"With the cost of Rp10 thousand, every passenger is invited to tour Lake Singkarak for about 15 minutes and during the Eid holiday we can usually produce up to Rp 20 million more," said one of the singkarak lake tourism boat operators, Riki, in Solok on Friday.
He said, when holiday, many people from various regions traveled to Singkarak lake but were the most crowded indeed during the Eid holiday.
For Eid holidays Eid al-Fitr 1440 hijri, tourists have begun to crowded since Thursday or one day after the implementation of Eid al-Fitr prayers.
"These four days are usually the peak of visitors because on Monday most of the employees both private and corporate have started working," he said.
He said, the ship he managed had a 15 PK engine and could carry 60 people at a time.
If not the Eid holiday, he said, visitors are usually not too crowded and only Saturday and Sunday.
"This is my daily work and during this Eid holiday the highest income is," he said.
To operate a tourist boat is usually carried out by two people where one acts to operate the engine and another is in charge of seeing the obstacles ahead.
"In Singkarak lake there are many cages rope of community, so you need a guide in the front so you don't get caught in the engine," he said.
One of the passengers Aswarni said, that her son wants to ride this tour boat.
"Parents are just accompanying their children who want to ride ," she said. *
Editor: Mutiara Ramadhani
Translated by: Internship Student of ANTARA 2019