Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 26, Issue 1, 2020; Page No.(287-293)


Mohammad Ischak, Bambang Setioko and Dedes Nurgandarum


One of the effects of the construction of new large-scale settlements in suburban areas is the growing pressure on native settlements.This is because a lot of land and houses were acquired to build these new settlements. Physical and non-physical changes have the potential to change or even eliminate many of the native settlements due to the threat of land acquisition by developers who are building a new settlement. This research is intended to examine the contribution of the tradition of pilgrimage activities to the graves of community resilience against the threat of land acquisition by developers. This study used a qualitative approach through observation and interview techniques with community leaders and several other key persons in three native settlements that are in the midst of large-scale new settlement in Serpong area, Tangerang. The results showed that the inhabitants of native settlements can build their community resilience because they can carry out the tradition of pilgrimage to the graves of family and ancestors routinely until now. The tradition of pilgrimage functions as a community resilience mechanism because it is regularly carried out and involves all components of the inhabitants of the settlement as well as friendly forum with family members and neighbors who have moved and live outside the settlement. Thus the grave is a physical component that can be used as an indicator of the community resilience of native settlement inhabitants in an effort to respond to the threat of land acquisition by new settlement developers.