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Indonesia to invest in ‘volcano tourism’ villages

Mt Sinabung.
Mt Sinabung. Image by Tengku Rahmaddansyah / CC BY 2.0

Indonesian officials have earmarked four Sumatran villages to be developed for volcano tourism. Officials used Tiga Pancur village in the Simpang Empat district as an example of a town that could benefit from a specially constructed observation point from which the crater of rumbling Mt Sinabung can be more clearly viewed. On Tuesday, Sinabung emitted pyroclastic flows up to 3.5km. Read more: straitstimes.com