Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 24, Issue 3 2018; Page No.(1109-1114)

TUNGGU TUBANG WOMEN EMPOWERMENT EFFECTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECOTOURISM IN FAJAR BULAN VILLAGE, SEMENDE SUB-DISTRICT, MUARA ENIM DISTRICT, SOUTH SUMATERA-INDONESIA

Eni Murdiati, Sriati Alfitri and M. Ridhah Taqwa

Abstract

The tradition of Tunggu Tubang is an ecotourism potential in Fajar Bulan Village. The study aims to analyze the social and cultural factors in Semende sub-district and the potential of the village as a tourist destination. The study uses the qualitative method with the form of ethnography study. The data are collected using indepth interview technique, documentation, and observation. The results show that the supporting factors of local tradition and natural resources from agriculture, farming, and plantation support the Fajar Bulan Village as the object of ecotourism. The tradition of Tunggu Tubang as a local wisdom could contribute to the welfare of the community. The management is necessary to increase the potential of the village as a tourist destination.

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