloaded from ). download form

c.     Key Dates for Media Accreditation

  4 May  2010

Online Media Registration opens

  4 June 2010

Media will be informed via email

27 July 2010

Online Media Registration closed

How to register :

1)    Complete the Media Registration Form.

2)    Email the completed form along with soft copies of :

-                Letter of assignment from the Editor/Executive of the media 

-                Digital Passport size color photograph

-                Valid ID card/press card 2010

-                Passport (valid for at least 6 months upon entry into Indonesia)


3)    Email registration form and necessary document  to:

4)    An acknowledgement will be sent by email to media applicants after all required documents have been completed and received by the Media Secretariat. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

5) An email notification together with an ID number will be sent to confirm successful media accreditation.

6) Successful applicants are requested to bring along a copy of the confirmation letter with the ID number and to present them to the SAIL BANDA 2010 Media Secretariat for registration.

7) Completed Media Registration Form along with all required documents can also be sent to the nearest Indonesian missions abroad.

3.    Visa Requirement

Successful applicants who are not based in Jakarta are required to print and bring along the copy of the confirmation letter to apply for a journalist visa at the nearest Indonesian Embassy/Representative Offices.

4.    Collection of Accreditation Pass (ID)

Accreditation badges (ID) may be collected at the SAIL BANDA 2010 Media Secretariat at the office of the Governor of Maluku Province. ID must be worn at all times in a visible spot and will be required for entry into venues that are accessible to the Media.

5.    Media Pool

For covering ‘Open Session’ in the event the space availability does not permit, a media pool may be applied. In this regards, special media passes will be issued and must be worn at all times together with ID badges. 

6.    Media Center

a.     Media Center will be located at the office of the Governor of Maluku Province. Selected documentation including statements, speeches, press materials and announcement will be available at the Media Center.

b.     The Media Secretariat at the Media Center will arrange Press Conference, Press Briefing, and Press Interview. Media Secretariat will also facilitate the media for interviews with other delegates on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

c.     The Media Center will provide computers with internet access on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis due to limited number of computer.

7.    Accommodation and Travel Arrangements

Media representatives will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, reservation and payments of hotel/accommodation. The media are strongly urged to make reservation as soon as possible. Further information on accommodation and travel arrangements in support of the conference can be viewed at                The secretariat is not in a position to make these arrangements. Information on the list of the participating hotels in support of the conference can be viewed at the list below.

·          Maluku Hotel

Jl. DR. Leimena-Laha, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-322969 / 322970                       

·          Samudera Hotel

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-322006

·          Amboina Hotel

Jl. Kapitan Ulupaha No.5A, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-355514

·          Wijaya Hotel

Jl. Said Perintah 15B, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-343022

·          Aston Natsepa Hotel (

Jl. Raya Natsepa No.36, Suli Salahutu, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-362555

·          Mutiara Hotel (

Jl. Raya Pattimura 12, Ambon

Tel. +62-911-353075 / 353874

8.    Customs Clearance Requirement

The lists of equipment must be legalized by the nearest Indonesian Embassy/Representative offices for importation and exportation purpose.

10. Contact Persons, Media Secretariat :

1) Sam E. Marentek (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

    Mobile : (+ 62) 81388489913

2) M. Hartantyo (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

    Mobile : (+ 62) 81398695135

                                            Jakarta, 4 May 2010
                                        Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                                           Republic of Indonesia